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

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Wednesday, October 11 • 10:30am - 10:55am
Open Your Eyes to Open Education: 1-Day PD Offerings Introducing K-12 Educators to OER

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As the state of Idaho moves toward the adoption of open education resources, one of the biggest challenges is getting the word out about OER to K-12 educators throughout the state. Idaho State Department of Education teamed up with University of Idaho's Doceo Center for Innovation + Learning to create a unique experience for educators with the following goals concerning OER: 1) increase understanding 2) promote use 3) demonstrate how to access 4) share technologies that support use 5) assist with creating collections for use. The outcome was a one-day professional development opportunity offered at three different locations in the state (Moscow, Boise, and Pocatello) to reach out to the majority of Idaho K-12 educators. The day included 12 sessions to create a more individualized experience including a general session to support understanding of OER, sessions on specific OER tools, sessions to support specific subject areas, sessions to introduce technologies that support the use of OER, etc. Teachers could earn one professional development credit with an additional assignment related to implementing OER. This session will share an overview of this pd opportunity and feedback from educators who attended the event. This feedback is being used to guide future OER professional development opportunities including the creation of an online OER professional development course.


Scott Cook

Director of Academic Services, Support, & PD, Idaho State Department of Education
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Cass Hall

Manager of Collaboration & Classroom Technology Services, University of Idaho
Cass Hall is the Manager of Collaboration & Classroom Technology Services at the University of Idaho. Previously, Hall served as the Director for the Doceo Center of Innovation + Learning and was an Assistant Professor of Learning Technologies in the College of Education, Health and... Read More →

Wednesday October 11, 2017 10:30am - 10:55am PDT