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OER: Instructional Materials and Promising Practices for Teachers

Host: North Carolina State University|Washington State Office of Public Instruction

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As the instructional materials landscape changes, educators are seeking resources and promising practices to maximize and optimize student learning. Open Educational Resources (OER) are materials that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. They have the potential to engage teachers more fully in curricula, allowing them to customize content to their students’ needs and help them reach college and career readiness. How can schools successfully incorporate OER into their instructional materials strategy?

Review this webinar archive for an overview of OER, strategies for effectively locating and vetting resources, and stories of K–12 districts exploring the opportunities and challenges of implementing OER at scale.


During the webinar, participants used #oerstories to extend the conversation beyond the presentation to your personal networks.