A national community of educators and leaders who use and support open educational resources and practices (OER/OEP) to equitably improve teaching and learning for all.

This hub provides ways for the community to connect, share, and co-create.

Why #GoOpen

The #GoOpen National Network is a national community of educators and leaders who support K-12 open education through knowledge sharing and strategic action around practice and policy.

Why OER? With increased access to high-quality, openly licensed educational materials:

  • Students have equitable access to up-to-date, culturally relevant content
  • Teachers are empowered to tailor learning materials to connect with students’ individual needs and experiences
  • Education systems can reallocate dollars for traditional textbooks to other pressing needs

We aim to build capacity and elevate OER through collaboration, knowledge sharing, and strategic action by:

  • Highlighting case studies of OER implementation across states and districts nationwide
  • Convening working and interest groups around key topics 
  • Gathering evidence and advocating for the benefits of open education

Learn more about OER: visit this "OER 101" resource provided by the state of Nebraska for all to use!

April Webinar Registration is Open

April 4, 2024, 8 a.m.

On Thursday, April 25, at 1:00 PM Eastern / 10:00 AM Pacific, join the #GoOpen National Network Webinar featuring a panel of education leaders in a strategic conversation about the National Educational Technology Plan, its significance, and its potential impact on the future of education. 

Speakers will include:

  • Ji Soo Song, Digital Equity Advisor, U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology (OET) 

  • Sarah Edson, Director of Projects and Initiatives, State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)

  • Vanessa Wrenn, Chief Information Officer, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI)

  • Gina Loveless, Instructional Technology Consultant, Michigan Department of Education

  • Facilitator: Amee Godwin, Senior Advisor, ISKME and #GoOpen National Network

Register here to join the webinar session via Zoom. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email with Zoom instructions.

March Webinar Resources

March 14, 2024, 8:10 a.m.

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Wednesday, March 13th for our webinar "District OER Journey with State-Level Support:  #GoOpenMichigan Leaders in Conversation" featuring:

  • Gina Loveless, Educational Technology Manager, Michigan Department of Education
  • Teresa Fulk, Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services, Wayland Union School District
  • Amee Evans Godwin, Senior Advisor, ISKME

Links to the slides and recording of the webinar are below:

Remember to follow us on X/Twitter and join us on LinkedIn to continue the conversation.  Subscribe to the #GoOpen Channel on YouTube to check out more of our webinar videos!

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    Resource Collections About OER and OEP: Advance Your Learning

    Explore curated collections to support your OER implementation and professional learning in crosscutting topics on  strategic action and educator leadership.

    OER for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility: Guides and Frameworks

    These collections focus on specific ways to address equity and inclusion, accessibility and Universal Design for Learning, cultural responsiveness and good teaching through the use of OER and OEP.

    Network Resources to Highlight

    Highlighting resources from #GoOpen strategic working groups and other network contributors.


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    OER-DEIA Action Plan for K-12 District Implementation

    A guide for decision making and integrating Open Educational Resources (OER) and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA)