open educational resources

Amee Evans Godwin   September 01, 2015
A powerful shift is in progress where, increasingly, librarian expertise in inquiry, 21st learning skills, and information literacy is becoming critical to STEM learning and classrooms and to the development of cultures of inquiry that extend beyond the boundaries of their...
Amee Evans Godwin   April 13, 2016
All too often, the school librarian is an underutilized member of the team. As the use of digital content in school grows ever more connected to improved teaching and learning, school librarians must be tapped as experts in addressing digital information needs across...
Andrey Kutyrev   March 28, 2016
Abstract: Academic libraries are undergoing evolutionary change as emerging technologies and new philosophies about how information is created, distributed, and shared have disrupted traditional operations and services. Additionally, the population that the academic...
Amee Evans Godwin   March 08, 2016
 ISKME’s “Teachers Advancing Common Core Learning” project builds networks of teacher collaborators around OER authoring and sharing ISKME has been facilitating teacher authoring of open educational resources (OER) through working with a...
Amee Evans Godwin   August 24, 2015
  An anchor text is the central text around which a lesson or unit is built. This may be, for example, a narrative piece, a data set, or an image. Students across disciplines engage with this anchor text throughout a lesson or unit, using it as base upon which to build...
Amee Evans Godwin   August 18, 2015
Try this teacher-created lesson on OER Commons: “Cross Curricular Approach to the Child Labor Practices of the 1800s and 1900s Industrial Revolution” Teachers embodying instructional leadership—this is the ultimate goal driving ISKME’s work bringing teachers together across...
Download PDF as submitted August 4, 2015Download PDF with current list of signatories Sign the letterISKME press release 21 Dupont Circle, #800Washington DC, 20036  August 4, 2015 President Barack ObamaThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NWWashington, DC...
Amee Evans Godwin   June 24, 2015
  ISKME’s “Teachers Advancing Common Core Learning” project addresses teachers’ familiarity with Common Core standards and multi-disciplinary learning through their collaborative authoring of new and adapted curriculum The project is part of the Teacher Practice...
  ISKME’s “Teachers Advancing Common Core Learning” project addresses teacher isolation by building networks of collaborators. The project is part of the Teacher Practice Networks Initiative, supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.   Here’s a bird’s...
Andrey Kutyrev   July 01, 2013
This article presents a case study of the adoption and use of open textbooks by three high school teachers in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. The textbooks, collaboratively authored and distributed through the South African initiative, Siyavula, are available...