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Carlsbad Unified School District Story: Implementing OER Step-by-Step

Carlsbad Unified School District, CaliforniaP-12

Prior to arriving in San Diego County, Dr. Benjamin Churchill, superintendent of Carlsbad Unified School District, had only known #GoOpen second-hand from posts trending on Twitter. When Dr. Churchill arrived to the Southern California region, he learned that over 10 districts in the region were par...

Topics: #GoOpen, Openly Licensed Educational Resources

Lewis Central Community Schools: Collaboration Brings Cohesion to a District’s Transformation

Lewis Central Community Schools, IowaP-12

When Lewis Central Community Schools, a district of K-12 schools located in Council Bluffs, Iowa, first considered adopting openly licensed educational resources (OER), they planned to use them to replace an outdated set of textbooks at the high school level. Teachers and students commented that the...

Topics: #GoOpen, Openly Licensed Educational Resources

Broken Arrow Public Schools: Using OER to Improve Quality and Tackle Challenges

Broken Arrow Public Schools, OklahomaP-12

Broken Arrow Public Schools, in Oklahoma, serve more than 18,000 students with a mission to “educate, equip, and empower a community of learners by providing dynamic learning opportunities which enable all students to be successful.” However, the district was dealt a substantial blow when their ...

Topics: #GoOpen, Openly Licensed Educational Resources

The Metropolitan School District of Warren Township: Personalizing Learning by Redefining Where and When Students Learn

Metropolitan School District of Warren Township, IndianaP-12

Serving over 12,000 students in Indiana, the Metropolitan School District of Warren Township’s mission is to prepare its students “to be self-directed learners who are literate, creative, curious, civic-minded citizens who do meaningful work in school and life beyond school.” As part of the U....

Topic: personalized learning

Fox Chapel Area School District: From the Bottom Up

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Fox Chapel Area School District, PennsylvaniaP-12

With its mission to “maximize student learning, achievement, and development,” the Fox Chapel Area School District in Pennsylvania strives to become one of the top-performing public school districts in the country -- a daunting task for any district. In 2012, Fox Chapel created a strategic plan ...

Topics: #GoOpen, Openly Licensed Educational Resources

Puyallup School District: Investment in Teachers

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Puyallup School District, WashingtonP-12

Like many school districts around the country, Puyallup School District in Washington, has a strong desire to provide the highest quality education for students with an emphasis on equity and social justice. With the recognition of dwindling resources, the school board tasked the district to evaluat...

Topics: #GoOpen, Openly Licensed Educational Resources

Highline Public Schools: Personalized Learning as a Pathway to Equity

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Highline Public Schools, WashingtonP-12

Highline Public Schools is a richly diverse school district located just south of Seattle that serves over 20,000 students. The district’s promise to families, students, and the community is that every student is known by name, strength and need, and graduates prepared for college, career and citi...

Topic: personalized learning

Leading with Professional Learning: Liberty Public Schools

Liberty Public Schools, MissouriP-12

Liberty’s systemic approach to implementing openly licensed educational resources started with making the decision a year ahead about which textbooks and instructional materials would be replaced by openly licensed educational resources. The district also developed a strategy for implementing inte...

Topics: #GoOpen, Digital content, Openly Licensed Educational Resources, professional learning

Clark County School District: OER from a Development Perspective

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Clark County School District, NevadaP-12

Clark County (NV) School District (CCSD) is the fifth largest district in the nation, with over 318,000 students. CCSD was prompted to #GoOpen because the size of the district makes it cost prohibitive to purchase licensed software for mass distribution. With the goal of having 100,000 students in a...

Topics: #GoOpen, Digital content, Openly Licensed Educational Resources

Transparency in Technology: Vista Unified School District’s Transition to Digital Learning

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Vista Unified School District, CaliforniaP-12

Vista Unified School District serves a diverse population of students, including more than 3,000 in special education programs and more than 6,000 who are English Learners. Enrollment has declined over the last several years from about 26,000 students in 2000 to about 22,000 in 2012. Vista Unified ...

