For General Operating Support
Type of SupportGeneral Support/Organization
The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education improves knowledge sharing in education through its social science research and research-based innovations. The institute is building deeper educator engagement with OER by hosting an online digital library of high-quality, trustworthy, freely available learning content; by positioning curriculum improvement and data sharing as key components that support systematic implementation of the Common Core State Standards; and by advancing teacher effectiveness.
About the Grantee
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Grants to this Grantee
for support of the #GoOpen National Network
ISKME works to increase understanding of open educational approaches that can improve the relevance, inclusiveness, and accessibility of teaching and learning experiences. ISKME is facilitating a transition in leadership of the federal #GoOpen initiative. With this grant, ISKME will form a collaborative coalition to support a renewed national, community-led K-12 open education network. ISKME will convene key partners and champions from the community to develop a strategic plan and pilot key components of the plan with the goal of elevating K-12 open education nationally. (Substrategy: Field Building)
for creation of a prototype of Common Core learning resources based on open primary sources
The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education requests funds to create an initial "canon," or collection of high-quality primary source materials, that can be accessed online by K-12 teachers and students. These core documents, likely to be selections in the areas of science, math, and social studies, could then be used to improve the rigor of curricula and assessments developed for the Common Core standards.