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#GoOpen: Using Open Educational Resources to Develop Dynamic Digital Content for Classrooms

Open Education


#GoOpen: Using Open Educational Resources to Develop Dynamic Digital Content for Classrooms

Andrew Marcinek
, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Education
Tom Murray, Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools, Alliance for Excellent Education

On May 31, 2016 Future Ready Schools (FRS) held a webinar as part of the FRS Leadership Hub, a one-stop-shop of professional learning opportunities for school leaders. This Google Hangout explored how schools benefit from open educational resources (OERs) and what is being done in this area nationwide.

As a senior advisor at the U.S. Department of Education (ED), Andrew Marcinek shared how openly licensed educational resources have become more prevalent in school districts within the past year. With support from ED, state leaders, and new platforms for curation and discovery, there has never been a more exciting time to rethink traditional, static instructional materials. This webinar focused on why district leaders should consider making this transition, how it supports teachers as creative content professionals, and steps in the process of this transition.

This webinar explored

  • an understanding of OERs;
  • examples of schools and districts that are leveraging open resources;
  • practical ways to leverage high-quality, free digital content; and
  • tips and resources on where to begin.

Participants will leave energized and excited to begin strategizing how they can make the shift to openly licensed educational resources in their respective school district. Panelists also addressed questions submitted by viewers from across the country.


Please direct questions concerning the webinar to If you are unable to watch the webinar live, an archived version will be available at in the Resources section of the FRS Dashboard after the event airs.


Future Ready Schools (FRS) is a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Education and the Alliance for Excellent Education, a Washington, DC–based national policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship.

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