Topics: #GoOpen, Digital content, Openly Licensed Educational Resources

Partnerships for Progress: Mentor Public Schools’ #GoOpen Story

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Mentor Public Schools, OhioP-12

Mentor Public Schools has spent the past four years rethinking and revitalizing the instructional program for our students. Focusing on balancing the instructional methods available to our educators has allowed the district to move the student experience toward a scenario where the best possible te...

Topics: #GoOpen, Digital content, Openly Licensed Educational Resources

Collaboration Supports OER at Fallbrook Union Elementary School District

Three students collaborate using laptop computers

Fallbrook Union Elementary School District, CaliforniaP-12

The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District, located in north San Diego County, serves approximately 5,200 kindergarten through eighth grade students in eight schools. The geographical boundaries of FUESD contribute to the unique population it serves. Stretching from the I-15 corridor to the Pac...

Topics: #GoOpen, Digital content, Openly Licensed Educational Resources

Collaboration is Key: Natick Public Schools’ #GoOpen Journey

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Natick Public Schools, MassachusettsP-12

Natick Public Schools is a suburban school district located southwest of Boston. The school community has about 5,400 students and 600 educators. Grace Magley is the Director of Online learning in Natick, and her office was established to strengthen and deepen the district’s implementation of dig...

Topics: #GoOpen, Digital content, Openly Licensed Educational Resources

Coronado Unified School District’s #GoOpen Movement to Support Learner-Centric Teaching

Coronado student talks about life before the Internet

Coronado Unified School District, CaliforniaP-12

CUSD was motivated to #GoOpen because the learner has changed. “Students have a pervasive mindset of personalization. Personalization of clothing, communication devices, and food has become expected in the marketplace...so why not in our schools?” acknowledged Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Felix. S...

Topics: #GoOpen, Digital content, Openly Licensed Educational Resources

Chesterfield County Public Schools: Integrated OER for Instructional Achievement

Chesterfield County Public Schools' Vision for Teaching and Learning

Chesterfield County Public Schools, VirginiaP-12

The Chesterfield County Public Schools vision for the future is preparing every student to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing world. The district sees committing to #GoOpen as a natural extension of the work underway in implementing its strategic plan, Design for Excellence 2020. One of the p...

Topics: #GoOpen, Digital content, Openly Licensed Educational Resources, strategic planning

Embedding Computer Programming into Curriculum

South Fayette Township School District, Pennsylvania

The South Fayette Township School District is a tax-exempt public school system in South Western PA with a current enrollment of 2886 students. South Fayette School District is the fastest growing school district in the state of Pennsylvania and highest-ranking school district in Allegheny County. T...

Beyond Textbooks

Vail Unified School District, ArizonaP-12

The Vail Unified School District is a K-12 district that encompasses a large geographic area to the southeast of Tucson, Arizona serving over 12,000 students attending 18 schools. The Challenge In the early 2000’s Vail improved in the state standings academically and leaders began to reflect o...

Topics: Openly Licensed Educational Resources, strategic planning

Focus on Deliberate Practices

FloridaP-12

R. L. Stevenson Elementary a K–6 school located in Merritt Island, Florida has a student population of nearly 500 and is part of Brevard Public Schools, a district that educates over 70,000 students in 17 different municipalities across the Florida coast. The Challenge Long before Principal M...

Topics: professional learning, strategic planning, teacher leadership

How do we support and motivate teachers?

Vista Unified School District, CaliforniaP-12Postsecondary

Vista Unified School District was formed in 1936 and now has 29 schools serving more than 22,000 students from preschool to 12th grade. Vista Unified School District is one of northern San Diego County’s largest educational agencies. The district stretches 39 square miles across most of Vista, a l...

Topics: professional learning, technology infrastructure

Shoulder to Shoulder Training Models

Vista Unified School District, CaliforniaP-12Postsecondary

Vista Unified School District was formed in 1936 and now has 29 schools serving more than 22,000 students from preschool to adult. The district stretches 39 square miles across most of Vista, a large portion of eastern Oceanside, some unincorporated areas and small slivers of Carlsbad and San Marcos...

Topics: 1:1 Initiative, professional learning

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