Common Core Open Educational Resources and Websites & Google Classroom

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Thursday, September 28 | 6:00 p.m. Central

A major challenge to Common Core implementation is the shortage of new and proficient standard-aligned material. As districts face the necessity of purchasing new instructional materials aligned to the CCSS, open educational resources (OER) has become crucial. OER has become a central model for the development and dissemination of free online content. The digital libraries of OER has increased significantly, providing schools and teachers with standards-based materials for developing CCSS curriculum. A variety of Common Core OER websites will be demonstrated to attendees and how they can be applied in Google Classroom. They will learn how to search, filter, and assign exercises and formative assessments to students in Google Classroom.  

Learning Outcomes

Attendees will be able to:

  1. Explore a variety of Common Core open educational resource websites  
  2. Assign Common Core exercises and formative assessments to students in Google Classroom

  3. Learn how to turn-key the session to their school districts

Who Should Attend

School library professionals and those interested in the topic.


Krista Welz

Krista Welz is a Library Media Specialist in North Bergen High School. She has been the school's Media Specialist for three years, improving the average circulation of books by 97%. Being a lifelong resident of her town, she also worked for the town's public library for seven years as the Children’s Librarian. She is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and co-founder of Edcamp Urban.

This year, she has been awarded North Bergen High School's Educational Services Professional of the Year and Library Journal's 2017 Mover & Shaker Educator. In March 2017, she was awarded as a Tech Troubadour Social Media Superstar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL).

Krista is currently a doctoral student in the Educational Technology Leadership Program at New Jersey City University. She specializes in technology integration in schools and libraries. She is a graphic, web & game designer. Krista is currently working on a library consortium mobile app and plans to design a library-based time management mobile game.

Krista provides technological Professional Development for teachers in the North Bergen School District. She also reviews literature and apps for School Library Journal. Krista is a New Jersey Makers Day Board Member and serves on the Mackin TYSL Advocacy Board. She has won her high school's Media Center several grants, including YALSA book giveaways and James Patterson/Scholastic Reading Club's Save School Libraries grant. To learn more about Krista and her work follow her on Twitter @kristawelz or contact her here.



Attendance during the live webinar is free and open to all. A seat in the webinar is reserved for the first 100 logins.

Access to the webinar archive is available to AASL members and AASL eCOLLAB subscribers.

How to Register

Register via AdobeConnect. At the time of the webinar, log in via the event login page.

Tech Requirements

Internet connection and web browser.


A certificate of participation will be provided to attendees of the live webinar by request. To request a certificate of participation after the webinar, please email Jennifer Habley. email icon Certificates will be sent as PDFs via email within one week of the webinar.


Jennifer Habley email icon
AASL Manager, Web Communications