ISKME In the News

Q&A with TJ Bliss: It’s an exciting time for open educational resources
the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation,   June 13, 2017

About a month ago, Hewlett Foundation’s open educational resources grantees gathered in Canada to reflect on progress in the OER field and how equity plays a role. Coming out of the conference, we asked education program officer TJ Bliss what trends he’s keeping an eye on in the OER space.
LearnZillion, Lemann Foundation Partner on Curriculum in Brazil
EdWeek Market Brief,   June 2, 2017

LearnZillion, an American content developer, is partnering with a foundation and a Brazilian educational platform on a project aimed at providing curriculum aligned to the standards of South America’s most populous country. The goal of the project is to create curriculum resources linked to Brazil’s national learning standards.
New Little Free Library in Princeton
Half Moon Bay Review,   May 17, 2017

Marked by a surfboard casually leaning against a fence and bejeweled in beads, shells and other found objects, there’s a little blue box with a big idea behind it in Princeton. The idea is to make books more readily available to everyone.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Annual OER Meeting 2017
April 25, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Event InformationThe Hewlett Foundation's Annual OER Meeting 2017 will take place at the Kingbridge Centre in King City, Toronto, Ontario. This event is hosted by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME).AgendaTuesday, April 25, 2017TimeActivityLocation2:...
OER: One Size Does Not Fit All
Journal of the American Association of School Librarians,   April 12, 2017

Even though we are a #GoOpen launch district, my tech-savvy school board asked for a report that would explain open educational resources (OER). Since OER multiply faster than rabbits and have been known to disappear in a poof, this is an edited version that includes additional information that is relevant to our library world.
Learn How to Facilitate an Action Collab
March 30, 2017 - March 31, 2017

ISKME is offering a two-day professional development training session for participants to learn how to facilitate an Action Collab. The training includes a first-hand look at the Action Collab process, and then provides a detailed step by step guide and rationale of the process, including how to create relevant and action-worthy design challenges...
Open Education Week Webinar: A Rubric for Guiding Open Educational Practice
March 29, 2017 - March 30, 2017

Join the OER Commons Team on Wednesday, March 29 at 4:00 pm Pacific Time for our Open Education Week Webinar: A Rubric for Guiding Open Educational Practice. Educators around the world are expanding their roles as collaborators, curators, designers, and leaders with open educational practice. We will share our OER theory of action, and showcase...
Twitter Challenge: Celebrate Women’s History Month
March 1, 2017 - April 1, 2017

Throughout the month of March, we are celebrating all of the various ways our community is supporting women and girls in STEM. We invite you to tweet how you support women and girls in advancing their skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The tweet with the most likes and retweets will be awarded a DVD of the inspiring...
ATLAS: Accomplished Teaching, Learning and Schools
ATLAS,   January 11, 2017

The National Board aims to support teacher preparation by offering ATLAS (Accomplished Teaching, Learning and Schools). ATLAS is a unique, searchable online library of authentic videos showing National Board Certified Teachers at work in the classroom. Each video is accompanied by the teacher's written reflection about the instruction or the...
Teens, Too: A Voice for Young People at Big Idea Fest 2016
Karma Compass,   December 18, 2016

One part of growing up poor in an urban environment, from my experience in New York City, is that you get stuck in a bubble, a sphere that is reinforced by socio-economic forces. For me that meant tenement houses in the Lower East Side, and later, the projects across from the notorious Ave D Housing projects. 
Adventures With OER And Google Groups
Library Media Tech Talk,   December 17, 2016

I recently learned about Open Educational Resources (OER) during a webinar session I attended in October. Since then, I have been exploring these resources and trying to find ways to introduce them to our teaching staff. 
Big Idea Fest 2016,   December 17, 2016

Last week I attended “Big Idea Fest 2016” (BIF2016) presented by the team at the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME).  I did not know what to expect but I was eager to find out.