Open Educational Resources to Engage Every Student in Science Learning
OpenSciEd is an innovative nonprofit organization that brings together world-class curriculum developers, state science administrators, teachers, and philanthropic organizations to create free, high-quality, NGSS-aligned science instructional materials and professional learning experiences. The organization offers elementary, middle school, and high school sciencecurricula, remotelearning resources, a phenomenasimulation library, and phenomena videos.
OpenSciEd’s curriculum-based professional learning leverages the free materials to help teachers reach and engage every student in science learning. Six different professional learning sessions support the classroom materials, starting with the Curriculum Launch. All of the professional learning resources are Open Educational Resources (OER), so educators can easily download, adapt, and share them.
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