Vermont Joins National #GoOpen Initiative

29 February 2016

Barre, VT - Peter Drescher, Education Technology Coordinator for the Vermont Agency of Education, today announced the launch of a new statewide #GoOpen initiative, joining the inaugural group of states across the country committing to support school districts and educators transitioning to the use of high-quality, openly-licensed educational resources in their schools. Vermont will be recognized for its leadership in this arena by the U.S. Department of Education at the #GoOpen Exchange, a gathering of state and district leaders, innovative education technology platform providers, and non-profit organizations working together to share knowledge and experiences to help educators transition to using openly licensed educational resources.

“It’s time we encourage schools in Vermont to begin using and creating Open Education Resources,” say Heather Bouchey, Deputy Director of the Vermont Agency of Education. “This is an opportunity for teachers to access free digital education resources that can be easily incorporated into classroom learning or re-envisioned to support personalized learning here in Vermont. The appropriate use of Open Education Resources is also a lesson in and of itself, demonstrating to students responsible sharing of digital resources.”

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