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iNACOL Teacher Talk Webinar to Illuminate OER Instructional Materials and Promising Practices for Teachers

Washington, D.C. (February 25, 2016) – As the instructional materials landscape changes, educators are seeking resources and promising practices to maximize and optimize student learning. On Thursday, March 17, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is hosting a Teacher Talk Webinar exploring promising practices and sharing instructional materials for successfully using Open Educational Resources (OER) in the classroom.

How can schools successfully incorporate OER into their instructional materials strategy? In this webinar, Amanda Cadran of North Carolina State University and Barbara Soots of the Washington State Office of Public Instruction will provide an overview of OER, discuss strategies for effectively locating and vetting OER resources, and share stories of K-12 districts exploring the opportunities and challenges of implementing OER at scale.

Susan Patrick, President and CEO of iNACOL, said, “The OER movement seeks to increase access to educational materials, reduce barriers to learning and improve K-12 education through the open licensing of platforms, tools and learning resources. By advancing the understanding, adoption and implementation of OER at the state and district levels, we can ensure that all students have access to high-quality, flexible educational materials to personalize instruction and optimize learning.”

This webinar is free to attend—participants are invited to register here for final details and login information.

Webinar Title: OER: Instructional Materials and Promising Practices for Teachers


Amanda Cadran, OER Fellow, iNACOL; Doctoral Candidate, North Carolina State University

Barbara Soots, OER Program Manager, Washington State Office of Public Instruction


About iNACOL

The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to catalyze the transformation of K-12 education policy and practice to advance powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences through competency-based, blended and online learning. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focusing on research, developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access, developing quality standards for emerging learning models using competency-based, blended and online education, and supporting the ongoing professional development of classroom, school, and district leaders for new learning models. Visit our websitelike us on Facebook, connect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on twitter.



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