Open Educational Resources Project <ul><li>In February 2010 , The Maine Department of Education (MDOE) awarded the Maine Support Network (MSN: a division of the newly formed Syntiro ) multiple grants funded through Title IID Enhancing Education through Technology - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Competitive Grant monies. </li></ul>
These grants were designed to support the MDOE in achieving the following goals: <ul><li>Enhance the awareness of Open Educational Resources (OER). </li></ul><ul><li>Identify existing OER. </li></ul><ul><li>Foster the creation or development of content-specific asynchronous and synchronous communities. Our ultimate goal is to build the capacity of Maine educators to use technology, and engaging teaching and learning strategies, to prepare students for college, career, and meaningful lives in their communities </li></ul>
Content Areas <ul><li>The MDOE grants awarded to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Syntiro were in the content areas: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Math; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Health Education & Physical Education; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>World Languages; and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Career & Education Development. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MCLP were in the content areas: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social Studies; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Science and Technology; and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>English Language Arts. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Additionally grants were awarded in the areas of Visual and Performing Arts, and Career & Technical Education. </li></ul>
<ul><li>These exciting projects brought together teams of educators to identify high quality Open Educational Resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Educators who are experts in their content fields were identified in each of the 9 superintendent regions to form the content-specific teams. </li></ul>Open Educational Resource Team: Roles and Responsibilities
<ul><li>Each team identified OER criteria for quality and alignment to Maine Learning Standards to support their collection and selection of high quality OER for Maine educators. </li></ul><ul><li>The teams also began to note the areas where quality OER were lacking and need to be developed. </li></ul><ul><li>These resources are currently posted on Delicious. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Open educational resources are educational materials and resources offered freely and openly for anyone to use and, under some licenses, to re-mix, improve and redistribute. </li></ul>
<ul><li>The Incredible Art Department | Art Education </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/ </li></ul><ul><li>This is a very large data base of teacher friendly art lesson and resources. The site is easy to search and navigate. A great place to start when planning a new lesson or looking for fresh ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>* Color Theory Tutorial by WORQZ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.worqx.com/color/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Description – </li></ul><ul><li>This site can be used in conjunction with any painting or drawing lesson that uses color, or in conjunction with a historical perspective on color such as the </li></ul><ul><li>impressionist or pointillist styles, or even in talking about the representation of color on a digital screen and its output to paint color or ink color. </li></ul>Examples of Visual Arts OER
My Favorite OER Andy Warhol Museum- http://edu.warhol.org/index2.html * Resources and Lesson plans * Incredible powerpoint presentations for all age groups Including- Color Theory, Collaboration, Aesthetics response * Create your own virtual silkscreen
<ul><li>Allentown Art Museum- The Renaissance Connection </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.renaissanceconnection.org/ </li></ul>
Fun Dance instructional site: Beyoncé's "Move Your Body" video for the NABEF's Let's Move! Flash Workout. In partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation: [ http://www.nabef.org/letsmove/educator_resources_video.asp ] http://www.nabef.org/letsmove/educator_resources_video.asp
Where Can You Find These and Other OER Identified by Content-Expert Teams? Currently the VPA OER’s are housed on the Maine Alliance for Arts Education (MAEA) website.
http://www.maineartsed.org/openedresources.html On their home page look for Arts Ed Resources On-line: Open E ducation Resources
There are links to all the VPA OER’s they are organized by grade level and MLR Standards.
When you open the Performance Indicator Page you find the following;
When you open the Grade Level Page you find the following;
Where else can you find them? edmodo.com edmodo.com
The Work Continues… <ul><li>Content Teams continue to work with the Maine Department of Education to put these sites in a new comprehensive, educational repository called Gooru </li></ul><ul><li>VPA team members got a sneak peak at this site set to launch end of June. We were blown away with the depth of this non-profit educational database and search engine. </li></ul><ul><li>You can search for subjects, topics, content, etc. and using google technology it will give you a list of possible sites, teacher developed classplans, links to interactive websites and videos, online textbooks, tests, quizzes, and recorded teacher demonstrations. AMAZING! </li></ul><ul><li>State of Maine is being recognized Nationally for their OER work and collaboration with the Gooru team </li></ul>
For More Information on These Projects <ul><li>Please visit: </li></ul><ul><li>www.syntiro.org/oer </li></ul><ul><li>http://mainecontentliteracyproject.org/ </li></ul>
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