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Curriculum in a Post-Textbook World

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Transcript of Curriculum in a Post-Textbook World

Curriculum in a Post-Textbook World
From grassroots to full growth
Growth in Partnerships
Reaching higher
Roots
JOIN
MN Learning Commons
https://mnlearningcommons.us/
Moodleshare
http://moodleshare.org/
Ed Tech ARRA grant
- 100+ open digital units
District projects
- Minneapolis Health/Phy Ed
- Anoka-Hennepin Prob/Stats
Regional projects
- Int 287: Gr 6-7 social studies
- ECMECC: middle school math
- SOCRATES: gr 8 social studies

State projects
- SciMath MN
- Digital curriculum catalog

National initiatives
- Achieve OER Institute
Teacher training
Meeting Challenges
Who are we?
Economics
- break dependency on adoption cycle
Flexibility: blended, flipped, 1:1
- easy to customize, update
Quality
- reviewable, localized, improvable
National context
- much already available
Replicating models from
smaller units and full courses
An environment to support growth
Open Educational Resources:
free, digital, easy
http://www.oercommons.org/
OER Commons
http://wiki.ties.k12.mn.us/TIES2011-+Are+Open+Source+Flexbooks+in+Your+Future%3F
Replicating development processes in collaborative efforts
The long-term benefit of membership
every teacher becomes a digital content curator
http://courses.district287.org/enrol/index.php?id=105
(guest password: studymn)
http://ecmecc.ning.com/page/math-curriculum-project
Replicating models to create a complete curriculum series
http://mncollaborativecurriculum.org
http://goo.gl/9Xeohv
To indicate interest in joining the collaborative OER projects, please complete the following survey:
For more information contact:
jwvoss@district287.org
jcholmberg@district287.org
jesswiley@comcast.net
When replication appears threatening
Help keep the growth going
Introductions


Jon Voss
Principal of Academic Programs
jwvoss@district287.org

Jessica Wiley
Project Coordinator
jessicasusanwiley@gmail.com




Why abandon books?
http://mndigitalcatalog.org/
http://goo.gl/p6uerC
http://www.scimathmn.org/
Organizational plan
- Create 40 courses by Sep 2015
- Grades 3-12
- 4 core content areas
- $1.00 per ADM from partners

Training for teacher-writers
- standards & course requirements
- digital design
- equity and diversity

Training for teacher-users
- digital content in the classroom
- what to do about devices?
- editing content to personalize and localize
http://goo.gl/JG9AiB
http://goo.gl/Tju8Z8
Training Plan


http://goo.gl/7iuisi
http://goo.gl/sVz8ST
http://goo.gl/Ntb1oo
Partners
https://sites.google.com/site/innovativeinstruction/organization/partners
Certification and Review
Two tiers:
Overall project management and oversight
Individual course management and oversight

Four stages:
1. Certification for course sponsorship
2. Writing
3. Review
4. Certification of course
Course Requirements
Lessons Learned

Dedicate more time to pre-writing and formats for mechanics

Spend more time on copyright issues

Address design for digital delivery

Start with the standards

Clarity that audience is students

Need more than resources; connective tissue

Importance of face-to-face time as courses are built
Consistent format
“course at a glance”
unit plan
activities to teach at least one year-long course
Sufficient content and assessments to assure all related MN State Standards are met
Include culturally relevant resources and perspectives
Content Repository: Google domain (three-ring binder for teachers)
Moodle Course
Support multiple instructional delivery models
Creative Commons and Public Domain licensing
http://goo.gl/d9i42K
http://goo.gl/i8DGnp
http://bit.ly/mpccmasa
http://bit.ly/mpccmasa
Fears, hesitations, uncertainty
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