Schools Engaged in Seamless Learning: The Roles of OER Curricula and University Faculty
Abstract: It has become apparent in 2020 that learning at school and home must be seamless for students and their teachers. Digital curricula make this possible for learning to be continuous and seamless. While Open Education Resources (OER) are readily available, by and large they are objects, not lessons, full semester units, or whole-year curricula. The Collabrify Roadmap platform enables educators to draw on OER in order to create lessons, units, and whole-year curricula. For grades kindergarten through five, whole-year, standards-based, deeply digital curricula are available for the four core subject areas. Teachers are encouraged to easily localize, individualize, and personalize curricula to better meet the needs of their students, and the Collabrify Tool Suite allows for the engagement, interaction, collaboration, and deep thinking of their students’ learning. Faculty from three universities will discuss details about the design of the Collabrify Roadmap platform, curricula, teacher professional development, and support as well as share about their partnership.