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Results: Openly Licensed Educational Resources (21 Stories)

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Iowa, first considered adopting openly licensed educational resources (OER), they planned to use them to replace an outdated set of textbooks at the high school level.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

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

Hollister R-V School District: OER Ambassadors in Rural Missouri

Hollister's #GoOpen team collaborating on district content.

Hollister R-V School District, MissouriP-12

Hollister R-V School District, in Missouri, underwent sweeping changes to their curriculum ten years ago when use of Openly Licensed Educational Resources (OER) was implemented by its administration, and teachers were asked to phase out the use of textbooks. Although curated OER is readily available...

Topics: #GoOpen, Openly Licensed Educational Resources

Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School: Using OER to Scale High-Quality Personalized Learning

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Brooklyn, New YorkP-12

Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School (LAB), a network of open-enrollment, college-preparatory, public charter schools in downtown Brooklyn, New York, is dedicated to serving the highest need students regardless of academic level, English language proficiency, or disability. LAB has leveraged its resou...

Topics: Openly Licensed Educational Resources, 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

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