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Boundaries, Consent, Healthy Relationships
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Videos, worksheets and other resources for educators to provide remote instruction on boundaries, consent, and healthy relationships. King Co. Sexual Assault Resource Center.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Lesson Plan
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Laurie Dils
Date Added:
08/10/2020
Desmos Classroom Activities
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At Desmos, our mission is to help every student learn math and love learning math. With that in mind, we’ve assembled a collection of unique and engaging digital activities, which are free for you and your students. Access to most activities requires a free account.

Permitted use: a) as an end user, for your personal, non-commercial use or (b) as a teacher, for academic use by you and your students in individual classes

Subject:
Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Desmos Inc.
Date Added:
03/16/2020
Elections and Voting Teacher Resources
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It is important to educate future voters about the issues, processes, and impacts of voting in elections. These resources include links to lesson plans, videos, games, and printables to assist teachers K—12 to promote civic participation and voting.

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Jerry Price
Jerry Price
Zac Murphy
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
09/15/2020
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.

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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
GeoGebra - Classroom Resources
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Find free activities, simulations, exercises, lessons, and games for math & science!

GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. GeoGebra is a rapidly expanding community of millions of users located in just about every country. GeoGebra has become the leading provider of dynamic mathematics software, supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and innovations in teaching and learning worldwide.

You are free to copy, distribute and transmit GeoGebra for non-commercial purposes. Non-commercial use is subject to the terms of our GeoGebra Non-Commercial License Agreement.

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Life Science
Mathematics
Physical Science
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Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson
Simulation
Author:
GeoGebra Team
Date Added:
03/16/2020
Gimme Shelter: K-2 STEM@Home Project
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Join us as we create a shelter for our tiny imaginary pet! Students will investigate how different surfaces are heated differently by the sun and will design a shelter to help a critter stay cool and dry in the shade.

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Physical Science
Geology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Vickei Hrdina
Date Added:
05/11/2020
Inspired by Nature: 1st grade STEM Project
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Meaningful STEM learning can happen at home as we problem-solve around the house and make sense of intriguing phenomena around us! Join us as we explore plants and animals in nature and use them as inspiration to solve an everyday problem for our family!

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Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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Educational Service District 112
Author:
Pranjali Upadhyay
Date Added:
05/05/2020
Mathematics Assessment Project
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The Mathematics Assessment Project is part of the Math Design Collaborative initiated by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The project set out to design and develop well-engineered tools for formative and summative assessment that expose students’ mathematical knowledge and reasoning, helping teachers guide them towards improvement and monitor progress. The tools are relevant to any curriculum that seeks to deepen students' understanding of mathematical concepts and develop their ability to apply that knowledge to non-routine problems.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson
Author:
Shell Center for Mathematics Education
University of California Berkeley
University of Nottingham
Date Added:
03/17/2020
Mathematics 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:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Full Course
Lesson
Module
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Textbook
Unit of Study
Author:
Barbara Soots
Arlene Crum
Jennifer Cronquist
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
03/17/2020
OSPI 3-5 Science Home Learning Resources During COVID-19
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This document provides some learning resources associated with each of the 3-5 Science Content Learning Standards. They are intended to serve during this “stay at home” time, which includes all Washington schools. They are not intended to replace or be equivalent to face-to-face learning. Please feel free to use the resources or to make adaptations.

Subject:
Applied Science
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Module
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Washington OSPI OER Project
Kimberley Astle
Ellen Ebert
Date Added:
04/14/2020
OSPI Continuous Learning Resource Suggestions
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In response to school closures due to COVID-19, OSPI content experts have curated a selection of links to external organizations providing high-quality online educational materials – courses, lessons, videos, physical and outdoor activity suggestions, etc. Please note that in many cases, these resources are free to use online but are not openly licensed for wide scale reuse and adaptation.

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Date Added:
03/23/2020
OSPI K-2 Science Home Learning Resources During COVID-19
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This document provides some learning resources associated with each of the K-2  Washington Science Content Learning Standards. They are intended to serve during this “stay at home” time, which includes all Washington schools. They are not intended to replace or be equivalent to face-to-face learning. Please feel free to use the resources or to make adaptations

Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Unit of Study
Author:
Barbara Soots
Washington OSPI OER Project
Kimberley Astle
Ellen Ebert
Date Added:
04/08/2020
OSPI Suggested Computer Science Resources
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Selection of suggested supplemental Computer Science Resources by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. These resources were carefully chosen for their alignment to Washington State Learning Standards and direct experience with effective implementation with students. 

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Barbara Soots
Shannon Thissen
Date Added:
07/22/2020
Open Middle
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Challenging math problems worth solving.

The name “Open Middle” might sound like a strange name for a website about math problems. However, it references a very specific type of problem we try to encourage here. Most of the problems on this site have:
* a “closed beginning” meaning that they all start with the same initial problem.
* a “closed end” meaning that they all end with the same answer.
* an “open middle” meaning that there are multiple ways to approach and ultimately solve the problem.

Open middle problems generally require a higher Depth of Knowledge than most problems that assess procedural and conceptual understanding. They support the Common Core State Standards and provide students with opportunities for discussing their thinking.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Author:
Nanette Johnson
Open Middle
Robert Kaplinsky
Date Added:
03/17/2020
PBS - At Home TV Learning Opportunities
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We’re excited to announce a partnership between the public television stations across Washington and OSPI.  Your local public television station is helping support educators, parents and caregivers with a variety of free high-quality, accessible educational media resources. The PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and PBD KIDS programming on the main channel (for young learners ages 2-8) and the WORLD channel At-Home Learning Service (for learners grades 6-12) feature broadcast programming linked to at-home learning resources that can be used by educators to supplement distance learning plans, or by parents to provide added enrichment and support for children’s educational needs. With both channels available free over the air, these educational programs can reach families who do not have internet access or computers at home.

Subject:
Applied Science
English Language Arts
History
Life Science
Physical Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Lesson
Author:
Barbara Soots
Cathryn Burby
Washington OSPI OER Project
Janet Hayakawa
Date Added:
04/15/2020
Rights, Respect, Responsibility
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Comprehensive, evidence-informed K-12 Sexuality Education Curriculum from Advocates for Youth. Available for free download (PDFs) or through Google Classroom. The resource itself is not openly licensed.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lesson
Module
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Barbara Soots
Laurie Dils
Date Added:
08/10/2020
SFUSD Math Elementary School Closure Lessons
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In preparation for school closures, SFUSD has produced 10 days of activities that teachers can choose to assign to students for them to complete at home. The stand-alone activities are designed for students to do on paper without technology and are available to all under the Creative Commons Attribution License.

All Elementary lesson plans and student pages (both English and Spanish versions) are Google Docs located in grade-level Google Drive folders that you can access using the links below. Secondary lessons contain proprietary content that is licensed by SFUSD and therefore can not be shared.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
San Francisco Unified School District
Date Added:
03/17/2020