The Department of Public Instruction will be offering up to 10 WISELearn Open Educational Resources (OER) grants for $10,000 each. The purpose of the the grant is to help mathematics or English language arts educators support and implement professional learning on high-quality, standards-aligned instructional materials that are also open educational resources. Starting November 9, Wisconsin public school districts or CESAs partnered with a consortium of schools can apply.
OER materials are those that can be used freely, distributed, and even modified, and usually carry a Creative Commons license. The grant supports several efforts linked to the use of OER materials, including the implementation of high-quality standards-aligned instructional OER materials with corresponding professional learning.
Grant application examples may include:
- Creating a professional learning plan to implement high-quality, standards-aligned OER instructional materials
- Supporting a curriculum team to analyze current or potential high-quality, standards-aligned instructional materials to fill identified gaps
- Supporting a team of teachers to analyze the alignment of high-quality, standards-aligned instructional materials
All professional learning and materials created or curated through awarded grants will be made available through the WISELearn Resources Library.
Participants must include representation from teaching, curriculum, technology, and administration positions. One proposal per organization is allowed. Applications are due December 9, 2018.
For complete details about the grant, visit the OER Innovation Grants page and then access the 2018-19 IMPL WISELearn OER Innovation Grant application.