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OER-DEIA Action Plan for K-12 District Implementation

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This 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.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Rebecca Henderson, Amee Godwin

GoOpen Guidance: Maximizing the Impact of Digital Access and Inclusion by Using OER

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The GoOpen National Network is launching an important strategic policy action to advocate for integrating OER into digital equity implementations at a time when states are specifying their Digital Equity Plans. Funded by the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA, P.L. 117-58), the Digital Equity Act of 2021 requires the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to establish grant programs for promoting digital equity, supporting digital inclusion activities, and building capacity for state-led efforts to increase adoption of broadband by their residents. The State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program will be making distributions to states based on their populations, demographics, and availability and adoption of broadband. The Digital Equity Competitive Grant Program will also support efforts to achieve digital equity, promote digital inclusion, and stimulate adoption of broadband. This federal funding can provide an unprecedented opportunity to realize the full educational potential of expanding digital access and inclusion not only through connectivity and IT devices, but also through the integration of OER.

Material Type: Reading

Author: GoOpen National Network

#GoOpen Digital Equity Plan Toolkit 2022

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This practical toolkit is designed to support open education leaders and community members across states and districts interested to increase awareness of OER and digital equity. It contains talking points, sample newsletter or website language, and sample social media posts, for anyone to use and adapt in their communications. In October 2022, the #GoOpen National Network launched an important strategic policy action to advocate for integrating OER into digital equity implementations and this toolkit supports the network's communications strategies. Funded by the federal bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA, P.L. 117-58), the Digital Equity Act of 2021 requires the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to establish grant programs for promoting digital equity, supporting digital inclusion activities, and building capacity for state-led efforts to increase adoption of broadband by their residents. As states craft their Digital Equity Plans, they have a unique opportunity to leverage OER to support equity and capitalize on improved digital infrastructure. The #GoOpen Policy Letter and Guidance documents were shared with state level IT and broadband infrastructure leaders across the country and are available as resources featured in the #GoOpen Hub on OER Commons.

Material Type: Reading

Author: GoOpen National Network

Who is afraid of the big bad wolf? Artificial Intelligence and Open Educational Resources

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The Northeast OER Summit is a gathering of Open Educational Resources practitioners from the Northeast region of the United States.  Initiated in 2017, the planning committee consists of OER advocates (administrators, librarians, instructional designers, faculty and staff) from the Northeast.  This resource is a session presentation that discusses the intersection of OER and AI.

Material Type: Lecture

Author: Rebecca Henderson

AI’s Role in Revolutionizing Open Educational Resources (OER)

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Garnet Valley School District in PA established a deep commitment to open education when it first joined the #GoOpen Network over eight years ago to advance an OER initiative. Still on an innovative journey to transform teaching and learning, the district’s Director of Technology and Online Learning and Founder and Executive Director of nonprofit Edvative Learning, Sam Mormando is actively exploring the rapidly evolving landscape of AI technology and reflecting on ways it may be advantageous for education, and specifically, for OER. 

Material Type: Reading

Author: Rebecca Henderson

Using the Magic of AI to Innovate Professional Learning

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On January 4, 2024 the Curriculum Services Team delivered a 2-hour webinar titled "Using the Magic of AI to Innovate Professional Learning" to a national audience.  Based on a presentation delivered at the AESA National Conference in December 2023, this webinar was a deeper dive into the ways that the WIU Curriculum Services Team leverages AI to develop professional learning activities to support the school districts in Westmoreland County and beyond.

Material Type: Simulation

Author: Rebecca Henderson

AI for Learning and Work

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World Education's AI for Learning and Work initiative is dedicated to exploring the intersection of artificial intelligence and education, and how it can shape the future of the way we live and work. On this page, you can access open resources, professional development offerings and opportunities to get involved.

Material Type: Lecture, Reading

Author: Rebecca Henderson

Open Prompt Book from CampGPT

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In CampGPT, educators experimented with generative AI-enabled tools like chatbots and image generators to learn and explore together. Their work and insights have been compiled in the Open Prompt Book from CampGPT. Throughout this prompt book, you’ll learn more about generative AI, what educators use it for, and key tips and tricks. The “Try It Out” links enable you to try the prompts in your own account (links for ChatGPT and Bard are provided). This means that, if you like an idea, you can start with the prompt in the book and then continue interacting with a chatbot to further adapt the output to your needs. In addition to the open prompts, we’ve included quotes from the educators from whom the ideas and prompts in this book were crowdsourced.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Rebecca Henderson

Professional Learning Course : Culturally Responsive Practices to Improve the Online Teaching and Learning Experiences

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Module home primarily starts with introduction and pronunciation of individual names cultivating scopes for interaction and sharing views. Breaker room discussions  generate initial thoughts, prior experiences and storytelling among learners from all walks of life. Each section of the module has relevant scholarly readings along with educational YouTube videos to facilitate the learners. Besides, discussion assignments, interactive sessions, in every module one homogenous group learner get the chance to present intercultural sessions with another homogenous group. For the final project requirement learners will design 5 online modules embedded with CRT online learning to demonstrate their application of knowledge. Finally, assessment questions provided for interactive interview and certification.  

Material Type: Module

Authors: Elicia Bennett, shopto rahman

Utah Education Network

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The Utah Education Network has links to  resources that have been developed by teachers and others in Utah, as well as a listing of collection sites where teachers can look for items to link to.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy