In 2016 Northwest Public Schools was the first Nebraska District to commit to #GoOpen in one grade and subject area. NWPS has joined various states and school districts across the country committing to transitioning to the use of high-quality, openly-licensed educational resources in their schools. Openly-licensed educational resources are learning materials that can be used for teaching, learning, and assessment. They can be modified and redistributed without violating copyright laws. Openly-licensed educational resources have potential to increase equitable access to high-quality education opportunities in the United States.
With the implementation of #GoOpen NWPS aims to facilitate the creation and curation of an open ecosystem of digital resources that can increase equity and empower teachers. We are proud to share our journey and resources as we continue to transition to utilizing openly licensed resources in various subject areas.