Leadership Public Schools is a network of high-performing charter high schools in the San Francisco Bay Area that empowers students for success in college, career, and community leadership. As part of the schools’ transition to Common Core standards, the grantee will combine the freely available Open Up Resources math curriculum with the support necessary to effectively teach and use the materials. It also will conduct research to identify the critical elements for the successful adoption of OER and share findings with the broader education community.
About the Grantee
99 Linden Street, Oakland, CA, 94607, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for dissemination of best practices of OER in the classroom
Leadership Public Schools (LPS) operates a network of four public charter high schools in Richmond, Oakland, Hayward and San Jose, California. Committed to serving low-income, ethnically diverse communities, LPS serves approximately 1500 students of whom over 80% are low income and 85% will be the first in their family to attend college. To accelerate students who are entering school far below grade level and provide the kind of deeper learning necessary for college success, LPS creates replicable, cost-effective models of technology-enhanced instructional strategies and resources. This grant will support three activities to continue the dissemination of the LPS design process and OER: 1) development of two case studies to be shared online and with other school networks, 2) development of a public sharing repository on the LPS web site, which will include LPS OER materials, and 3) speaking about the use of the LPS methodology and OER use at 2-3 conferences per year.
for research to evaluate OER use and impact on student outcomes and teacher performance
Leadership Public Schools (LPS) proposes to conduct research culminating in two case studies that focus on the development and implementation of its Open Educational Resources and technology innovations. These case studies will provide educators around the globe with a comprehensive analysis of the OER design and implementation principles that have succeeded in accelerating student achievement and professionalizing the role of teachers throughout the LPS network. These case studies are intended to promote instructional innovation, improve teaching and learning, and help establish the infrastructure needed to sustain a well-functioning open educational ecosystem.