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By Jeanette Westfall
February 2019
Vol. 40 No. 1
I will never forget the phone call I received in 2015 from the chief open education advisor for the U.S. Department of Education. For me, it’s unnerving when someone from the federal Department of Education calls. But this call was a pleasant surprise — and it turned out to be a key step in my district’s transition to open educational resources. At the time, Liberty (Missouri) Public Schools was updating resources for several content areas. Content consultant Diana Laufenberg, executive director of Inquiry Schools, had been working with secondary teachers to study options for the best and most current instructional practices in social studies. As teachers considered using online resources instead of or in addition to their textbook, Laufenberg saw the potential for the district to

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Corwin. (n.d.) What is teacher clarity? Available at https://us.corwin.com/en-us/nam/what-is-teacher-clarity. Office of Educational Technology. (n.d.). Why use openly licensed educational resources? Available at https://tech.ed.gov/open.


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