Curriki Professional Development is an easy and convenient way to learn more about Curriki, an online environment created to support the development and free distribution of world-class educational materials to anyone who needs them. CUE offers training on EVERY feature of Curriki, as well as ways to incorporate Curriki Open Educational Resources into your classroom, school, library and district.
Curriki Professional Development Workshops focus on innovative concepts and practices related to open education curriculum, digital and social learning. CUE will show you how to use Open Educational Resources (OERs) with simple, step-by-step tools.
Each workshop can be delivered at your facility face to face, asynchronously online, or as a hybrid of the two delivery methods.
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INTRODUCTION TO OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES (OERS)
During this half-day workshop covering Open Educational Resources (OERs) as alternatives to textbooks for K-12 teachers, participants will learn how OER broaden the use of alternatives to textbooks while maintaining instructional quality, and lowers costs.
INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL COPYRIGHTS
In this half-day session, participants will be introduced to various aspects of digital copyrights, including free models of distribution, types of licenses, the importance of applying digital copyrights, and how to correctly attribute a digitally licensed work.
USING CURRIKI.ORG AND OERS TO ENHANCE CURRICULUM DESIGN
This half-day workshop is designed for teachers who want to learn how to use open educational resources to enhance their classroom curriculum and to collaborate with other teachers. At the end of the workshop each participant will have created a unit(s) of study. Participants will also learn how they can contribute to the Curriki repository.
PUBLISHING OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES (OERS) ON CURRIKI
During this half-day workshop participants will learn how to publish a variety of instructional materials and media into the Curriki repository: an instructional video, a lesson plan written in text, a recording of a lecture, an interactive learning exercise designed in Flash, a Zip archive containing an entire course's reference material, and more. Each participant will create a personal collection of resources from their published material.
COLLABORATION WITH CURRIKI GROUPS
During this half-day workshop we will provide a basic overview about using group tools on Curriki. Currently, dozens of organizations, schools, and districts are using groups on Curriki to communicate, collaborate, share curricula, and more. People using groups on Curriki range from educators undertaking formal curriculum and professional development efforts to more informal groups of interest or practice. Participants will create new groups invite others to their groups add curriculum and resources to their groups, manage a discussion, and join the groups that others have created.
CURRIKI ADVANCED TOPICS
This half-day workshop will introduce teachers to the use of Curriki for selecting and creating curricula from the Curriki Open Educational Resources (OER) and other OER resources. Participants will learn how to find, edit and "mix and remix" content. At the end of the workshop each participant will have created a unit(s) of study. The workshop will provide instruction for building customized content using the Curriki platform and tools.
Professional Development Consultant
Computer Using Educators (CUE)
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