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California Launches the First Initiative to Support #GoOpen Campaign

California Launches the First Initiative to Support #GoOpen Campaign

”Your professional learning community just got a lot bigger,” reads Collaboration in Common’s webpage.

According to THEJournal.com, Collaboration in Common is California’s first initiative to support the U.S. Department of Education’s #GoOpen campaign, a campaign unveiled last October to support open educational resources (OERs) in America’s education system. https://thejournal.com/articles/2016/08/02/california-launches-open-reso...

The new site aims to help the state’s educators connect, inquire and inspire by providing them with a way to connect with colleagues, access standard-aligned resources, and have a voice through expressing “struggles and expertise” via online discussion.

At the moment, the state is looking for “Educational Leaders” and “Teacher Champions” to help develop the resource before granting public access. These selected individuals will receive specialized training and will be the first to gain access to the site.

To follow the progress of Collaboration in Common, you can subscribe to updates here.

The Department’s #GoOpen campaign has been receiving a lot of support since launching in October.

14 states in addition to California have announced commitments to the campaign, including Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The campaign is also supported by big names in tech like Amazon, Edmodo and Microsoft.

Read more about the campaign here.

Nicole Gorman, Senior Education World Contributor

8/3/2016

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