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Evaluating & Downloading Lesson Plans (Kimberley Patterson) Curriki
Evaluating & Downloading Lesson Plans (Kimberley Patterson) Curriki
Evaluating & Downloading Lesson Plans (Kimberley Patterson) Curriki
Evaluating & Downloading Lesson Plans (Kimberley Patterson) Curriki
Evaluating & Downloading Lesson Plans (Kimberley Patterson) Curriki
Evaluating & Downloading Lesson Plans (Kimberley Patterson) Curriki
Evaluating & Downloading Lesson Plans (Kimberley Patterson) Curriki
Evaluating & Downloading Lesson Plans (Kimberley Patterson) Curriki
Evaluating & Downloading Lesson Plans (Kimberley Patterson) Curriki
Evaluating & Downloading Lesson Plans (Kimberley Patterson) Curriki
Evaluating & Downloading Lesson Plans (Kimberley Patterson) Curriki
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Evaluating & Downloading Lesson Plans (Kimberley Patterson) Curriki

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A presentation on evaluating and downloading lesson plans given by Kimberley Patterson of Curriki for the 4C Initiative.

A presentation on evaluating and downloading lesson plans given by Kimberley Patterson of Curriki for the 4C Initiative.

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  • 1. Kimberly Patterson Managing Editor [email_address]
  • 2. Who is Curriki? <ul><li>Traditional approach vs. OER </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits and challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson plans at Curriki and other sources </li></ul>Digital Lesson Plans
  • 3. Who is Curriki? <ul><li>High cost of today’s instructional materials </li></ul><ul><li>Quality instruction not easily disseminated </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing of ideas not easily facilitated </li></ul>Challenges of Traditional Approach
  • 4. Who is Curriki? <ul><li>Information access anywhere in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0—participatory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Networks of people interact and provide feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity to leverage the knowledge of the entire community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Programmed by volunteers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free and available to anyone </li></ul></ul></ul>Opportunities for Innovation
  • 5. Who is Curriki? Web 2.0 Content Development
  • 6. What Does This Mean for Education? <ul><li>High quality content made widely available for free </li></ul><ul><li>Users can create and improve, not just consume content </li></ul><ul><li>Content can be collaboratively developed by the community (both locally and globally) </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers are more engaged, which can result in improved student outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Content can be updated regularly to stay current </li></ul>
  • 7. <ul><li>OER Inverts the Existing Publishing Model </li></ul><ul><li>No need to buy a single expensive textbook, workbook, or instructional activity from a publisher </li></ul><ul><li>Can now share a portion of the “book” </li></ul><ul><li>Can create a customized learning resource (or dozens) at no cost </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers are empowered to be content creators </li></ul>
  • 8. <ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright issues & Creative Commons </li></ul><ul><li>Locating materials </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of materials </li></ul><ul><li>Permanence of resources </li></ul>
  • 9. What Is Curriki? <ul><li>Free, online curricula created & validated by the community </li></ul><ul><li>Defined learning objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Scope & sequence for instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson plans </li></ul><ul><li>Textbooks & other instructional materials </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher training </li></ul><ul><li>Capable of hosting virtually any file format, including video </li></ul><ul><li>Tools for content creation </li></ul>
  • 10. Who Is Curriki? <ul><li>The first Internet destination for Open Source Curricula (OSC) </li></ul><ul><li>Founded by Sun Microsystems in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Created as independent 501(c)(3) in 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>More than 100,000 registered members </li></ul><ul><li>35,000+ learning assets </li></ul><ul><li>Global reach </li></ul>
  • 11. <ul><li>Content Contributors </li></ul><ul><li>For-profit publishers </li></ul><ul><li>Non-profit publishers/organizations </li></ul><ul><li>School districts/regional organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Ministries of Education </li></ul><ul><li>The global community of educators </li></ul>
  • 12. <ul><li>Quality Control </li></ul><ul><li>Robust multi-level quality control </li></ul><ul><li>File Check </li></ul><ul><li>Review by subject matter experts </li></ul><ul><li>Member Comments </li></ul><ul><li>Member “Star Rating” system </li></ul><ul><li>Member “Flag” for questionable content </li></ul>

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