Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials in the public domain or released under an open license that permits their free use, adaptation, and redistribution. OER can be produced in any medium – digital or print. They include full courses, supplemental units and lessons, videos, and any other resource used to support access to knowledge.
Many districts are developing or adapting openly licensed resources. As a result, we have a tremendous opportunity to share resources across districts and reduce duplication of efforts. These small, competitive grants are provided to districts developing their own OER core or unit-level instructional materials.
2019-2020 OER Project Grant Awards
Conceptual Physics Course Development- Oak Harbor Public Schools
The Conceptual Physics Course Development, Phase Two proposal intends to create a new core class that a significant number of 11th graders would take as the last class of a three-year progression of classes: biology in 9th, conceptual chemistry in 10th, and conceptual physics in 11th. This project will bring together district teachers to collectively vet, adapt, differentiate, select, and supplement the core instructional material.
Regional STEM Instructional Materials Collaborative- Educational Service District 112
There is a need for high-quality instructional materials to support implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). This proposal seeks to continue the work of the Regional Instructional Materials OER Collaborative that has driven STEM curriculum development in our region since 2016. Our target audience, projected materials, and collaborators (districts/teachers) have continued to change based on the needs presented and identified during each school year.
Elementary Science Units- Sumner Bonney Lake School District
Sumner-Bonney Lake School district is working to employ three-dimensional teaching in science in alignment with the Washington State Learning Standards. In an effort to help students make cross-curricular connections, we will be adapting three Ambitious Science Teaching units for grades 3-5. Our goal is to modify and align these materials with thematic connections to our Core Knowledge Language Arts curriculum.
Seattle Schools Dual Language Immersion OER Project- Seattle Public Schools
The Seattle Schools Dual Language Immersion Social Studies OER project aims to identify, then translate and adapt, as needed, resources for teaching US History, Washington State History, including Since Time Immemorial, World Geography, and World History 3 at the middle and high school level in Spanish, Mandarin, and Japanese Dual Language Immersion programs.
Past Grant Awards
2015-16 | 2016-17 | 2017-18 | 2018-19 | 2019-20
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