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Tuesday, November 26 • 13:55 - 14:05
Windows and Mirrors: How OER Can Provide New Perspectives

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Names, pronouns, and identities are all important in the development as humans. If we stopped to take a look at the instructional materials and books in our primary and secondary classrooms, would we see these elements? When students see themselves in the instructional materials in their classrooms, they are more likely to be engaged in their own learning. The concept of “windows and mirrors” should be considered when reviewing and implementing instructional materials. Windows allow us to see the perspective of others and mirrors allow us to see ourselves. What does this have to do with Open Educational Resources? Everything. When we leverage OER in our primary and secondary classrooms, we have the opportunity to provide new perspectives and ensure that windows and mirrors are included for all students. This presentation will address windows and mirrors and how OER can provide new perspectives to create inclusive curriculum.

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Kristina Ishmael

Deputy Director, USED Office of EdTech
Kristina Ishmael is an educator, learner, advocate, and agent of change. As the leader of the Office of Ed Tech, she executes the office's mission of developing national edtech policy that enables everywhere, all-the-time learning and supports digital equity and opportunity.In her... Read More →

Tuesday November 26, 2019 13:55 - 14:05 CET
BL28 Carassa Dadda (plenary)