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3 Ways to Create an OER Culture in Your District

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Participate and share : Poster

Friday, December 4, 1:30–2:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Rebecca Henderson  
Tracy Rains  

Taking the time to create culturally relevant resources that meaningfully speak directly to students is at the heart of the work done by every teacher, every day. Learn about the work being done by school districts and how districts leverage OER to empower their teachers.

Audience: Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: OER Commons
Topic: Open educational resources
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Support educators in using technology to advance learning that meets the diverse learning, cultural, and social-emotional needs of individual students.
Equity and Citizenship Advocate
  • Ensure all students have skilled teachers who actively use technology to meet student learning needs.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this presentation is to provide educators with three simple strategies that allow them to easily implement OER use in their districts, allowing them to modify those resources so that they better relate to their individual student populations.

Objective 1: Participants will be able to develop an OER Strategy that focuses on cultural relevancy, equity, and inclusion.

Objective 2: Participants will review three OER implementation strategies, analyze their effectiveness, and determine whether those strategies are able to be replicated in their own districts.

Supporting research

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Rebecca Henderson, Westmoreland Intermediate Unit
Tracy Rains, Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8

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