Our teachers are better than any piece of technology, and certainly better than any textbook that we can buy. We need to do more to tap into this valuable classroom resource. If we can harness this teacher expertise, our students certainly will benefit.
Teachers who curate and cultivate a variety of Open Educational Resources — both digital and in print — give their students the best real-time educational opportunities. Open Educational Resources give teachers a way to design curriculum that is interactive, relevant and updatable. There is positive power in teacher control over curriculum. Teachers working with their peers, instructional coaches, and in curricular teams allow for the best student-centered lessons.
Matthew Miller is superintendent of Mentor Public Schools near Cleveland. He was selected as one of 100 superintendents to attend the #FutureReady National ConnectED Superintendents Summit at the White House. In 2016, Miller was named as one of NSBA’s Top 20 to Watch Educational Leaders in the Nation. Follow him on Twitter.
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