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Instructional Materials Toolkit Resources

The following resources have been created as a toolkit for districts to reference when navigating instructional materials adoptions. Updated resources will be added to this page periodically. If you have questions related to instructional materials, please email ODE’s Instructional Materials Coordinator Aujalee Moore.

Oregon Department of Education hosted a professional learning session about instructional materials adoptions on February 10, 2021. The webinar includes a summary of the state-agency level adoption processes (including independent adoptions) and updates on the World Languages, English Language Arts & Literacy, and English Language Proficiency adoptions.

​​EdReports
​​EdReports.org is an independent nonprofit committed to ensuring all students have access to high-quality instructional materials. EdReports publishes free reviews of K–12 instructional materials, using an educator led approach that measures standards alignment, usability, and other quality criteria.

SETDA’s Digital Instructional Materials webpage
This online database provides state and territory policies and practices related to the acquisition and implementation of digital instructional materials in K-12 education.

State Instructional Materials Review Association (SIMRA) Resources
SIMRA is dedicated to the process of thorough and ongoing review of instructional materials that assures alignment of content to state standards, accessibility for use by all students, and quality pedagogy as determined by established criteria. SIMRA has compiled useful information and templates for instructional materials evaluation.  

Webinars

Adopting Materials Through an Equity-Focused Lens: Why Materials Matter
This EdReports webinar that dives into recent studies signaling the urgent need to provide every student and teacher with high-quality curricula.

Adopting Materials Through an Equity-Focused Lens: Designing an Instructional Lens ​​​
In this EdReports​ webinar, you will hear from district leaders on creating an instructional vision, and how this work has impacted their materials adoption process. ​​

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