ISKME Blogs

We Need to Prepare Teachers for New Digital Roles with Open Education Lisa Petrides, Ph.D.    February 29, 2016 According to a recent PBS study of digital learning, K-12 educators overwhelmingly turn to the Internet to find supplemental content. About nine in 10 of the more than 1,500 teachers surveyed in the...
Cake, Stories, and Imagination: Big Ideas Fest 2015 ISKME    January 26, 2016 While the real-time adrenalin and excitement of ISKME’s Big Ideas Fest 2015 have subsided, I wanted to share some personal take-aways about how to inspire collaboration to activate change in...
School Librarians and STEM in the Digital Age: Faculty Advance a New Program Integrating OER 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...
An Opportunity to Build Better Education for All ISKME    April 04, 2022 Photo Credit: Emily Banks from the U.S. Department of Education *Originally posted on Medium  Helping educators develop culturally responsive teaching competencies is key Good teachers know...
Remote Teaching & Learning with OER    March 16, 2020 Our team at ISKME has been closely following the news of school closures due to the coronavirus. In addition to accessing resources in our digital public library, you can benefit from the work done...
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...
Elevating School Librarians As Curriculum Creators and Collaborators 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...
Reimagining the Role of School Librarians with OER Megan Simmons    April 05, 2016 Last month, my colleagues -- ISKME CEO, Lisa Petrides, Director of Research and Learning, Cynthia Jimes, and Librarian, Letha Goger -- published an article on The Role of “Open” in Strategic Library...
Sharing Learning Resources Strengthens Teaching Practice 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...
Big Ideas Impacting Teaching and Learning Megan Simmons    October 29, 2015 I recently had an opportunity to catch up with a member of our BIFnik community, Chula Vista High Tech High Director, Lillian Hsu. Lillian attended Big Ideas Fest in 2014 along with three teachers...