What Happens When States Fund OER?


State creation of open educational resources leads to life-changing educational access. In 2016, the Texas Education Agency awarded a contract to Rice University’s OpenStax and University of Florida's Study Edge to produce standards-aligned, open-source instructional materials. The panel will discuss how this innovative model affects Texas schools, teachers, and students and how legislators and nonprofits can work together to improve upon the model.

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  1. Lean how the facilitation and creation of open-source content affects Texas, schools, teachers, and students.
  2. Understand how Texas institutions, legislators, and nonprofits working together to improve upon this innovative model?
  3. Know how and why teachers, students, and parents should submit feedback to the OpenStax, Study Edge, the TEA regarding open-source materials



Scott Hochberg, Former State Representative, N/A

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