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

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Thursday, October 12 • 10:15am - 10:40am
Table 20 - Scaling OER in K-12

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Open Up Resources is working with school districts in the US with the goal of widespread adoption of comprehensive OER. We've partnered with Illustrative Mathematics to develop a middle school math curriculum and are working with EL Education to distribute their K-5 English Language Arts materials. The approach we've taken differs from some earlier OER efforts. This session will describe the approach and results to date.

In developing the materials, we focused on creating comprehensive curriculum for entire grade bands rather than creating smaller lessons and units. And, we've added in supports for English language learners as well.

The draft materials underwent a rigorous review process, and were pilot tested in school districts. In addition, we focused on creating an engaging design for the materials.

The materials are available in both print and digital with an eye towards meeting districts where they are in terms of technology.

Finally, unlike many OER projects, this project included dedicated sales and marketing staff to help these materials compete directly with commercial products.


Thursday October 12, 2017 10:15am - 10:40am PDT
Royal Ballroom