Next Steps

Consider the why, what, who, when & how of GoOpenNC, and determine what next step(s) you plan to take.

District: GCPS


Critical Path


Consider: Why is OER a value-add to our district and teams?  

Why will framing be an important component of successful engagement?


Teachers receive so much information that they start ignoring anything new.  I would like teachers to view this as a resource that will help them as a classroom teacher and as a district leader.

Action Items:

I think we should start with a small group of teachers.  The Curriculum Design Team (CDT)  will be a great start because much of the work that they do involve curating content and resources.  


Consider: Do I need to learn more about OER, OEP, and/or open licensing?

Would be helpful to me if I can spend more time learning about the features and functionality of the microsite?

In my district/school, we have created openly-licensed content that could be added to the microsite.  Do I need to consider the process for making this happen? Yes


Our teachers have created content that can be added to the site.

Action Items:


Consider: I know there are OER champions already in my district/school. How can I best connect with them to discuss GoOpenNC?

How can I best determine other instructional leaders in my district/school who can join me as thought partners as we investigate OER/OEP?


The OER Champions in my district are members of the CDT.  They are always looking for resources that are aligned to standards and rigorous.

Action Items:


Consider: When are there opportunities for teachers and instructional leaders to engage in professional learning related to OER?

When the district/school reviews and selects instructional materials, can we could consider OER and how those materials can be utilized?


The CDT meet during the summer to review and update the content.

Action Items:

Consider: I need to spend time considering how teachers in my district/school are currently selecting instructional materials, and what supports they need to effectively select high quality, standards aligned resources.

How can we best support teachers as they find, vet, use, and create OER.

Are there opportunities for teachers to curate and align OER to standards?


Our teachers spend a great deal of time searching for content and we often notice that they are using resources from Teachers pay teachers or other sites.

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