In the Field

WEBINAR, February 22: Bill McCallum on Curricular Coherence in math

Join noted mathematician and standards author Bill McCallum of Illustrative Mathematics for a deep dive into the importance of curricular coherence, with highlights from his organization’s new curriculum, Open Up Resources Middle School Math.

Mentor Superintendent Highlights OUR's Curriculum-Scale Programs As Exciting Addition to OER Landscape

NSBA “20 to Watch” Superintendent Matt Miller features Open Up Resources in his EdWeek op-ed, noting the value of curriculum-scale OER as a collaborative springboard and a high-quality baseline for districts.

November 03, 2016

Vancouver Pilots Comprehensive Open Math Curriculum

Two Vancouver, WA middle schools are piloting our standards-aligned open math curriculum.

Steve Webb—2016 State Superintendent of the Year and an EdWeek Leader to Learn From—shares why curriculum-scale OER fills a critical opportunity gap and allows teachers to focus on designing impactful instruction.

October 06, 2016

"High-Quality, Standards-Aligned": Getting Smart Reviews OUR's Math Curriculum

In Getting Smart’s review of our math curriculum, Tom Vander Ark highlights our expert-authored content, our strong partnerships with districts that value comprehensive standards alignment, and our focus on instructional equity.

“[CEO Larry Singer] has assembled a small distributed team of experienced K-12 executives who contract with best-in-class partners for high-quality standards-aligned courseware . . . Open Up content reflects a student activity-centric learning model and a strong focus on standards alignment that builds on Student Achievement Partners work.”

October 04, 2016

Burlington Public Schools's Patrick Larkin Pens EdWeek OpEd: Pressing the Reset Button on OER

Patrick Larkin, Assistant Superintendent for Learning for the Burlington Public Schools and a vocal proponent of the OER movement, notes the challenges of OER curation and promotes Open Up’s curriculum-scale OER as a catalyst for district-wide capacity-building.

October 03, 2016

30 Middle Schools to Pilot OER Math Curricula

THE Journal announces of our first cohort of pilot schools working with our openly licensed, standards-aligned curriculum for middle school math.

“Schools will be beta testing Open Up Resources’ complete OER curricula, saving districts up to 80 percent overall (compared to the cost of adopting materials from traditional providers), and offering extensive support, including teacher training, customization services, low-cost printing and other resources to facilitate district-level adoption.”

September 16, 2016

New 'Open' Ed. Project to Challenge Commercial Publishers for K-12 Work

Education Week’s Sean Cavanagh covers the launch of Open Up Resources, as well as its multi-district materials pilot, highlighting the nonprofit’s position as a curriculum-scale OER provider offering an alternative to traditional textbooks.

“That model would be a break from the norm with many open resources, which are individual units and lessons selected by individual teachers.”

September 16, 2016

OER Provider Launches With $10M to Address Quality Gaps in K-12 Curriculum Market

Open Up Resources debuts its first offering, expert-authored math curriculum, for ‘17-18 adoption at significant savings to districts.

Press Release: September 14, 2016

Larry Singer to speak at 13th Annual Open Education Conference

Open Up Resources will present “A Pilot’s Eye View – from concept to rollout” at the conference, held in Richmond, VA on November 2-4, 2016.

Some Sunnyside schools to drop textbooks for open-source material

The Arizona Daily Star featured our collaboration with partner district Sunnyside Unified School District, highlighting the savings to the district from our openly-licensed curriculum.

Multistate Effort Brings 'Open' Content to Broad Audience

Education Week featured the origins of our work, writing: “A multistate effort to create a repository of free, open content is being designed to allow a wide variety of audiences—including commercial vendors—to take those resources, and build upon them.”

Larry Singer Named Chief Executive Officer Of The K-12 OER Collaborative

The K-12 OER Collaborative, an organization dedicated to increasing the quality and effectiveness of K-12 instructional materials while substantially reducing their cost to school districts nationwide, today announced that Larry Singer has been named its CEO.

Press release: August 27, 2015

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