Advancing K-12 OER Through a Collaborative Model
Monday, October 18, 2021
5:00PM – 5:55PM ET
Open Education Conference
B. Jean Weller, Amee Evans Godwin, Cynthia Curry, Rebecca Henderson
K-12 Voices for Open is a community-led effort established in 2020 by ISKME, and in partnership with representatives from CAST, SETDA, New America, state, district, and other organizational leaders in open education across the U.S. The formation of K-12 Voices for Open is driven by the need to broaden engagement in K-12 open education by encouraging more diverse participation by practitioners, community members, and those with lived experience. This past year, K-12 Voices for Open has been working to establish priorities and concrete supports to enable increased participation in OER by educators and policymakers.
The session will feature a panel with members of K-12 Voices for Open, including district, state, and organizational leaders in open education to discuss pressing issues for the K-12 open education environment, and highlight the progress of the community's work in 2021, which has focused on four core areas: 1) OER professional learning, 2) OER curriculum vetting, 3) OER policy and advocacy, and 4) OER leadership and governance.