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Friday, November 4 • 1:15pm - 2:05pm
A year in review: Where are we with #GoOpen and what's next?

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Over the past few years there has been an increased interest around high-quality open educational resources (OER) in K-12 and the benefits OER can provide in terms of access, equity, and personalization of resources. In the fall of 2015, the U.S. Department of Education launched the #GoOpen Campaign to encourage states, school districts and educators to use openly licensed educational materials to transform teaching and learning. As of early 2016 there were 15 #GoOpen States and over 40 #GoOpen districts. This session provides an update on the first year of #GoOpen from Joseph South, Director of OET at the U.S. Department of Education and Layla Bonnot, OER Lead at CCSSO. It also features Bobby Keener, Chief Information Officer and Team Lead for #GoOpen Virginia and includes both a district representative and educator sharing their perspectives on the first year of the campaign and the move toward implementation, adoption, and sustainability of OER.

This session will be set up to allow attendees to hear the federal/state/local/classroom perspective in small groups after a brief presentation to the full group.

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Layla Bonnot

Senior Program Associate, CCSSO
I lead the OER work at CCSSO. We serve state superintendents of K-12 education in the U.S. Talk to me about #GoOpen, the Learning Registry, K-12 OER education, and Federal and state policies.
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Kristina Ishmael

Deputy Director, Office of Educational Technology (OET), U.S. Department of Education
Kristina Ishmael is an educator, learner, advocate, and agent of change. As the leader of the Office of Ed Tech, she executes the office's mission of developing national edtech policy that enables everywhere, all-the-time learning and supports digital equity and opportunity.In her... Read More →
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Ernie Longworth

Director of Instructional Innovation, Chesterfield County Public Schools
Ernie Longworth is the Assistant Director of Technology for Chesterfield County Public Schools. He recently served as a member of the executive board of the Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) and currently serves on the Advisory Committee for #GoOpen Va . His current... Read More →

Mary Williams

Teacher, Chesterfield County Public Schools

Friday November 4, 2016 1:15pm - 2:05pm EDT