About OER Grants

About the OER grants

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 part of a legislative mandate to develop a collection of OER courseware aligned with the Common Core State Standards, OSPI conducted a series of resource reviews targeting math and English Language Arts. Results may be found here.

Now, more districts are developing their own OER core instructional material, or implementing openly licensed instructional material reviewed by the OER Project or reviewed using the same methodology. As a result, the need to create OER Users' Groups to share ideas, define best practices, and champion effective distribution and implementation of resources is critical.

2016 OER Grant Proposals Due May 18, 2016

Funds provided by this grant are focused on one or more of the following issues:

  • Ensuring adherence to resource licensing permissions, proper open resource attribution, and wide scale dissemination of district-generated, core instructional materials.
  • Creating an OER team to collaborate to develop and identify resources, supports, and best practices to help in the ongoing implementation of OER core instructional materials that can be accessed and used by teachers, schools and districts across the state.
  • Adapting existing OER to create core instructional materials in a specific content area.

Washington school districts or educational service districts may apply through the opportunity through the iGrants system – Form Package 730.

Proposals due May 18, 2016

Request for Proposals

All projects are responsible for openly licensing their developed or adapted content and making it available for distribution via multiple pathways.

View OER grants information per year:

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This work by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.