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Barbara Soots
OER and Instructional Materials Program Manager


Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning resources 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.

OER 101
New to OER? Find information and resources for school districts and teachers interested in implementing OER and communicating with stakeholders in their educational communities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Reviewed OER Library
These reviews from statewide educators are provided as part of OSPI’s legislative OER mandate RCW 28A.300.803.

OER Project Grants
Competitive annual grants provide small amounts of funding to assist districts in developing, adapting, or implementing openly licensed core instructional material.

Washington is pleased to join a cohort of states recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for their commitment to support school districts and educators transitioning to the use of quality, OER in their schools.

Suggested Links
Connect with our OER Commons Washington Hub to see resources from districts around our state developing openly licensed resources and find other suggested sites to search for OER in specific content areas.






Creative Commons License
Except where otherwise noted, content on this site by Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

This site may contain links to websites operated by third parties. These links are provided for your convenience only and do not constitute or imply any affiliation, endorsement, sponsorship, approval, verification, or monitoring by OSPI of any product, service, or content offered on the third party websites. In no event will OSPI be responsible for the information or content in linked third party websites or for your use of or inability to use such websites. Please confirm the license status of any third-party resources and understand their terms of use before reusing them

Open photo by Tim Mossholder | Unsplash License


   Updated 2/27/2019

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