OpenEd17: The 14th Annual Open Education Conference
October 11 – 13, 2017  ::  Anaheim, CA

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Wednesday, October 11 • 11:00am - 11:55am
Reviewing K-12 OER Materials

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Abstract: Emerging research shows the impact of quality instructional materials on student achievement to be as large as quality instruction, and almost 40 times more cost-effective than class size reduction. As Open Education Resources seek to bolster their credibility in the materials space, it is imperative that OERs meet expectations when it comes to alignment with CCSS, usability, and other quality criteria. EdReports.org is an independent nonprofit that publishes free reviews of instructional materials, using an educator-designed tool that measures these criteria. The reports help districts and educators make informed purchasing and instructional decisions that support improved student outcomes. EdReports.org has reviewed or is in the process of reviewing 6 OER series finding a mix of quality with some grade-level materials meeting expectations and others only partially meeting expectations. At this session, we'll discuss the landscape of education materials with our panel and walk through how collaboration can lead to excellent materials for all students.

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Liisa Moilanen Potts

Director of ELA, EdReports.org
I've been working to support all students in literacy for 25 years as a teacher (in Iowa and California) and as a leadership and instructional coach in CA and Washington state. I served as Washington's Director of Literacy and Professional Learning before coming to EdReports, where... Read More →

Wednesday October 11, 2017 11:00am - 11:55am PDT