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The Burlington Public Schools EdTech Team has hosted the Massachusetts Digital Publication Collaborative for the past two years in an effort to provide educators from around New England with support for curating and creating digital content. Our team believes that educators must work together to build powerful digital curriculum materials and resources that can be shared and edited by anyone across the country. We hope to break down the isolation of educational content creation and provide educators with the skills needed to build digital content as well as the time to collaborate with each other.

Please join us for #MADPC 2013 at Marshall Simonds Middle School in Burlington, MA. The FREE event will feature curation and collaboration time for educators, professional development sessions, application demonstrations, and prizes. 

Check out the #MADPC event site for more details.

Event Location: Marshall Simonds Middle School 114 Winn Street Burlington, MA 01803 
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Thursday, June 27 • 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Open Educational Resources (OER) 101

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Over the course of educational timelines, the textbook has reigned as the authority in content delivery. The textbook's reign has gone unmatched for many years, but its pedestal is beginning to wobble. This is not to say that credible information is no longer in bound books, rather that credible information options have taken on many new forms.

Over the past two years, Andy Marcinek has been working with the teachers in Burlington Public Schools to transition from the popular textbook towards Open Educational Resources, or OER. One of the leading benefits of OER options is that they are free and open to educators. That in itself is a reason to inquire. The information has been vetted for credibility and some of it is derived from some of the world's top colleges and universities.

This session will introduce attendees to OER outlets and provide a primer for using them in your classroom. 

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Andrew Marcinek

Chief Information Officer, Worcester Academy
Andrew Marcinek is currently the Chief Information Officer at Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA. Most recently, Andrew was the first Chief Open Education Advisor for the US Department of Education. As Open Education Advisor at the U.S. Department of Education, Andrew focused on expanding and accelerating the adoption of open education policies within the Department, encouraged the expansion of such policies across the federal government and... Read More →

Thursday June 27, 2013 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Library Learning Commons Second Floor

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