Dive into OER Vetting Resources

WELCOME TO DIVE INTO OER Vetting resources

Educators are getting started with Open Educational Resources, called OER. To provide support, the REMC Association is offering “Dive into OER” with the goal of building a statewide network of advocates and facilitators to train peers. These individuals will learn about OER and the #GoOpen Michigan website during a two-day workshop, and then share this information within their school communities.


Dive into OER Vetting Resources is a two-day workshop. Participants will explore and vet Open Educational Resources using the Achieve rubric on the #GoOpenMichigan site. Participants will receive hands-on training to use the different elements of the rubric when evaluating OERs, as well as being able to provide educator feedback on the #GoOpen Michigan site. Stipends ($150) will be offered to educators who complete all of the required workshop elements. 10 SCECHs are also available upon completion of the workshop. Participants should bring their own wifi-capable device.


Some prior knowledge of OERs is required. Participants will be asked about this when they register. To build basic OER understanding or for a quick refresher, EduPaths offers a free 30-minute OER online course. Users need to create an account and login to take the course.


The one-day Dive into OER Vetting Resources workshop is free and offers 10 free SCECHs.  

December 5 & 6 | 9:00 am - 3:30 pm   
Gratiot-Isabella RESD (REMC 5)
1131 E. Center Street Ithaca, MI 48847 (Map)

Ready to sign up as a participant? Online registration is available here

Free Virtual Courses: Open Educational Resources

Enroll in free REMC Virtual Courses to learn more about Open Education Resources (OER). Four OER-related courses are available. Each course is open for three weeks and consists of two (2) one-hour “live” webinars that are recorded, available viewing later and eight (8) hours of resource review, assessment developments and written reflection. These courses are open to all Michigan school staff; there are no registration or SCECH fees. Each course offers 10 SCECHs.

  • OER to Support Early Literacy
  • OER to Support Competency-Based Education (CBE)
  • OER: Student-Designed OER for 21st Century Learning
  • OER: The What, Why and How of Open Educational Resources