Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license. These resources may be used free of charge, distributed without restriction, and modified without permission.

As the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics are implemented, school districts will be looking for instructional material to meet the new standards. Open Educational Resources (OER) may help fill that need.

  • Interested in OSPI’s review of OER quality and alignment? Take a look at the Reviewed OER Library.
  • Want to become a reviewer or have a suggestion for material to include in review? Visit the OER Review Page.
  • Looking for OER to use? See the Suggested Sites page.
  • Want to learn more about using OER? View OER Resources for archived webinars, slide templates, and handouts.
  • How are other Washington districts implementing OER? Visit our OER Grants page to learn about their work in progress.
  • Have other questions? Read answers to common questions on the FAQ page.
  • What's happening with OER in Washington state? Keep abreast of current news about OER and upcoming events by signing up for our mailing list:


To learn more about the OER Project contact:

Barbara Soots
OER Program Manager
(360) 725-6102

Or, read the following:

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