The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released a new toolkit to help position school librarians in efforts to create and curate open educational resources (OER) that will extend their role as leaders within their schools. The OER Toolkit is freely available.
The toolkit was developed to help school librarians who are grappling with how to translate the OER movement to K–12 educational settings. Its goal is to help school librarians understand the process of curating and creating OER for their school, district, and/or state.
[Clip]The toolkit is organized using the Domains and Shared Foundations of AASL’s “National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries” so users can clearly identify potential roles, responsibilities, and opportunities.
The use of personas in the toolkit will help users understand how school librarians can interact and collaborate with educators, administrators, and other stakeholders to achieve their district’s OER implementation goals.
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