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Open Educational Resources (OER): OER's in Elementary Education

This guide will provide resources to free and open education resources

Open Courseware

Early Education and Care: Core Competencies

From the University of Massachusetts, this course is designed to provide early childhood education professionals with the knowledge and skills to assess their own level in terms of the eight core competencies, across the infant-toddler, preschool and out-of-school age range.

 

First Year Teacher Program

The 10 modules include video segments featuring teachers using effective strategies and techniques in the classroom on subjects such as phonemic awareness, phonics, speech sounds, and text comprehension.
 

OpenLearn

OpenLearn is a source of over 600 free online courses from The Open University.

 

The Learning Classroom: Theory into Practice

This is an online college course developed for students preparing to be teachers, as well as inservice K-12 classroom teachers and other educators.

 

UC Irvine Open Courses

Help in preparing for the CSET subject tests. Also offered is a ”four-part webinar series specifically designed to help participants better understand and more effectively support gifted students both at home and in the classroom.”
 
Teaching Students with Special Needs: Behaviour Management
In this course students are introduced to a wide range of methods and strategies for meeting the needs of children with behavioural and adjustment problems in regular preschool, primary and secondary classrooms. The course explores research on teaching and defines what is currently known about how to effectively teach children with special needs with a particular emphasis on maintaining student attention and on-task behavior.

Videos

Edutopia: Education Video Library --Videos about K-12 teaching methods and strategies from the George Lucas Educational Foundation.

PBS Learning Media --The PBS Digital Learning Library is a public media system-wide repository of digital media learning objects, including videos, images, podcasts and documents.

Open Textbooks in Elementary Education

The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources

These open textbooks cover various topics in education, including classroom management and supervision, contemporary issues in education, and special needs education. The list of books is comprehensive; it’s best to skim through the list to find specific-interest books

Apps

 

 

Behavior Breakthroughs App for iOS

Free app. "Training application using simulations and an interactive environment to model and display a child's behavior based on interventions applied by the user."