Some of the lessons learned in using OER materials:
Teachers can access OER at school and at home through a Learning Management System
Teachers can easily differentiate instruction for students.by accessing online exit tickets, homework, sprints, and fluencies.
Developed newsletters and videos for the community to explain how to effectively use the OER math curriculum, homework, and supporting materials.
Lack of available technology (devices) in the classroom for all students to have access to the digital version of the OER. Students in Spokane schools are currently in a 1:2 to 1:4 student to computer (device) learning environment.
Printing costs can be reduced by deciding what parts of the modules to print for teachers and students
Adequate training and support for teachers is critical as they make the transition from using textbooks in instructional practice to using OER effectively.