Get Started with Open Educational Resources

Course Description:

Educators are using more digital resources than ever before, and for many, textbooks aren’t currently an option. This open educational resources-focused course will teach you how to find high-quality resources and understand how to use them effectively. Plus, you’ll become a pro at leveraging digital curricular resources to make them your own.

Along the way, you’ll also learn how to best make the case for adopting and adapting appropriate OER to your colleagues and administrators.

This is a 15-hour, self-paced course with ongoing instructor support.

Course Dates:

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Who It's For:

  • Teachers (PK-12, any subject)
  • Tech Coaches / Tech Coordinators / Tech Specialists
  • Instructional Technology Coaches
  • Directors of Instructional Technology
  • Any educator seeking to integrate open educational resources into their classrooms

Course Details:

  • Course Length: 15 hours
  • Cost: $186 Member / $249 Non-member
  • Course Style: asynchronous with instructor





ISTE U courses are graduate-level credit eligible from Dominican University of California. Find out more about eligibility for graduate-level credit, fees and next steps for this course here




Heather Callihan
Instructor: Heather Callihan

Heather Callihan is the Technology Integration Specialist for Northwest Public Schools in Grand Island, NE. She is the NETA Board past president (@YourNETA), Common Sense Certified Educator and Ambassador, and the team lead for her district’s #GoOpen initiative.

Heather has a passion for integrating technology in education. She believes that learning needs to be visible and students need to master skills involving Collaboration, Creation, Communication and Critical Thinking. She is passionate about sharing the importance of contributing to digital communities and the impact of digital leadership with students and adults. She loves learning and building her professional learning network with others.