And that’s pretty much all I have for today. I know that was a lot of information, so I’m open to questions, and you can also email me later if you remember a questions later.
CCSSO Synthesis & Call to Action
Paul StaceyResponse, Synthesis & Call for Action 1. Case study responsefor: 2. Finding/sourcing OERCouncil of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)Implementing the Common Core Standards (ICCS) 3. OER examplesPre-conference on Open Educational Resources 4. Strategies & policiesSeattle, Wednesday, 15-Aug-2012 5. Pre-discussion scenario
• RFP for common core ELA & Math pre-kindergarten to grade 12 – ended up with PreK to grade 5• Creative Commons licensed as OER• Leverage work already in the public domain that are free and publicly available & align/scale them for use state wide – Libraries, Museums, TV stations, …• RFP includes teaching and learning professional development around common core and resources• Use of data to improve instruction – ensure rigorous conversations around student achievement• Voluntary adoption
• Legislature direction – common core creates opportunity to develop library of high quality openly licensed K-12 courseware• Free of charge – cost savings (not reason to reduce/cut funding) - allow redeployment of funding to other needed things• OER more up-to-date and broader selection of material• Develop library of openly licensed courseware aligned to common core – not develop new• Advertise/talk to school districts about availability of OER – increase awareness• Voluntary adoption• Work collaboratively with other states• Very inclusive - Course syllabus, modules, textbooks, assessments, videos, simulations, labs …
• Out of Print – Re-imagining the Textbook – digital, open, case studies on 4 states, states with policy changes, federal support of digital/open content, factors in implementing (funding for broadband & devices, policies, prepared educators, open approach to IP, quality, leadership), 5 recommendations – available next 2-3 weeks• State Education Policy Center (SEPC) – 3areas, instructional resources, broadband, assessment – open in Oct 2012
Policies 2012 WORLD OER CONGRESS UNESCO, PARIS, JUNE 20-22, 2012 OER DECLARATION a. Support the use of OER through the revision of policy regulating higher education b. Contribute to raising awareness of key OER issues c. Review national ICT/connectivity strategies for Higher Education d. Consider adapting open licensing frameworks e. Consider adopting open format standards f. Support institutional investments in curriculum design g. Support the sustainable production and sharing of learning materials h. Collaborate to find effective ways to harness OER
Policies• Public funding results in a public good• Capitalize on new business models – Digital copying & distribution cost = ~$0 – You can share and still have the resource yourself – Consortia vs. autonomy• RFP’s & new funding incentivize reuse of existing OER and/or existing ed material conversion to OER• RFP’s & new funding require Creative Commons licenses http://oerpolicies.org• Policies allow teachers to share curriculum materials under open Creative Commons licenses
Strategies• Adopt open policy• Implement open practices – national, states, districts, schools, teachers, students, …• Finding & evaluating OER – use portals to to accumulate, organize, and distribute content• Remixing & publishing your own OER – create online communities for teachers to collaborate, research and share resources• Evolve instructional design and pedagogical methods to leverage OER• Use Creative Commons licenses• Integrate with tablet/iPad and other device adoptions• Quality – adopt quality rubrics & showcase examples that meet technical, pedagogical, and academic quality• Assessment – assess OER impact (increased access, learning outcomes, completion/graduation rates, cost savings, …)
Call To Action Scenario• 45 US states and three US territories have adopted common core standards for Math and Language Arts.• Collectively need common core aligned textbooks and supplemental materials.• So what if there was money to RFP for all of the needed common core aligned textbooks and supplemental materials?• The RFPs would be open and competitive... so the commercial sector could also participate. The best bid for the best product at the best price would win.• All textbooks and curriculum created with these funds would be licensed Creative Commons Attribution or Public Domain• States and school districts could have open access to no-cost, state-of-the- art, common core aligned materials.• All use would be optional so no one can say "this is a national curriculum being forced upon us."• Licenses allow all to reuse, revise or remix the content.• Questions: Policy implications? Impact on Teacher Practice? Adjudication of quality? (Who funds? What exactly is being funded? Commitment to adopt? Role of DoE, States and other organizations (CCSSO, iNACOL, Achieve, SEDTA, …)? Evergreen/updating process beyond initial production? …)
Opportunities for cross-state work?• Sharing• Co-development• Collection of model policies and legislation• Professional learning• Examining quality
Top technical assistance needs for your state?1. Awareness for policy makers?2. Messaging and outreach3. Professional learning for teachers and other leaders?4. Legislative, model policy supports?5. Analysis of current instructional materials environment and opportunities?6. Help building a coalition?7. Organizing digital OER for access and discoverability?8. Textbook adoption and distribution policies?What form might that take?1. Consulting?2. Speakers for In-state convening?
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