Template: OER-DEIA Initiative Alignment Template

Template:  OER-DEIA Initiative Alignment Template


This template is part of the K-12 Voices for Open OER-DEIA Action Plan for K-12 District Implementation.  The template, and the entire 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.

OER-DEIA Initiative Alignment Template

Initiative Alignment Template

This template is designed to help Core and Extended Teams understand the ways in which their OER-DEIA Initiative aligns to the other instructional initiatives of their district.  In addition, this template can be used to share critical information about each initiative with stakeholders, so that they can better visualize the ways in which initiative will become sustainable and a critical component of the district's instruction.

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, 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