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

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


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.

OpenEd22 Conference Presentation Slides

Video Introduction

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.


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, 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: