An Open Educational Resource that can be Modified as Needed
OpenSciEd instructional materials are an Open Educational Resource with the explicit goal of supporting the adaptation and customization of the program for different goals and circumstances. Teacher materials include guidance on possible modification to the units, the implications of potential changes, and the rationale behind the sequence and design of activities that will allow others to adapt, modify, and customize the materials in a way that still achieves the goals of the program. Teacher materials also provide educators with information about pacing, including when activities can be compressed or extended. Information on which learning goals are emphasized at key parts of the materials will allow educators to make decisions about supplementing materials or customizing those materials for a particular student audience.