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Explore and create
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Explore and create : Workshop

Saturday, June 22, 4:00–5:30 pm
Location: 201A

Staci Lyon  
Open content from primary sources, websites, videos, speakers and podcasts is a key component in building an effective, student-centered learning experience. Learn about free tools that enable educators to create open, online lessons that combine these resources with appropriate questioning and targeted feedback to support differentiation and stimulate learning.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Online tools, apps and resources
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Manage the use of technology and student learning strategies in digital platforms, virtual environments, hands-on makerspaces or in the field.
Disclosure: The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session
Related exhibitors: Curriculum Pathways

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

This workshop will give participants a new perspective on open educational resources (OER). Despite having access to an abundance of open educational resources and assets, many educators struggle to combine the resources into a curriculum that supports differentiation, promotes deeper engagement, and can be immediately used by all students. In this workshop, participants will learn how to design and create lessons by transforming their static, paper-based lessons into interactive, online resources using free tools. Participants will learn how to retain, reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute their lessons; how to seamlessly merge text, media, and other digital assets from freely available open resources into high-quality, comprehensive, student-centered lessons; and how to share their lessons with students, colleagues, and the world.


During the first 25 minutes, participants will receive an engaging demo of the free tools they will use to merge their content into one lesson. Participants will observe how to use the tools on multiple platforms as well how to integrate them seamlessly into their classroom. During the demo, participants will explore the resources available and generate questions. Participants also will engage in their own 30-minute hands-on activity creating their own lesson. After creating their online interactive lesson, participants will then spend 20 minutes collaborating on integration strategies with their peers. The last 15 minutes will be spent compiling participant strategies within a shareable document.

Supporting research

The access to technology has increased significantly, and many students now operate in a much more mobile-friendly world. See As educators strive to support students’ digital citizenship, they must continue to explore new technologies, recognize the need for shifts in their teaching, and evaluate how these technologies will benefit student learning outcomes. See Research shows that, when effectively used, computer-based activities have improved student outcomes. By increasing student engagement and enjoyment, technology can increase student achievement and support progress toward higher levels of understanding. See As educators and districts explore the benefits of effectively using open education resources, it is imperative that these resources are comprehensive and ready to use immediately in the classroom. See;

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Staci Lyon, SAS Institute Inc.

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