Open Up Resources (OUR), a nonprofit whose mission is to increase equity in education, and Kiddom, whose platform helps educators bring open curriculum to life by connecting curriculum to instruction and assessment, are now partnering to offer free access to top-rated Open Up Resources 6-8 math curriculum within Kiddom’s digital platform to support distance learning initiatives.
Now through August 1, 2020, schools and districts will be able to freely access OUR’s 6-8 Math curriculum within Kiddom. This allows teachers to utilize OUR’s high-quality core digital curriculum on a platform that allows them to share assignments digitally, communicate with students, and deliver personalized feedback on submissions.
Additional resources include The No-Nonsense Distance Learning Resource Guide, weekly webinars to support teachers and districts, ongoing articles and professional learning materials to aid with distance learning, and peer-to-peer communications with OUR’s 6-8 Math community.
“Learning can’t wait. It was important that we move urgently with our partners at Kiddom to pair the highest quality curriculum with their intuitive digital platform and make that accessible so teachers and school districts can successfully expand their distance learning capabilities,” said Jessica Reid Sliwerski, CEO of Open Up Resources. “We also need to better understand teachers’ needs for effective distance learning now in time for the fall. By providing these fundamental services at no cost this summer, we hope to improve equity and help students, teachers, and districts learn and succeed in this new era.”
“COVID-19 has caused many school districts to rapidly set up emergency distance learning programs. At Kiddom, we are committed to helping teachers and learners succeed. We believe the availability of digital high-quality core curriculum, via our partnership with Open Up Resources, can help educators ensure quality and consistency during this rapid transition.” -Abbas Manjee, Chief Academic Officer at Kiddom.
ABOUT OPEN UP RESOURCES:
Open Up Resources is a 501(c)(3) that exists to increase equity in education by making the highest quality curriculum freely accessible to educators and providing implementation supports to the broadest number of teachers, empowering them to effectively and sustainably improve student outcomes in pre-K-12 English Language Arts and Mathematics. To learn more about Open Up Resources’ mission and work, click here.
Kiddom takes schools and districts into the future of digital teaching and learning to meet the needs of every learner. Kiddom’s education platform connects curriculum, instruction, and assessment all in one place. Headquartered in San Francisco with an office in New York City, Kiddom is a team of passionate educators, designers, and developers building technology to enable all teachers and learners to unlock their full potential. To learn more, visit www.kiddom.co.