Welcome to this weeklong discussion about how to improve awareness of and access to OERs (Open Education Resources) for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) instruction. OERs are digital teaching and learning materials of all types, including text, videos, games, and assessments that are freely available and adaptable for use in any educational setting for all types of learners.
On Tuesday, October 30th, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and Thirteen will jointly present a free webinar at 4 PM ET and 7 PM ET. This webinar will provide instructors with instructional strategies, support for engaging students in problem solving, reasoning and sense making and the best part is that this material aligns to Common Core Standards.
We will introduce “TV411 What’s Cooking?”, a web-based cooking show that embeds basic science and math concepts in nutritious recipes. We will also discuss strategies for integrating these materials into the adult education classroom. The videos and accompanying web lessons are designed for a pre-GED/GED audience and are available for free on TV411.org.