Webinar Playback Now Available For Discussing the Round One Units Launch with OpenSciEd Executive Director, Jim Ryan!

NSELA and OpenSciEd Excutive Director, Jim Ryan presented Discussing the Round One Units Launch Originally hosted on August 29, 2019, video playback is now available for the public!

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Webinar Description:

  • OpenSciEd was launched to improve the supply of and demand for high-quality, open-source, science instructional materials, while supporting the implementation of the NGSS.
  • The goals of OpenSciEd are to ensure any science teacher, anywhere, can access and download freely available, high quality, locally adaptable full-course materials.
  • This month OpenSciEd released its initial units.  Jim Ryan will discuss these publicly available materials, the OpenSciEd project and development process, along with timeline to a full middle grades program.


James Ryan, OpenSciEd Executive Director

Mr. Ryan has worked in a variety of capacities to improve STEM education for all students. He was a high school mathematics teacher and site administrator for ten years. He worked as an analyst, programmer, and team lead for Apple Computers, and then served in several leadership roles at Key Curriculum Press, a leading publisher of mathematics and science tools and curricula. In his work at Key he was Vice President of Professional Development and Marketing teams and led the creation of a new division focused on supporting the implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Prior to his current role, STEM Executive Director for San Francisco Unified School District where he oversaw the development and implementation of core curricula in math and science as well as the computer science for all initiative in SFUSD.

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