5th Annual #GoOpen Online Summit LIVE on 4/2/20

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The Classroom of the Future Foundation (CFF) and the San Diego County Office of Education  (SDCOE) Innovation division present the Fifth Annual #GoOpen Online Summit LIVE on Thursday, April 2nd from 8:00am – 4:00pm. This summit is a virtual opportunity for the education and business community to learn more about Open Educational Resources (OER) and the U.S. Department of Education’s #GoOpen Initiative.


OER are educational materials that can be legally and freely used, copied, adapted and shared. They can increase equity because they can be freely accessed by all students. OER are also high quality, keep content relevant, and save money compared to traditional textbooks.

This summit is provided as a service for educators who are hoping to enhance their current programs and use OER to create meaningful lessons for students. We understand that all districts and schools will need to evaluate how online resources are used with their students to ensure equity and access of the content. The #GoOpen summit is intended for district teams committed to to making a scalable transition to openly licensed educational resources, teachers, media techs, librarians, and anyone else who is interested.

At the #GoOpen Summit, attendees will:

  • Learn more about #GoOpen effort and how to implement it in their district
  • How to survive being thrust into online content delivery
  • Explore systems created to assist educators with the use of OER
  • Learn ways to support students using distance learning
  • Have the opportunity to participate and purchase units from USD (Details are being worked out and will be forthcoming)

You see can see the full schedule of online sessions here. Some sessions are designed to give educators ideas and solutions that will help them work through the uncertainties of providing learning opportunities during the current COVID 19 crisis.


Back by popular demand….Kristina Ishmael, a K-18 open education specialist from New America, leading school districts and educators through the transition to open education resources to transform teaching and learning.

After her work in the classroom and at the state department of education, she found herself in the nation’s capital working on education policy around instructional materials in the perfect culmination of her commitment to removing roadblocks for student access to resources and providing professional learning for educators.

Her keynote session will begin at 8:00am.


CFF will present a breakout session at 1:00pm. Our session will introduce participants to a unique, integrated cyber career exploration curriculum that was built using Open Educational Resources (OER) and deployed to more than 400+ underserved San Diego County public school elementary, middle, and high school students, in partnership with local industry leaders. Look for the ZOOM link for our session on the day of the summit here. We hope to see you there!


The 5th Annual #GoOpen Online Summit LIVE would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Special thanks to:

Mission Partners

  • SeaWorld
  • Jack in the Box
  • SDG&E
  • USS Midway Museum
  • Cox Communications
  • North Island Credit Union

Silver Sponsors

  • Capital One
  • Lexia Learning

Bronze Sponsors

  • Mission Federal Credit Union
  • zSpace
  • Promethean
  • Wonder Workshop

Presenting Sponsors

  • Sanford Harmony and Sanford Inspire
  • XanEdu
  • Nearpod

We hope to see you at the 5th Annual #GoOpen Online Summit LIVE next month!

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