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English Language Arts Core Instructional Materials Options
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These are full-course openly licensed resources for districts interested in exploring OER options when considering core instructional materials for district adoption. Course materials are available for online viewing or download.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Lesson
Module
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Barbara Soots
Date Added:
03/18/2020
Formative Assessment During Distance Learning
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What does formative assessment look like during distance learning? Without proximity, how can teachers gather and act on “in-the-moment” information – the behaviors, emotions, and situations that affect learning and inform instruction?
This resource provides explanations, sample questions, and possible actions to implement formative assessment during distance learning scenarios.

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Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Date Added:
04/27/2020
Learning Management Systems Training Resources
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Training and support links for the four most widely used Learning Management Systems in Washington school districts (as identified in the annual state technology survey from the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction).

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Dennis Small
Date Added:
05/18/2020
Living in Washington: Geography, Resources, and Economy
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The unit is focused on the examination of geography in terms of “place.” Students dive into inquiry to answer the compelling question, What is unique about living in Washington? Through this question students will understand where and why people live in Washington State. Students will dive into the regions of Washington State and define it through many characteristics. Students will ultimately choose a region to become an expert on and communicate what makes that region unique. Each student’s performance task product will reflect choice and build upon student strengths according to their skill set.

Subject:
World Cultures
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
History
U.S. History
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Module
Primary Source
Reading
Simulation
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Leslie Heffernan
Date Added:
06/30/2017
OSPI Continuing Learning and Technology Policy Considerations
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This document provides guidance about issues related to using videoconferencing to support continuous learning and student data privacy and  online safety.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Dennis Small
Date Added:
04/29/2020
OSPI - Sample Permissions Request Letter
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If there is a resource you would like to use in your OER project that is not openly licensed, in the public domain, or usable under fair use, permission from the copyright holder is required. Here is some sample wording for that permissions request. Please adapt as suits your situation.Cover mage by Andrew Lloyd Gordon from Pixabay 

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Date Added:
05/01/2020
Reading in the Time of COVID-19: Free access to online reading
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Free reading options for all Pre K - 12 students. Sites include access for English learners as well as students with reading barriers. Opportunities are highlighted for online reading, downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, apps to read content on smartphones/tablets, and read aloud stories for our youngest learners.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Barbara Soots
Molly Berger
Aira Jackson
Karma Hugo
Date Added:
04/07/2020
Science OER Core Instructional Material Options
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These are full-course openly licensed resources for districts interested in exploring OER options when considering core instructional materials for district adoption. Course materials are available for online viewing or download.

Subject:
Engineering
Environmental Science
Life Science
Physical Science
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Date Added:
03/17/2020
Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State
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Washington requires the inclusion of tribal sovereignty curriculum in all schools. The Since Time Immemorial instructional materials have been endorsed by all 29 federally recognized tribes in Washington. This curriculum uses an inquiry, place-based, integrated approach and has comprehensive materials for grades K-12.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Lesson
Module
Unit of Study
Provider:
Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
Author:
Washington State Office of Superintendent of Pubic Instruction
Date Added:
05/22/2017
The State We're In: Washington - Teacher Guide Ch. 7: Local Government
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This chapter focuses on local government: counties, cities, towns and special districts and their role, organization, duties and services they provide to communities.  

Subject:
History
Political Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Module
Primary Source
Reading
Student Guide
Author:
Melissa Webster
Barbara Soots
Jerry Price
Date Added:
04/11/2020
The State We're In: Washington - Teacher Guide Ch. 9: What's Next for Washington
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A teacher-facing companion to chapter 9 of The State We're In: Washington with lessons and resources to use with students.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Author:
Ryan Theodoriches
Amy Ripley
Leslie Heffernan
Barbara Soots
Barbara Soots
Jerry Price
Jerry Price
Melissa Webster
Date Added:
04/03/2020
Washington Educational Technology Learning Standards
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In this update to the 2008 standards, Washington is adopting the 2016 Technology Standards for Students
released by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). These standards were developed
collaboratively with teachers, administrators, subject matter experts, state and national associations, and
stakeholders in educational technology. Teams of Washington teachers, technology integration
specialists, and teacher-librarians have reviewed these standards to ensure they effectively meet the
needs of Washington students.

These standards emphasize the ways technology can be used to amplify and transform learning and
teaching, and they resonate with our state’s aspiration to empower connected learners in a connected
world. In addition, they complement statewide efforts to enhance instruction in digital citizenship and
media literacy, which are critical elements of preparing our students for careers, post-secondary
aspirations, and beyond.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Date Added:
03/15/2020