Professional Development

STEM Accessibility: Explicitly Addressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for All Learners Amee Evans Godwin   February 03, 2021 ISKME, in collaboration with the Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College (SERC), has just released an evaluation framework that STEM educators can use to determine the accessibility of OER based on auditory, visual, and neurological learner needs. Based on...
Advancing Equity and Online Learning at California Community Colleges Through OER Policy Support: An Invitation to Trustees, Directors, and Decision Makers ISKME   January 12, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing inequities and ushered in new challenges to which California and its community colleges are being called upon to respond. Alongside the rising cost of tuition and students’ weak overall safety net, colleges are facing budget...
Supporting Increased Use of OER for Online and Remote Learning In California Community Colleges Amee Evans Godwin   November 05, 2020 In higher education, the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly exacerbated existing inequities and ushered in new urgent challenges to which states and institutions have had to respond. Additionally, Californians have been facing wildfire evacuations, loss of homes, and disruptions...
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 development of cultures of inquiry that extend beyond the boundaries of their...
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 must be tapped as experts in addressing digital information needs across...
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 authoring of open educational resources (OER) through working with a...
School Librarians: Selecting the Best Anchor Text for STEM Learning 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...
The Well-Rounded Lesson: History and Common Core Math Come Together As Teachers, and Students, Collaborate 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...
When Teachers and Standards Meet on Polar Ice: Inquiry, Literacy, and Rigor 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...
The Grand Escape: From the Solitary Classroom to a New Social Architecture Amee Evans Godwin      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...