ISKME Blogs

Changing Practice: School Librarians as OER Curators ISKME    April 15, 2019 School librarians play a vital role in curating instructional resources to match the needs of their targeted school audiences. They have long been the experts in how to find resources and make them...
Inspired by a New Generation of Energetic, Thoughtful Leaders at Big Ideas Fest ISKME    January 14, 2019 Guest Blogger Barbara Illowsky, PhD I recently had the great privilege and honor to share some stories about my role in promoting Open Educational Resources (OER) during the recent Big Ideas Fest in...
Storytelling is a Powerful Agent in Transforming Access to Education ISKME    January 08, 2019 Guest Blogger Eve Boyle As I near the end of my PhD program in human paleobiology, I have become interested in how I can contribute to the Washington, D.C. STEM education community beyond the...
Bringing Our Authentic Selves To Make Change with Ashanti Branch of The Ever Forward Club ISKME    October 19, 2018 Ashanti Branch, Founder of The Ever Forward Club, will be joining us once again to kick off the opening session at Big Ideas Fest 2018. His groundbreaking work helps students and educators all...
Why Controlled Digital Lending Matters to Schools Lisa Petrides, Ph.D.    October 15, 2018 As an educator who has built a career around the research and practice of how the use of information and knowledge impacts continuous improvement in all aspects of education, I read with great...
#CurateOER: What are we seeking to learn about K-12 librarians and OER? Amee Evans Godwin    July 02, 2018 Through open licensing, Open Educational Resources (OER) enable possibilities for new, more collaborative teaching and learning practices—because the materials can be used, adapted and shared...
ISKME's Local & Global Impact in 2017 ISKME    December 05, 2017 This year ISKME celebrates fifteen years of local and global impact. From working with local students and educators, to partnerships with international consortia, we strive each day to connect,...
Supporting Deeper Learning Through OER and Open Educational Practice ISKME    October 16, 2017 By: Lisa Petrides, Amee Evans Godwin, and Cynthia Jimes Although some in the field of open educational resources (OER) and open access movements may seek to upend portions of the publishing...
Letting Students Lead Megan Simmons    February 28, 2017 Students are leading collaboration and change at South San Francisco High School with Action Collabs. It is 11:00 pm on the last night of Big Ideas Fest and I am in the library with students and...
A Year of Accomplishment ISKME    December 22, 2016 Dear Friends, We wanted to take a moment during this holiday season to thank you for your support of the work we do at ISKME. With your help we have been able to make continuous improvements to ...