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OER-DEIA Action Plan for K-12 District Implementation

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This guide is intendend as a strategic planning tool for district leaders wishing to promote the already pedagogically and financially compelling practice of creating or adapting open educational resources (OER) to help achieve district goals in serving all students through diversity, equity, inclusion, or accessibility (DEIA) lens.  The guide provides step-by-step planning tools, including examples, templates, and resources to help district leaders articulate and establish action plans for what we refer to as "OER-DEIA."  The entire guide is an open educational resource itself, free and openly licensed for reuse, remixing, and resharing.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Rebecca Henderson, Amee Godwin

GoOpen National Network Letter on OER and Digital Equity

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The GoOpen National Network is disseminating this letter to state leads of broadband, IT and digital equity to consider OER in their Digital Equity Plans during 2022-2023. The letter can be copied and customized for those interested in communicating and advocating with state leaders about OER awareness and the potential benefits of OER integration into state plans. Read the accompanying GUIDANCE document: https://www.oercommons.org/courses/goopen-guidance-maximizing-the-impact-of-digital-access-and-inclusion-by-using-oer?__hub_id=97 BACKGROUND: The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (“IIJA”, P.L. 117-58) requires State Digital Equity Plans to identify barriers to broadband and device equity and accessibility. The plans must also feature objective measures of educational, workforce, health, and other benefits derived from closing connectivity gaps. Requiring or encouraging open licensing of digital materials, such as high-quality educational materials, is a powerful policy strategy for magnifying the educational and other social impacts of broadband access and inclusivity. With this goal as our guide, the #GoOpen National Network encourages you to work with the education leaders in your state to make open educational resources and other openly licensed materials a key element of your state’s Digital Equity Plan.

Material Type: Reading

Author: GoOpen National Network

OpenEd Poster Session: Guiding K-12 District Decision Making for OER Implementation

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The links within this resource are designed to provide educators with background context regarding the development of the K-12 Voices for Open OER-DEIA Action Plan for K-12 District Implementation.  Presented as a poster session at the 2022 OpenEd Conference, the slides explain the purpose of the Guide, as well as the development process.This guide is intendend as a strategic planning tool for district leaders wishing to promote the already pedagogically and financially compelling practice of creating or adapting open educational resources (OER) to help achieve district goals in serving all students through diversity, equity, inclusion, or accessibility (DEIA) lens.  The guide provides step-by-step planning tools, including examples, templates, and resources to help district leaders articulate and establish action plans for what we refer to as "OER-DEIA."  The entire guide is an open educational resource itself, free and openly licensed for reuse, remixing, and resharing.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Rebecca Henderson, Amee Godwin

Video: Introduction to the K-12 Voices for Open OER-DEIA Action Plan for K-12 District Implementation

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This video provides an overview of the K-12 Voices for Open OER-DEIA Action Plan for K-12 District Implementation.  Amee Evans Godwin of ISKME and Rebecca M. Henderson of the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit provide you with an overview of the work being done by K-12 Voices for Open, the purpose of this guide, and the process of developing the guide.  Finally, they walk you through the nine sections of the K-12 Voices for Open OER-DEIA Action Plan for K-12 District Implementation, and explain the ways in which the sections can be used by districts.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Rebecca Henderson, Amee Godwin

Video: Development Perspectives from Tracy Rains

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Tracy Rains, Virtual Learning Specialist at Appalachia Intermediate Unit, talks about developing two key components of the OER-DEIA Action Plan for K-12 District Implementation:  The Collaboration Plan and the Educator and Staff Professional Learning Plan.  She provides insight into why both of these sections are critical to the success of any OER-DEIA initiative.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Rebecca Henderson, Amee Godwin, Tracy Rains

Video: Development Perspectives from Kelly Hammond

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Kelly Hammond, Open Educational Resources (OER) and Instructional Technology Adjust at CUNY School of Professional Studies, talks about the importance of developing a strategic introduction to the OER-DEIA Action Plan for K-12 District Implementation that provides users with critical information that gives them a solid foundation when beginning their OER-DEIA journey.  As she developed this section of the guide she reflected on her own OER journey and asked herself the guiding question, "What would I have needed to know in order to get there faster and more comfortably?"

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Rebecca Henderson, Amee Godwin

Template: OER-DEIA Success Metrics Template

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This template is part of the K-12 Voices for Open OER-DEIA Action Plan for K-12 District Implementation.  The template, and the entire guide, is intendend as a strategic planning tool for district leaders wishing to promote the already pedagogically and financially compelling practice of creating or adapting open educational resources (OER) to help achieve district goals in serving all students through diversity, equity, inclusion, or accessibility (DEIA) lens.  The guide provides step-by-step planning tools, including examples, templates, and resources to help district leaders articulate and establish action plans for what we refer to as "OER-DEIA."  The entire guide is an open educational resource itself, free and openly licensed for reuse, remixing, and resharing.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Rebecca Henderson, Amee Godwin

Template: OER-DEIA Core Team Template

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This template is part of the K-12 Voices for Open OER-DEIA Action Plan for K-12 District Implementation.  The template, and the entire guide, is intendend as a strategic planning tool for district leaders wishing to promote the already pedagogically and financially compelling practice of creating or adapting open educational resources (OER) to help achieve district goals in serving all students through diversity, equity, inclusion, or accessibility (DEIA) lens.  The guide provides step-by-step planning tools, including examples, templates, and resources to help district leaders articulate and establish action plans for what we refer to as "OER-DEIA."  The entire guide is an open educational resource itself, free and openly licensed for reuse, remixing, and resharing.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Rebecca Henderson, Amee Godwin

Template: OER-DEIA Initiative Alignment Template

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This template is part of the K-12 Voices for Open OER-DEIA Action Plan for K-12 District Implementation.  The template, and the entire guide, is intendend as a strategic planning tool for district leaders wishing to promote the already pedagogically and financially compelling practice of creating or adapting open educational resources (OER) to help achieve district goals in serving all students through diversity, equity, inclusion, or accessibility (DEIA) lens.  The guide provides step-by-step planning tools, including examples, templates, and resources to help district leaders articulate and establish action plans for what we refer to as "OER-DEIA."  The entire guide is an open educational resource itself, free and openly licensed for reuse, remixing, and resharing.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Rebecca Henderson, Amee Godwin