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  1. Introduction & Overview

  2. Textbooks today are rigid, monolithic, heavy, one or few people’s vision, often outdated, policy drivers…………..And “A costly Business”

  3. Scanned Books Often Outdated Cannot be mixed & repurposed One or few people’s vision

  4. teaching, learning & research resources licensed for free use or re-purposing “to break down the barriers –whether legal, technical or cultural –between different collections of open educational content” -CCLearn

  5. CK-12 Mission Create a collaborative online environment that produces free and open educational content that can be customized for each student as well as aligned with curriculum guidelines

  6. About CK-12 • Not-for-Profit 501 (c) Organization • Funded through Private Family Foundation • 26 Team Members • 60+ Freelance Authors & Reviewers

  7. Staff • Senior Math Editor – In house • Senior Science Editor – In house • Standards Alignment Specialist – In house • Domain Experts for each domain ~ 10+ • Authors – 80 – 100 – all contractors • Reviewers – all practicing teachers – minimum 6 for each book

  8. Our writers come from • AAAS – American Association for the Advancement of Science • California Science Teachers Association • National Science Teachers Association • National Earth Science Teachers • National Association of Science Writers • California Science Association • The Exploratorium in San Francisco • Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators • NCTM – National Council of Teacher of Mathematics • American Mathematical Society: Employment Information in the Mathematical Sciences • National Council of Supervisors of Math • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development • Mathematics for American Institutes for Research • Mathforum.org • Edjoin • Edupreneurs

  9. FlexBooks Fits Student’s Needs Adaptable for Teacher’s Requirements Easy to Create Free in Cost Up To Date – Modular – Collective Wisdom

  10. The Flexible Options 1. Print content athome or at school 2. Print and bind books with a professional vendor 3. A design toenhance bound books 5. Flexbook subjectdividers 4. A Flexbook 3 ring Binder

  11. Flexbooks Examples

  12. CK-12 Printed/Online FlexBooks CK-12 books are: • Free online or printed at cost • Filtered for State Standards • Assembled from content modules • Localized content through open authoring • Customizable for learning style, learning level • Licensed under “Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike”

  13. Editorial Process – CK-12 Domain Experts Content Quality Assurance • Lesson objectives defined and standards covered • Engaging graphics • Broad sample of review questions (Beginning, Intermediate, and Challenging levels) • Points to consider • Glossary, bibliography, resources… • Mathematical and scientific accuracy • Readability, real-life application, all ethnic representation

  14. Alignment to CA Standards • Initial outline pre-aligned to standards • Lesson objectives defined and standards covered • TOC and series matched to CA State scope and sequence

  15. Licensing & Legal Compliance • Original Contribution – Commissioned Books • Donated Books • Books from OER Environments • Images, Media Objects, Animations from Public Domain • New Collaborative Initiatives

  16. CK-12 FlexBooks Offered • Math Analysis Probability and Statistics (AP)Math Grade 6Math Grade 7Algebra I Geometry Single Variable Calculus Trigonometry Engineering: An Intro for HSNanoSense Student Materials • People's Physics Book Life Science Earth Science Biology I Electricity and Magnetism Optics The Modern Revolution in Physics Conceptual Physics Discover Physics Virtual Chemistry Ver 2.1 Part I

  17. Roadmap • Complete High School & Middle School STEM Books • Align it to CA/NY/FL/TX Curriculum • Subject the Books for Adoption Process • Foster Community to Collaborate on New Books

  18. Partners • Stanford University • Arizona State University • High Tech High, San Diego • WikiMedia Foundation • Commonwealth of Virginia • Washington DC Government • Mid-Continent Research for Education & Learning

  19. ENGINEERING BOOKbyASUSchool of Engineering+School of Education@ testing in classroom stage

  20. Commonwealth of VA2 yr Study by NASAGovernor's Mandate7% Qualified to Teach Nanotech

  21. Virginia/CK-12 Project Source: Andy Jackson Chapter, virginia.ck12.org

  22. Particle Physics Biophysics (Medical Imaging) Quantum Mechanics, Relativity, String TheoryUniversal Gravitation and Astrophysics/CosmologyMotion Sensors to Explore Kinematics, Work and Energy LED's, LCD's, Plasmas, and Other Displays NanoscienceNuclear Energy

  23. Other Projects • DC Schools - “GIS BOOK" • Project Algebra • “Life On Earth” Dr. E. O. Wilson • LAUSD Pilot • High Tech High • ASU Algebra Readiness Pre K - 7– Carole Greenes • From Stargazers to Starships – David Stern • Translation to Spanish • Creating Teachers’ Editions

  24. Adoption in School Districts Pilot Projects Books in Pilots Training & Support

  25. HOW?

  26. FlexBooks SystemSearch functionFlexr for mixing and creating Flexible output

  27. CK-12 Benefits • Provides access to information for all • Open to all for use/re-use, mix and match, and own • Formatted to provide organized/standardized output • Common wisdom approach taps many more contributors vs. a single author • Moving away from tightly controlled product (by whom??) • Many learning objects for different learners according to their own needs , learning style • Sharing of knowledge by all communities • Global reach for all students • One-size-does-not-fit-all benefit

  28. www.ck12.org