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MTT026| Open Educational Resources, OER Oh My - Kristina Ishmael

February 7, 201988 min
MTT026 OER, Open Educational Resources, OER Oh My! - Kristina Ishmael Looking for a way to have enhanced or a alternative resources for your curriculum?  Well, you are in for a treat as we speak with Kristina Ishmael from New America where we talk about Open Educational Resources, or OER.  She explains what type of resources are available, licensing, and how you can use the resources once you have them. Kristina’s enthusiasm about OER will have you excited to see how you can use OER in your school. Open Educatonal Resources (OER), are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge. Twitter: @mytechtoolbelt   #MyTechToolbelt Instagram: My Tech Toolbelt   You can listen to our podcast on: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Spotify or listen here   Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.   Kristina Ishmael is an educator, learner, thought leader, advocate, and agent of change. After her work in the classroom and at the state, she found herself in the nation’s capital working on education policy around instructional materials in the perfect culmination of her commitment to remove roadblocks for student access to resources and provide professional learning for educators. Ishmael currently serves as the Senior Project Manager of the Learning Technologies Project on the Education Policy Program at New America. This role allows her to directly support states, districts, and educators rethinking the role of instructional materials to create deeper learning opportunities for students. She brings her strong facilitation skills, experience leading a national initiative, and energy into every project. Kristina is passionate about changing teaching and learning to provide more equitable access and opportunities to all learners.Previously, Kristina was the K-12 Open Education Fellow at the Office of Educational Technology where she developed and grew the #GoOpen movement. Prior to her work at the U.S. Department of Education, she worked as the Digital Learning Specialist for the Nebraska Department of Education where she led professional learning and advocated for school librarians. This experience granted her a unique perspective on leveraging educational technology in urban, suburban, and rural school systems. Before her role with the state, Kristina was a teacher to high risk elementary ELL students in Omaha, Nebraska.   Contact: Kristina Ishmael Twitter: @kmishmael Instagram: @kmishmael Email:   Items mentioned in Episode 26: Pre K - 12 OER   COERLL Creative Commons GEEO Discounted trips for Educators OER Commons The Daily 5 Guided Reading The Sun and Her Flowers Bored and Brilliant Where in the world is Kristina Ishmael in 2019? (sung to the tune of Carmen SanDiego, of course)ISTE Digital Leadership Summit (Santa Clara), Jan. 18-20#GoOpen Regional Summit (Indianapolis), Jan. 24EduCon (Philly), Jan. 25-27TCEA (San Antonio), Feb. 6-75Sigma (Denver), Feb. 22-23CUE (Palm Springs), Mar. 14-16CoSN Pre-Conference (Portland), Mar. 31-Apr. 1DLAC (Austin), Apr. 2-3#GoOpen Regional Summit (San Diego), Apr. 15CUE BOLD (San Diego), May 4-5Creative Commons Summit (Lisbon, Portugal), May 9-11Summer Tech Institute (Norfolk, NE), May 29-30ISTE (Philly), June 23-26ISTE U: Intro to OER course - to be released at ISTE conference, June 2019Website:   We would love to hear from you!  Let us know if this format is helpful to you!  Is there technology out there that you would like us to cover in one of our episodes?   Email us   If you enjoyed this episode, tell a friend, and SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW!  And please consider leaving us a rating and review. Please share this podcast with someone you think might be interested in the content. What’s in your Tech Toolbelt? Music:

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