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K12 OER Collaborative


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K12 OER Collaborative for 2015 Open Education Week

Attribution to:
Jennifer Wolfe, The Learning Accelerator
Layla Bonnot, Council of Chief State School Officers
Karl Nelson, Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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K12 OER Collaborative

  1. 1. K-12 OER Collaborative Attribution to: Jennifer Wolfe, The Learning Accelerator Layla Bonnot, Council of Chief State School Officers Karl Nelson, Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
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  3. 3. K-12 OER Collaborative Members States (12) • AZ, CA, GA, ID, MN, NC, NV, OR, UT, WA, WI Supporting organizations • Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) • The Learning Accelerator (TLA) • Achieve • Creative Commons • Lumen Learning • State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) • State Instructional Materials Review Association (SIMRA) • Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics (ASSM)
  4. 4. Project Goal The K-12 OER Collaborative will create: • comprehensive, • high-quality, • open educational resources (OER) supporting K-12 math and ELA, aligned with state learning standards.
  5. 5. What is OER? Instructional materials that have been released under an intellectual property license that allows for: – Reuse: use the work verbatim, just exactly as you found it – Rework: alter or transform the work so that it better meets your needs – Remix: combine the (verbatim or altered) work with other works to better meet your needs – Redistribute: share the verbatim work, the reworked work, or the remixed work with others – Retain: the right to make, own, and control copies of the content
  6. 6. Why is OER important for K-12? • Lowers costs of instructional materials • Increases district/state control of content – Open licenses allow resources to be modified to meet local needs – Allows schools to retain content rather than locking content into annual licensing purchases • Improves quality and allows for frequent updates
  7. 7. OER State of the States* *Based on a national survey of SEA deputies Full report here:
  8. 8. Selected State OER Initiatives • Kentucky Learning Depot: P-20 Repository ( • Minnesota Learning Commons: Statewide tools and TA around OER – Minnesota OER Commons: Supports content creation • Innovative Digital Education and Learning-New Mexico (IDEAL- NM): Statewide eLearning program, LMS to share OER • Digital Learning Department Washington OSPI: OER Portal
  9. 9. What is the greatest concern you have about your ability to implement Common Core-aligned instruction?
  10. 10. Why this project? • Materials will be aligned to the Common Core – Based on educator needs – Enables states to collaborate • Designed for digital – Also, print-ready at a low cost • Comprehensive materials • Designed for long-term sustainability • Openly licensed (CC BY 4.0) • Coordinated effort of multiple states
  11. 11. Resources will: • Address the CCSS Publisher’s Criteria for ELA and Mathematics • Include teacher materials providing strategies for instruction for varying student needs • Provide assessment strategies and tools that provide sufficient guidance for interpreting student performance • Incorporate interactive and multimedia elements that support quality teaching and learning
  12. 12. We’ll use an RFP to identify vendors • Best way to find high-quality vendors, for best price and timeline • Open to all content developers • Developers can build on existing work (as long as the result is CC BY licensed)
  13. 13. Rapid Prototypes • Allows us to pick vendors based on actual performance • Gives teachers and content experts opportunity to give detailed feedback at the start of the project
  14. 14. How can you get involved? • Potential vendors • States or districts – Letters of support – Educators on review teams