OER Day at North Central ESD
May 23, 2013 9:00 - 3:00
No Registration Fee—Lunch provided by NCESD—5 Clock Hours Available
To Register: http://www.escweb.net/wa_ncesd/catalog/session.aspx?
Open educational resources (OER) are free and openly-licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, and research. This day-long awareness-developing event will explore OER and address issues in their usage in the K12 classroom. It features a keynote by Dr. Cable Green, and additional pertinent presentations. This seminar will lay the groundwork for further work to be done in the area of OER.
9:00 ● Welcome, Introductions and Instructions
9:15 ● OER in K-12: Sharing, Common Core and Future Directions - Cable Green,
Director of Global Learning, Creative Commons (Webinar)
The Internet, open licensing, cloud computing and open educational resources (OER) provide the foundation for a world in which a quality education can be a basic human right, and Washington Schools can have updated, high quality, afforda-ble, common core aligned curriculum and textbooks for the marginal cost of $0. Dr. Cable Green, Director of Global Learn-ing at Creative Commons, will discuss the current state of OER, what is happening in K-12, the opportunity for an "open common core," and how governments are adjusting their policies and funding requirements to ensure publicly funded resources are openly licensed resources.
10:15 ● Guide to Open Educational Resources - Karl Nelson,
Director of Digital Learning Department, OSPI
Despite national spending of $5.5 billion dollars a year on instructional content, many students still use textbooks that are out-of-date. Open educational resources (OER) may help address this issue. Come learn about the explosion of OER - teaching and learning assets free to use, edit, and share. Learn how to search for OER and how to evaluate their quality and alignment to common core standards. We’ll discuss delivery options, licensing issues, and Washington‘s OER pro-gram.
11:00 ● OER as a Full Curriculum Option - Hetav Sanghavi,
Senior Director of Business Development and Marketing, CK-12 (Webinar)
CK-12 Foundation creates and aggregates high quality, curated STEM content for K-12. Learn about the FlexBook platform that allows you to customize FREE textbooks for your classroom. Also explore CK-12’s collection of thousands of concepts, interactive learning objects, exercises, teaching materials, and a web-based interactive Algebra 1 curriculum…available to teachers, students and parents.
Noon ● Lunch is on-site and will be provided by NCESD.
1:00 ● OER in the Real Classroom - Ron Brown,
Director of Instructional Technology and Assessment, Wenatchee School District
Delivering digital content on a wide scale requires thought and consideration given to infrastructure,
implementation and transition. Ron will share some insights into Wenatchee's implementation of OER
curriculum and tools, one-to-one initiatives, delivery approaches to digital resources, handling of security, learning management systems, true costs, and access issues.
2:00 ● Technology Requirements of Scaling up OER in the School—Dennis Small, Educational Technology Director
3:00 ● Wrap-Up