Curricula and instructional materials are crucial tools that help teachers teach and ensure all students have access to an equitable education.
CCSSO, New America spotlight how states are leading to implement OER, recommend key lessons for future work
As states move to implement college- and career-ready standards, state education leaders recognize the importance of providing teachers and school leaders with high-quality curriculum and instructional materials to support students in reaching these new standards.
Several states expressed an interest to the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) in exploring the development and dissemination of this digital content in the form of open educational resources (OER), which are teaching materials licensed for free use and repurposing.
Open educational resources (OER) are free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes.
"We will model policy for instructional materials, and call it out as something that districts may look at,
making clear that quality is first and materials need to meet those quality standards."
Open educational resources (OER) are teaching materials licensed for free use and repurposing. This case study is a part of a research study conducted by CCSSO and iNACOL.
Features Tracy Weeks, Chief Academic and Digital Learning Officer from the Department of Public Instruction
The following resources appeared across the 10 case studies* and may be useful to educators interested in exploring open educational resources (OER) in their classroom.
The following resources are for policymakers at the district, state and national level interested in the adoption and implementation of open educational resources (OER).