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Cultivating Washington: The History of Our State's Food, Land, and People
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The Cultivating Washington curriculum is intended to be a go-to resource for Washington state middle school educators seeking student-centered instructional materials that make learning about the history of the Pacific Northwest more relevant and meaningful for students.In addition, it is a resource for agricultural education teachers, parents, and community members interested in helping students discover the history and development of agriculture in the state of Washington.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Agriculture
U.S. History
Social Science
Cultural Geography
Economics
Political Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Module
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Barbara Soots
Jerry Price
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
09/02/2020
Elementary Science and Integrated Subjects - TEMPLATE
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Template developed by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) ClimeTime grantees.This format is designed to be an example of how to develop a coherent lesson or suite of lessons that integrate other content areas such as English Language Arts, Mathematics and other subjects into science learning for students.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Washington OSPI OER Project
Kimberley Astle
Georgia Boatman
Ellen Ebert
Date Added:
07/21/2020
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
Washington OSPI OER Project
Molly Berger
Aira Jackson
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
GATE Equity Webinar: Language Learners 101: Supporting Best Practices
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What’s your system for ensuring language acquisition? Join OSPI’s Director of Migrant & Bilingual Education, Veronica Gallardo as she examines essential systems elements needed to support Language Learners. We’ll be joined by ESD 105 to talk about what districts can do to support the schools they are working with. You’ll get statewide data and resources to help you get started!

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Veronica M. Gallardo
Date Added:
09/14/2020
GATE Equity Webinar: Language Learners 201: Designing Research-Based Programs
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Join Veronica Gallardo, Director Migrant and Bilingual Education, OSPI and ESD 105 as they provide guidance on understanding systems level approach for designing Language Learner services.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Veronica M. Gallardo
Date Added:
09/14/2020
Google for Education Tech Toolkit for Families and Guardians
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For educators using Google technology in their classrooms, this toolkit from Google for Education provides videos and best practices for educators to share with their students' families and guardians.Materials are copyright Google. This document from the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction provides links to the online resources.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Washington OSPI OER Project
Dennis Small
Date Added:
09/23/2020
Graduation: A Team Effort (GATE) - Equity Webinars
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The Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction hosts Graduation: A Team Effort (GATE) Equity webinars that help growth minded educators and education advocates to learn from Washington districts who are closing opportunity gaps. Watch archived sessions on OSPI's YouTube playlist.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
09/16/2020
KNOW Curriculum for HIV/STD Prevention
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The KNOW Curriculum is one of several HIV/STD curriculum options available to school districts in Washington state. The following documents provide school districts with resources to assist in identifying and/or developing an effective HIV/STD prevention program for their students. Included in the OSPI-developed curriculum are HIV/AIDS prevention materials and considerations for teacher selection and training as well as parent and community involvement.

Available documents:
Grades 5-6, English and Spanish
Grades 7-8, English and Spanish

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
Andrea Gerber
Becky Reitzes
Kari Kesler
Public Health - Seattle and King County
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Date Added:
05/01/2014
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
OER Key Considerations for Districts
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This is a detailed document written for district superintendents, assistant superintendents, curriculum directors, and technology directors who are investigating the implementation/adoption of OER. Download the formatted documents or use the online version.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
08/21/2020
Remix
OSPI Open Author Resource Template - ADA compliant
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This is an Open Author resource template for OSPI staff and collaborators creating openly licensed resources. Please use the REMIX option to adapt this template for your needs - deleteing any instructions, notes, Edand examples. Cover mage by ElasticComputeFarm from Pixabay 

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Date Added:
08/27/2020
Open Licensing Checklist
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Use this checklist to make sure that all the requirements for open licensing are met. Please note that it is very helpful to review this checklist BEFORE you begin development work so that you are designing your resource with open licensing requirements in mind from the beginning.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
10/14/2020
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
Washington OSPI OER Project
Molly Berger
Aira Jackson
Karma Hugo
Date Added:
04/07/2020
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