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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

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

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

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

Lawrence Public Schools: Team Approach to #GoOpen

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Lawrence Public Schools, KansasP-12

With a focus on its Excellence, Equity and Engagement goals, Lawrence USD 497 has earned a reputation for offering students an exceptional educational experience. The district serves roughly 11,000 students among fourteen elementary schools, four middle schools, two high schools, and two virtual sch...

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

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

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

Planning for rapid growth

McAllen Independent School District, TexasP-12

McAllen Independent School District is located in a fast-growing, diverse community just five miles from the U.S. border. The district encompasses thirty-three campuses across the Rio Grande Valley, with about 30,000 students, teachers, and employees. McAllen is one of the country’s fastest growin...

Topics: Connectivity, technology infrastructure

Partnering to Increase Bandwidth

Iowa City Community School District , IowaP-12

Iowa City Community School District is the fifth largest school district in the state, with a population of over 12,000 students across a total of 42 schools. Approximately 40 different languages are spoken across the district, which spans 133 square miles across the city. The Challenge Iowa C...

Topics: Connectivity, technology infrastructure

Upgrading the Network Infrastructure

Boulder Valley School District, ColoradoP-12

Colorado’s Boulder Valley School District is consistently ranked among the top three of the state’s large Front Range districts. Situated in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the district contains fifty-six schools over 500 square miles, serving approximately 30,000 students in grades K-12. ...

Topics: Connectivity, technology infrastructure

Innovative Learning Environments

Clarke County School District, GeorgiaP-12

With 21 schools and over 12,000 students, the Clarke County School District offers students a diverse learning environment that propels them to academic success. Thirty-four native languages are spoken and students graduate with a deep cultural awareness—giving them an edge in today’s global soc...

Topics: 1:1 Initiative, accessibility, Openly Licensed Educational Resources

Seven Pathways of Educational Environments

Albemarle County Public Schools, VirginiaP-12

The Albemarle County Public Schools District is a geographically large and socio-economically diverse district of almost 14,000 students and 1200 teachers in 26 schools surrounding Charlottesville, Virginia. It spans 726 square miles, from the Appalachian Trail to Virginia’s Piedmont plain, includ...

Topics: personalized learning, professional learning

Busing in WiFi

Coachella Valley Unified School District, CaliforniaP-12

Coachella Valley Unified School District near Riverside, CA (situated in one of the poorest sections of the country) has roughly 19,500 students – 100 percent of whom qualify for free or reduced-priced meals – spread out over an area larger than the state of California. Additionally, almost 50% ...

Topics: Connectivity, equity

When Bus Rides Become Hotspots

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Sunnyside Unified School District, ArizonaP-12

Sunnyside Unified School District in Tucson, Arizona, is an example of a district pursuing strategies to connect students when they are off campus. With its 19 schools, Sunnyside is the 13th largest school district in the state. Nearly 90% of the district’s 17,265 students identify as Hispanic. Ad...

Topic: Connectivity

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