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SWPA Open Educational Resources Network Kickoff
August 24, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost | Free
Event Description | This meeting will provide an overview of the #GoOpen campaign and the programming scheduled for the SWPA OER Network throughout the 2016-17 school year, including speakers from the U.S. Department of Education and leading OER providers.
Background | There is a growing movement nationally to discard traditional, static textbooks in favor of open educational resources (OER) that allow educators to combine multiple sources to provide customized and localized learning for students. This fall, the Allegheny Intermediate Unit will convene a network of early adopting districts to make the U.S. Department of Education’s #GoOpen commitment of replacing one static textbook with an openly licensed resource.
NOTE: This meeting is intended for district representatives interested in joining the SWPA Open Educational Resources Network who attended either the OER Summit hosted by the AIU on May 12, or the OER Introduction hosted on August 17.