Is It Right For Your District? #Go Education

The Department of Education has invested time, money and energy into creating an awareness of why would a school district consider becoming an Open Education site? The foundation of GoOpen is to transition to the use of openly licensed educational resources to improve students learning. Traditionally educators taught their curricula from textbooks. The majority of the time. Much of the information would be outdated.

Traditionally educators taught their curricula from textbooks. The majority of the time. Much of the information would be outdated. This causes the educator to search for supplemental material. Textbooks are costly material and often only a fraction of the material is taught.

On the website of the Department of Education – Office of Educational Technology shares Openly Licensed Educational Resources, “In the 2016 National Education Technology Plan, the Department defines openly licensed educational resources as teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under a license that permits their free use, reuse, modification, and sharing with others.”

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Open Data Sets & Resources

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Edcamp Launches PBS Partnership

Teacher-Led Learning Program Offers Personalized Training Events in Communities Nationwide Edcamp.org

Arlington, VA – October 4, 2017 – PBS and Edcamp today announced a first-of-its-kind national partnership that will create opportunities for early childhood educators across the country to engage in peer-to-peer learning. Through this innovative effort, Edcamp and PBS member stations will bring together teachers in communities across the country to elevate their voices and empower them professionally. The initiative will kick off with a series of PBS Edcamp events produced in partnership with PBS stations and will use Edcamp’s “unconference” professional development model, in which teachers lead their own learning experiences.

 

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Edcamp STEAM & Makerspace

How Edcamp STEAM are impacting education. Many educators are opening their classroom to offer STEAM and Makerspace movements. Edcamps is an unconference learning. Meaning you don’t have an agenda or the typical sit and get training. But then everyone is looked as being knowledgeable about something to enhance the learning.

Markerspace is a place that provides hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to discover, design, explore and invent as they deeply engage in science, technology engineering, arts, and math.

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