All resources in Open Educational Practice PLC

Instructional Design for Teacher Educators

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This guide, "Instructional Design for Teacher Educators" is intended for participants in BranchED's OER Summer Institute. This is a resource to supplement the design component of the Institute. This resource may also be used as a train-the-trainer guide.The intended audience for this OER is teacher education faculty who are designing instructional materials for their own university or college classes.For questions or comments about this resource, please contact aevans@educatordiversity.orgResources used and adapted:"The ADDIE Model" by Pamela J. Morgan. CC-BY-NC-SA ( Model Image: CC-BY-SA Template: Types: "OER Design". OER Commons. Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, 29 Sep. 2016. Web. 12 May 2021. Fosslien, Liz. "Productivity and Time.""How to use the OER Commons LTI Tool."

Material Type: Lesson

Author: Aubree Evans

Open Pedagogy Approaches: Faculty, Library, and Student Collaborations

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The entire spirit of this book project reflects the editors’ shared belief in the power of an open and inclusive community, of learning, and of collaboration toward innovation. From the outset, the editors knew that this book would be an open project in its own right. It had to be published openly (to practice what we preach), and it would serve as an opportunity to learn the process of creating an open book from start to finish, including, for example, developing review criteria that would ensure rigor, diversity, inclusion, and ingenuity while drawing from the open community to involve both novice and expert OP practitioners both as authors and readers.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Alexis Clifton, Kimberly Davies Hoffman

The Role of School Librarians in OER Curation: A Framework to Guide Practice

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This document is an evidence-based guide that outlines the practical and policy supports needed to enable K-12 school librarians to take on leadership roles around OER, and to support OER curation efforts by librarians and all educators. This guide is based on a study led by ISKME ( in collaboration with Florida State University's School of Information. The study is titled “Exploring OER Curation and the Role of School Librarians". ISKME designs guides and toolkits that help educators navigate and implement new teaching and learning practices. Grounded in research, our evidence-based guides and toolkits help articulate what actually works in real education settings—and are tailored to the unique professional learning needs of our clients and their stakeholders. The study was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (, under grant number LG-86-17-0035-17. The findings and recommendations expressed in this document do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Material Type: Case Study, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: ISKME

Permissions Guide for Educators

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This guide provides a primer on copyright and use permissions. It is intended to support teachers, librarians, curriculum experts and others in identifying the terms of use for digital resources, so that the resources may be appropriately (and legally) used as part of lessons and instruction. The guide also helps educators and curriculum experts in approaching the task of securing permission to use copyrighted materials in their classrooms, collections, libraries or elsewhere in new ways and with fewer restrictions than fair use potentially offers. The guide was created as part of ISKME's Primary Source Project, and is the result of collaboration with copyright holders, intellectual property experts, and educators.* "Copyright license choice" by is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

Material Type: Reading

Author: Melinda Boland

OER Rubrics |

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Open Educational Resources (OER) offer opportunities for increasing equity and access to high-quality K–12 education. Many state education agencies now have offices devoted to identifying and using OERs and other digital resources in their states. To help states, districts, teachers, and other users determine the degree of alignment of OERs to the Common Core State Standards, and to determine aspects of quality of OERs, Achieve has developed eight rubrics in collaboration with leaders from the OER community.

Material Type: Assessment, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Achieve