Colorado's PK-12 OER Teaching & Learning Community: OERColorado

Explore. Collaborate. Create. Inspire.

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Join OERColorado! Membership is Free. To join, register your new membership in the profile button in the upper right corner of OER Commons. Verify your email, and log-in to OER Commons, naviage to the OERColorado Hub at Then select the Join OERColorado! group button and select Join this Group.Then every time you log in to OER Commons, the OERColorado hub will show up as one of your Hubs. 

Joining the OERColorado hub helps us to track the success of the project and to meet members current and future needs. Subscribe for OERColorado project updates @ Visit us on YouTube to learn more or follow us on Social Media @OERColorado.

About OERColorado

OERColorado coordinates efforts to support Colorado educators, administrators, curriculum experts, and other educational stakeholders across K-12 to adopt Open Educational Resources (OER) materials, share ideas and create affordable, high quality learning resources. 

OER is a term used to describe teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits repurposing by others. OERColorado supports access, collaboration, and training to promote the creation and use of free or low-cost OER teaching and learning resources in preK-12 classrooms throughout Colorado. These resources can be created and shared by institutional providers or locally by an individual teacher, a district or even You!  

OERColorado is a Colorado Empowered Learning (CEL) initiative administered by the Colorado River Board of Cooperative Educational Services (CR BOCES) that provides digital collections of openly licensed resources for PK-12 educators. Pursuant to Colorado Revised Statute (C.R.S. § 22-5-119), the CR BOCES was designated to administer the statewide supplemental and blended learning program and ensure public access to a digital repository of content and resources for Colorado educators.

Within this platform:

  • You can Join the OERColorado Hub by requesting membership in the Welcome to OERColorado group.
  • You can Explore curated OER Collections. Browse virtual libraries of free materials, lessons, and tools to save and use in your classroom and school. 
  • Visit this Collection to learn more about curated open educational resources, copyright, Creative Commons, and contributing to Colorado collections.
  • Engage in forums and Collaborate with others in groups to focus on educational topics organized around OERColorado. Groups let participants share and evaluate resources. 
  • Reference our Getting Started section to learn how to create a profile, or form a working group, and use Open Author to create and share OER.
  • Learn how to create, evaluate and connect with other state agencies with OERTools.

Note that not all resources in the OERColorado Collections align with Colorado state standards, state guidelines, or local guidelines. We advise all OERColorado users to consult with their district and/or school Curriculum Specialist if there are any questions or concerns about use of these resources.

OERColorado consists of two platforms. The current location (blue background) is a Hub linked to the larger global OER Commons Library. Any Coloradoan can become a member and search, save, share and create OER. The Hub can be accessed by private PK-12 schools and higher ed., home school practicioners and public/private partnerships. The Microsite is a stand alone OER Library hosting Colorado focused materials designed for Colorado public educators. Anyone can visit, but membership is limited to public educators with a valid email from a public education institution within Colorado. 

We invite you to contribute to this education community by using these resources, providing feedback, or joining in creating resources for use throughout Colorado!

Open Educational Resources and You! Webinar Series. Access the Registration Form

New to OER? Or Ready for a Deep Dive? Either way our May 2024 OER Webinar Series offers free knowledge for everyone. 

Openly-licensed Educational Resources (OER) for all educators can save schools money and allow teachers the ability to adapt free resources to their classroom context. Open Education is the movement to reduce cost and other barriers to knowledge, making education more accessible to all. 

Want to find out more about OER and Open Education? Register for the upcoming OERColorado webinar series to learn more about OER for Colorado, 9-10:30am MST. Can’t attend live? Register anyway to access the recordings.

-What Are Open Educational Resources (OER) on May 7, 2024

-Adapting Open Educational Resources (OER) on May 14, 2024

-Vetting and Adopting Open Educational Resources (OER) Oct 1, 2024      

-Open Educational Resources (OER) Leadership and Advocacy Oct 8, 2024

Visit the curriculum library to see how our resources can support your classroom and school! Email us at the linked form to be added to our OERColorado mailing list for important OERColorado updates.




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