On May 25, 2023, #GoOpen held a public webinar titled, "Educators Using OER to Identify and Remediate Bias." This session focused on using OER to engage all learners through an interactive Climate Education experience and was facilitated by ISKME professional learning specialist, Joanna Schimizzi, and consultant, Christina Spears, with moderator, Amee Evans Godwin.
#GoOpen Professional Learning Webinar Series
On Thursday, January 26, 2023, #GoOpen held a public webinar titled, “How Open Educational Resources Can Support Digital Equity in Your State”. The session dove into the benefits of OER for digital equity, including hearing the perspective of a state that has invested in OER to promote equity. Featuring Connecticut education leader Doug Casey, the session provided specific examples of how participants might take action in their states to craft Digital Equity Plans that can leverage OER to support equity and capitalize on improved digital infrastructure.
On April 18, 2023, #GoOpen held a public webinar titled, "Integrating OER into Instructional Initiatives." The session featured Rebecca Henderson, Curriculum Services Supervisor, Westmoreland Intermediate Unit, PA; Tracy Rains, Virtual Learning Specialist, Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8, PA; and, Kelly Hammond, OER and Open Pedagogy Adjunct, CUNY School of Professional Studies; and facilitator, Amee Evans Godwin of ISKME and the #GoOpen National Network.
On Thursday, March 9, 2023, as part of Open Education Week, the #GoOpen Network hosted the webinar, "OER and Accessibility," featuring Cynthia Curry of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning (AEM Center) at CAST, in conversation with Oregon Department of Education leaders, Vanessa Clark and Aujalee Moore, who are deeply engaged in this work with educators.
On Tuesday, February 14, 2023, #GoOpen held a public webinar titled, "Share the Love: OER and Peer Mentoring." This session featured Gina Loveless, Educational Technology Consultant with the Michigan Department of Education, and Yvette McMahon-Arnold, Director of Instructional Development, State Office of Curriculum & Instruction, at the Virgin Islands Department of Education, in conversation about how their collaboration offers high-value supports to their ongoing development of OER strategies and implementation.