Leading with Enthusiasm and Engagement: Homegrown OER in California

Posted by: Jennifer Landry 2 years, 2 months ago

Leading with Enthusiasm and Engagement: Homegrown OER in California

The Coronado Unified School District participated in a case study conducted by iNACOL and the CCSSO (Council of Chief State School Officers) regarding the use of Open Educational Resources (OERs).  Open educational resources (OER) are teaching materials licensed for free use and repurposing. The purpose of the study is to explore the current status of development and dissemination of OER in K-12 education at the state, district, and classroom levels.

Led by Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Felix and a core team including Senior Director of Learning Claudia Gallant, and Technology Director Ramona Loiselle, CUSD has been on a journey toward open educational resources (OER) implementation since 2010.

Acting as the "chief technology guy" as well as his district's superintendent, Felix has extensive experience implementing technology initiatives. Stemming from graduate studies in computer science and education, Felix says that his comfort level with technology has helped lead his district to various new projects and programs involving OER. 

OER Interview with CUSD District