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TEA Open Education Resources (OER) Instructional Materials Questions

13. What are the Open Education Resources (OER) instructional materials?
TEA provides districts and educators with direct access to an optional set of high-quality instructional materials (HQIM) designed especially for Texas.
Two types of materials are available to districts:

  • Core products: full sets of materials designed to address the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in a grade level/band
  • Supplemental products: materials are designed to complement enrich or extend support the TEKS in a particular subject and grade band

Open education resource instructional material means teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that allows for free use, reuse, modification, and sharing with others, including full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge (as defined by Texas Education Code)

Open education resources (OER) are state-developed materials that are openly available to Texas school districts and educators. Prior to publication, materials go through a rigorous third-party review that includes multiple focus groups of Texas educators. Review criteria include TEKS alignment, support for all learners, progress monitoring, implementation supports, and more.

 

14. How do I learn more about Eureka TEKS Math Edition and Carnegie Learning Texas Math Solution?
For Eureka Math TEKS Edition ( K-5) information, see the TEA website Eureka Math TEKS Edition | Texas Education Agency

For Carnegie Learning Texas Math Solution (6-8, Algebra I & II, Geometry) information, see the TEA website Carnegie Learning Texas Math Solution | Texas Education Agency

 

15. How were the OER materials developed? Were they designed around any standards or guidelines?
TEA contracted with select publishing companies to develop Texas-based instructional materials to address the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills in a grade level/course. A team of TEA OER members work with the staff of Eureka Math TEKS Edition and Carnegie Learning Texas Math Solution to ensure continuous delivery of high-quality instructional materials. TCMPC TCR staff will update the associated curriculum support resources with the release of new OER editions.

 

16. If a district has feedback, revisions, suggestions, and/or needs assistance with Eureka Math TEKS Edition and/or Carnegie Learning Texas Math Solution, who do they contact?

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