Recently EdWeek reported on large-scale efforts to create and organize Open Educational Resources aligned to the Common Core (here). For example, the Utah State Office of Education has created textbooks from OERs for English language arts, math, and science. In South Dakota, the nonprofit Technology in Innovation in Education (TIE) is using evaluation rubrics from Achieve to “create a repository of open educational materials for teachers” titled MyOER. And OER Commons is also using Ahieve’s evaluation rubrics to aggregate materials aligned to Common Core.
In short, this is a reminder of the power of adopting the Common Core. With 46 states agreeing to common outcomes and assessments, energy can be harnessed to advantage our students and the communities we serve.