Back in November 2014, at the OpenEd conference held in Washington D.C., the K12 OER Collaborative was announced. The intent of this organization and initiative was to create comprehensive, high-quality open education resources supporting K-12 math and ELA– all aligned with the Common Core. At that time, there was a request for proposals put out for development of full middle school OER math curriculum, including content, assessments, scaffolding and ancillary materials. Essentially the equivalent of what national content publishers were putting out, but instead of being protected by copyright and costing schools tens of thousands of dollars, this curriculum would be Creative Commons licensed, giving educators the ability to freely revise, remix and reuse.
In 2016, the K12 OER Collaborate launched Open-Up Resources, rolling out their openly licensed comprehensive curricula (middle school math grades 6-8). The materials will be openly available to districts for 2017-18 adoption, complete with the professional development and support services to foster successful implementation.
To learn more about the Open-Up programs or to preview samples materials, please contact email@example.com or visit http://openupresources.org/