This talk outlines our findings both within individual states and across US state borders. We review the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Initiative’s origins, key stakeholders and implementation model, finding that the CCSS have indeed spurred development of both open educational resources and open educational practices at the state level. A review of current state-based OER policies and practices is provided, along with an overview of relevant implementation guides and content repositories.
Included is a profile of the new K-12 OER Collaborative, an eleven-state consortium which seeks to create a comprehensive OER curriculum in mathematics and English Language Arts, aligned with the CCSS. Its goal: to offer additional choice to local education agencies, reduce expenditures, and provide higher quality digital educational content.