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The Texas Learning Exchange (TxLx) Open Educational Resources (OER) Library has been developed to support pre-K-12 educators and leaders in Texas. These open materials are licensed by the authors/creators to permit and encourage adoption, improvement and retention. Materials may be in the form of textbooks, multimedia, full courseware and more. Most of the resources featured were released using terms of Creative Commons (CC) Licenses. Resources in the library may include:

  • open textbooks, course materials/modules,
  • ancillary materials, homework assignments, quizzes, test banks,
  • lab activities, games simulations,self-developed educational videos and learning objectives.

This library has been curated with guidance from the steering committee to develop and vet this list against the following criteria:

 

The TxLx Open Educational Resources Library is intended to provide the best options aligned to many of the rubric criteria. The following content areas have been compiled to address instructional needs by subject area and grade. These resources are created by groups of content and teaching experts, including university faculty, district and school specialists, teachers:

 

Science

Sciences

The resources included here are primarily connected to the Next Generation Science Standards. A wide array of science content areas is included, and teachers, students and families can access textbooks, full courses, videos and a variety of supplemental support materials.

English Language Arts

English Language Arts

The resources included here are primarily connected to the National Common Core Standards and will support reading, writing and grammar instruction. Teachers, students and families can access textbooks, full courses, videos and a variety of supplemental support materials.

Math

Maths

The resources included here are primarily connected to the National Common Core Standards. A wide array of maths content areas is included, and teachers, students and families can access textbooks, full courses, videos and a variety of supplemental support materials.

Social Studies/Humanities

Social Studies/Humanities

The resources included here are primarily connected to the National Common Core Standards. A wide array of social studies and humanities content areas are included, and teachers, students and families can access textbooks, full courses, videos and a variety of supplemental support materials.

Other

Other/CTE (Social Emotional, Arts, Elective, Language)

The resources included here are included to help promote whole child teaching and learning. A wide array of career and technical education, elective and social emotional learning resources are included, and teachers, students and families can access textbooks, full courses, videos and a variety of supplemental support materials.

Courses

Open Educational Resources Courses

This compilation of courses provides a wide array of individualized learning opportunities. Participants can connect with others around the world over the duration of their learning, and many courses have optional “credit” toward degrees or certificates for a fee.

Tech Tools

Open Educational Resources Tech

Resources in this category support educators leveraging a variety of tools for asynchronous and synchronous learning.

Search

Open Educational Resources Search

These sites are available to identify and use additional Open Educational Resources sources beyond what has been included in this website. These particular sites include strong vetting protocols.

Fee-Based

Fee-Based Content

Educators might find the need for curriculum and/or resources that are not specifically found in the Open Educational Resources clearing house such as adaptive courseware or a better ability to adapt content. In these cases, fee-based content can fill that need, and this compilation covers a broad range of content areas.

 

Open Educational Resources were released under an open license, granting permission for all users to:

  • retain - users have the right to make, archive, and own copies of the content.
  • reuse - content can be reused in its unaltered form.
  • revise - content can be adapted, adjusted, modified, and altered.
  • remix - original or revised content can be combined with other contents to create new content.
  • redistribute - copies of the content can be shared with others in its original, revised or remixed form.

Submit Your Feedback and Recommendations

These resources have been vetted by the project’s partner organizations using the rubric of qualifications and reviewed by our steering committee. TxLx is not recommending or endorsing any tools, but has made this Open Educational Resources library available to support education leaders in best serving all students. While this list highlights a diverse set of content, we know there are more resources available and would love to hear what resources you’re using. Email info@txlx.org with your suggestions!

English Language Arts

1.0 The Glyfada Method: A Writing Process

School Finance

1st Grade | Science

Effective Teaching

1st Grade | Math

Effective Teaching

28 Days of STEM Activities and STEAM Activities for Kids (Left Brain Craft Brain)

School Finance

2nd Grade | Science

Effective Teaching

2nd Grade | Math

School Finance

3rd Grade | Science

Effective Teaching

3rd Grade | Math

School Finance

4th Grade | Science

Effective Teaching

4th Grade | Math

School Finance

5th Grade | Science

Effective Teaching

5th Grade | Math

Live Sessions - November 12th

TxLx project leaders and steering committee members will be hosting two live sessions on November 12th at 12pm CDT and 1pm CDT to share an overview of the newly released resources.

Register for the Texas Learning Exchange School Instructional Supports Guide & OER Live Session at 12pmCT

Register for the Edtech Leadership Guide live session at 1pmCT