Athens City Schools

Open Educational Resources

A COMMUNITY CONNECTED BY EDUCATION.

Welcome to Athens City Schools OER. OER stands for Open Educational Resources. Traditional textbooks come with inherent challenges such as unnecessary cost and a lack of standards alignment. As a result, school systems across the U.S. are beginning to build their own textbooks and curriculum. This process involves teams of teachers curating resources or building course/content units. Once resources are curated and courses or units are created, they go through a vetting process using a rubric to ensure proper alignment to standards and alignment with elements of a high quality unit. Then units, courses, and curated resources are shared openly online using a Creative Commons Copyright License that allows other teachers the right to retain, reuse, revise, remix, and/or redistribute our work.

what are students creating in our schools?

Teachers in each of our eight schools design and facilitate innovative opportunities for student learning.

Click on the Showcase Gallery to view products of our students' learning experiences.