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Monday, December 2 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
'eSourcing' your Curriculum: The story of one district’s success using an open source curriculum

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Following the 2011 tornado that destroyed five of Joplin's schools, the district established a textbook-free 1:1 program where teachers learned to use open educational resources (eSources) to transform their learning environments. eSourcing (or open sourcing) your curriculum allows for freedom to differentiate instruction, use current events as teaching tools, provides instruction that is deeper, richer, more personal and meaningful, and can also help your district financially. Participants will hear the story of this district's success using an open source curriculum, including the points of view from teachers, administrators, and students, and will demonstrate the process to take when moving toward a digital curriculum without textbooks.

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Justin Crawford

21st Century Instructional Coach, Joplin R-8 Schools
I’m an instructional coach by day, aspiring musician by night. I live in the Midwest, have a great dog named Jack, he has his own facebook account! I love ALL kinds of music, and love to perform on stage every chance I get, even if it is just Karaoke. I like techy things and... Read More →
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Klista Rader

Director of Information and Implementation Technology, Joplin Schools
In addition to her current role at Joplin Schools, Klista Rader has spent four years as Joplin’s Technology Integration Coordinator, overseeing the high school 1:1 initiative and training teachers in the eMINTS, eTEC, and TLA programs. For six years prior to that, she taught fourth... Read More →

Monday December 2, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Imperial Ballroom B

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