National #GoOpen Summit: Leading with Pedagogy

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Thank you for registering for the National #GoOpen Summit! As a reminder, the event will be held at the American University Washington College of Law located at 4300 Nebraska Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016. We will begin the day in Grossman Hall. The event will take place Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 8:30am – 5:00pm ET and Friday, November 8, 2019 the day will run from 8:45am – 5:00pm ET. Doors will open each day at 8:00am ET. If your plans change, please let us know by emailing info@goopen.us.

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Thank you for registering for the National #GoOpen Summit! As a reminder, the event will be held at the American University Washington College of Law located at 4300 Nebraska Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016. We will begin the day in Grossman Hall. The event will take place Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 8:30am – 5:00pm ET and Friday, November 8, 2019 the day will run from 8:45am – 5:00pm ET. Doors will open each day at 8:00am ET. If your plans change, please let us know by emailing info@goopen.us.
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Connect with fellow education leaders to share strategies for engaging students and shifting instructional practice with OER.

About this Event

The National #GoOpen Summit will provide an opportunity for educators and district, state, and organization leaders to connect, collaborate, and share strategies for engaging students and shifting instructional practice through the implementation of open educational resources (OER). We invite education leaders from all districts, states and education service agencies, including those that are not currently #GoOpen Districts or States.

For Practitioners

If you are a leader from a school, district, state, or education service agency, please register for the Practitioner Ticket.

For Organization Leaders

We will make a small number of tickets available on a first-come-first-serve basis to organizations that support the work happening in schools, districts, and states through resources, tools, professional development training, and research. If you are an organization leader, please register for the Organization Ticket when it becomes available.

About #GoOpen

Launched in 2015, the U.S. Department of Education’s #GoOpen initiative supports States and districts choosing to transition to the use of openly licensed educational resources (OER) to transform teaching and learning.

The #GoOpen initiative and the growing network of States, districts, and educators has not only provided a space for robust discussions about the merits of OER, but also supported broader dialogue and dissemination of information on the policies and practices that impact teaching, learning, and collaboration. #GoOpen State and district leaders are documenting and sharing new approaches to professional learning for teachers, and curating resources that offer students and teachers options for personalizing learning, and strategies to support curating, creating, adapting and sharing OER.

Learn more and connect with the network at https://goopen.us/

Why #GoOpen?

Openly licensed educational resources have enormous potential to increase access to high-quality education opportunities in the United States. Switching to openly licensed educational materials has enabled school districts to repurpose funding typically spent on textbooks for other pressing needs, such as investing in the transition to digital learning. Resources that are openly licensed benefit schools in a number of ways, but most notably they help to:

  • Increase Equity – All students have access to high quality learning materials that have the most up-to-date and relevant content because openly licensed educational resources can be freely distributed to anyone.
  • Keep Content Relevant and High Quality – Traditional textbooks are perpetually outdated, forcing districts to re-invest significant portions of their budgets on replacing them. The terms of use of openly licensed educational resources allows educators to maintain the quality and relevance of their materials through continuous updates.
  • Empower Teachers – Openly licensed educational resources empower teachers as creative professionals by giving them the ability to adapt and customize learning materials to meet the needs of their students without breaking copyright laws.
  • Save Money – Switching to educational materials that are openly licensed enables schools to repurpose funding spent on textbooks for other pressing needs, such as investing in the transition to digital learning. In some districts, replacing just one textbook has made tens of thousands of dollars available for other purposes.

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