Oregon Educator Network Blog

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Amazon has been working on a platform for K-12 educators to share and discover Open Educational Resources (OERs) in support or the #GoOpen Initiative started by US Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology. The platform, called Amazon Inspire, has been in a closed beta state since June 2016, but is now open for anyone to join. Educators may use an existing Amazon.com account or create a new account with their school/work email address.  

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ODE is looking for Educators and leaders with responsibility to lead, coach and/or provide professional development around technology integration in their school, district or ESD who might be interested in joining the Oregon EdTech Professional Development Cadre.

The Oregon EdTech Professional Development Cadre (Cadre) disseminates best practices targeting innovative technology integration into teaching and learning by:

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The 2017 Oregon Legislative season has wrapped up with the signed and passed bills now moving on to the state agencies for implementation. One such bill passed this year is HB2257, which allows the Oregon Department of Education to waive the fee, under limited circumstances, for submissions of Open Educational Resources to the state instructional materials review and adoption process. In order to implement this law, rules will need to be written to govern the fee waiver process.