Educator & Staff Professional Learning Plan from the OER-DEIA Action Plan for K-12 District Implementation

Educator & Staff Professional Learning Plan from the OER-DEIA Action Plan for K-12 District Implementation

Overview

The Educator & Staff Professional Learning Plan is one component of the K-12 Voices for Open OER - DEIA Action Planning Guide.  This plan, and the entire guide, is intended 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.

Overview

Prior to launching a professional learning plan, it is important to reflect upon the current initiatives that you have in place and take the time to highlight the ways in which your OER / DEIA initiative will support them.  A curriculum and instruction audit will then be completed and the Core Team Leader (Admin) and Curriculum Expert will determine priority grade levels and content areas for implementation.  A Cohort of educators will be assembled to create and teach high-quality, rigorous, and engaging Open Educational Resources that are aligned to their standards, curriculum, and DEIA practice.  The cohort will complete ongoing professional learning that aligns with the institution's implementation plan.  An analysis of data will determine the plan for cohort 2.

Click here to access the Educator & Staff Professional Learning Plan from the OER-DEIA Action Plan for K-12 District Implementation.

About This Guide

OER-DEIA Action Plan for K-12 District Implementation

About This Guide

The guide contains a series of informational sections and reusable templates aimed at supporting district leaders and their educators in creating structures, making decisions and plans, and advancing new strategies for integrating open educational resources (OER) and diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA), as a comprehensive approach to improving teaching and learning for all.

The creation of the guide relied on the groundwork, advisement, and authorship of the following contributors:

Rebecca M. Henderson, Westmoreland Intermediate Unit, Pennsylvania; Tracy Rains, Appalachia Intermediate Unit, Pennsylvania; Kelly Hammond, CUNY Graduate Center and CUNY School of Professional Studies, New York, Amee Evans Godwin, ISKME, California; An-Me Chung, New America, Washington, D.C.

Acknowledgments

This guide was collaboratively developed by members of K-12 Voices for Opena group of 50 plus educators and leaders working together to support OER implementation in K-12 classrooms across the country.  This community-led effort is facilitated by the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME, www.iskme.org) and with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

The authors are grateful for the input and encouragement from K-12 Voices for Open.  More information: https://sites.google.com/iskme.org/k-12voicesforopen