Posted: Fri, 09/21/2018 - 8:30am Updated: Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:06am

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What is this OER acronym you speak of?

Indiana #GoOpen

If you are unsure what #GoOpen means and not quite sure the difference between paid, free, and open educational materials, this webinar is for you. Recorded on October 23, 2018, this webinar will introduce you to open resources and how your district can get started down the open path.

ACCESSibility for ALL Students

Join the Office of eLearning for a free webinar at 4:00pm Eastern on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 as we discuss accessible digital instructional materials. With more and more teachers curating and creating their own digital content, it's important that we do so with all learners in mind. Office of eLearning team members will share best practices to ensure accessibility and tools to help participants ensure optimal learning experiences for all! Register for the webinar here. 

Oops, I Did it Again: Honoring Copyright and the Creative Commons Movement

Creative Commons

Join INeLearn and CIESC on March 12, 2019 for a full-day workshop that introduces teachers to the Creative Commons culture and highlights how to navigate the world of paid, free, and open materials. This workshop will be geared toward teachers and coaches who want to learn more about respecting copyright and how to utilize Creative Commons licensing when creating classroom materials for all to use! Register for this event here.

Accessible Materials for ALL Learners

National Center on Accessible Educational Materials

Learn directly from the national AEM Center on how to create digital instructional materials that are accessible to ALL learners. Participants will be asked to preview archived webinars provided by the AEM Center and participate in virtual Q&A sessions led by the Office of eLearning. Virtual Hangout dates to be released soon. If you want to get started early, preview the AEM Center’s first webinar titled:  Introduction to Accessible Educational Materials & Technologies.

Teaching with Primary Sources: Focus on Student Inquiry

Library of Congress

This 2-day workshop will focus on utilizing the primary sources (OER) found on the Library of Congress website and how these resources can help promote student inquiry in the classroom. Day one will focus on locating primary sources and sample Teaching with Primary Sources activities. Day two will allow teachers to create mini-lessons to use in their classrooms and share on Amazon Inspire. The workshop will be held on IU’s campus in Bloomington, IN. Register at Mark your calendars for February 12-13, 2019. 

Digital Content Curation Workshop

Digital Content Curation

The Digital Content Curation Workshop Tour continues as the Office of eLearning comes alongside teachers that are new to curating and creating digital instructional materials for classroom use. The workshops are FREE to all, and the Office of eLearning will even pay for up to five teacher subs from the same district. It is recommended that districts send either a grade level team or department of teachers, so these teachers can use time to collaborate and plan. Please only send NOVICE curators.

Amazon Inspire: A New Way to Shop Online

Amazon Education

Be on the lookout for a update on how teachers can leverage Amazon Inspire, a digital content repository.

For more information on OER, check out this resource.