Werklund School of Education

Teachable Subject Areas

Early Childhood Education

Child Development and Early Childhood Education

From the ASCCC OER Initiative (Academic Senate for California Community Colleges).

Licence: CC BY-NC

Child, Family, and Community – Spring 2021 version

This textbook is a presentation of how and why children grow, develop, and learn including how we change physically over time from conception through adolescence. It has been shared via Google Drive. Other versions and formats of this resource are available.

Licence: CC BY

ECE Textbook Collection (English and Spanish)

Licence: CC BY

EDU 109 – Music for the Young Child

From Hostos Community College, this book takes a holistic approach to the study of music, drawing from diverse fields such as music education, ethnomusicology, sociology, and cognitive sciences. The book takes into account many different perspectives on a child’s development rather than approaching it by focusing on only one subject.

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA

The ELC – An Early Childhood Learning Community at Work

The ELC professional development model was designed to improve the quality of teacher candidates’ Practicum field placements and align teaching in field placements with Learning Standards used in the teacher education program.

Licence: CC BY-NC

Infant and Toddler Education and Care

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA

Introduction to Careers in Child Development

This book contains academic and career information in the field of early childhood education and child development. It can be used as a textbook for child development and related courses.

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA

Introduction to Childhood Studies

Introduction to key concepts in the study of childhood from multidisciplinary perspectives. It examines the historical and socio-cultural constructions of “the child” and childhood, exploring topics such as child development, cultural notions of adolescence, children as social agents, children’s rights and challenges facing children in both local and global contexts.

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA

Introduction to Curriculum for Early Childhood Education

Learn how to effectively plan curriculum for young children.

Licence: CC BY

Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Education

This text focuses on the appropriate use of a variety of assessment and observation strategies to document child development and behaviour. Child observations will be conducted and analyzed.

Licence: CC BY 4.0

Parenting and Family Diversity Issues

This book has been created for students and all individuals who work with children and families (e.g., educators, parents, caregivers, direct support workers, etc.) in diverse contexts.  It is imperative to understand how and what factors may influence child outcomes across the lifespan. Therefore, key concepts related to parenting, child-rearing, care-giving, and parenting education are outlined in this textbook to provide historical, theoretical, and practical perspectives across vast settings and developmental domains.

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA

The Role of Equity and Diversity on Early Childhood Education

A textbook that discusses equity and diversity in the context of early childhood education. More information and other versions of this open textbook are available.

Licence: CC BY

Summary of Open Educational Resources in Early Childhood Education

This is a Google Doc Handout of curated early childhood education OER by Jennifer Paris at College of the Canyons.

Licence: CC BY 4.0

English Language Arts

Arts Integration in Elementary Curriculum: 2nd Edition

This textbook covers arts integration, music, visual arts, literary arts, performing arts, and physical education and movement.

Includes: Suggested activities and technology, sample lesson plans, lecture slides

English Language Learners

Sharing Our Knowledge: Best Practices for Supporting English Language Learners in Schools

This textbook was developed from final essays written by mostly graduate and some undergraduate students enrolled in an EAL course at the University of Saskatchewan. Reviews are available via Open Textbook Library.

Includes: Glossary

Fine Arts

Arts Integration in Elementary Curriculum: 2nd Edition

This textbook covers arts integration, music, visual arts, literary arts, performing arts, and physical education and movement.

Includes: Suggested activities and technology, sample lesson plans, lecture slides

Web of Performance: An Ensemble Workbook

The field of performance studies involves much more than actors on a stage. It is based on the idea that nearly everything we do is related to performing. We’ve called this book The Web of Performance because, like a spider’s web, performance connects at multiple points to everything around it. This workbook has been designed and written for students in high school and university who may be interested in how performance works. The chapters cover broad topics drawn from the field of performance studies, an academic field developed out of theatre studies, anthropology, sociology and cultural studies in the 1980s and 1990s. Web of Performance covers key topics in performance studies: Performance as a form of Play, Ritual, Healing, Education, Power, Identity and Everyday Life. Each of these topics works like a web, inviting students to explore in multiple directions, across many threads.

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

French

Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning – Materials

The Center for Open Educational Resources & Language Learning (COERLL) is a National Foreign Language Resource Center funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The overall mission of these federally-funded centers is to improve the teaching and learning of foreign languages by producing resources (materials and best practices) that can be profitably employed in a variety of settings. COERLL’s work is organized around seven basic areas: Applied linguistic research, Teaching materials Language assessment, Teacher development, Less commonly taught languages, K-12 initiatives, and Outreach and dissemination. Languages covered include Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Licence: Various CC Licences

Global Digital Library

The goal of the Global Book Alliance is therefore to provide access to free, high-quality, early grade reading resources in languages that children use and understand. As a flagship activity within the Global Book Alliance, the Global Digital Library (GDL) has been developed to increase the availability of high-quality reading resources in underserved languages worldwide.

Licence: Various CC licences

StoryWeaver

A digital repository of multilingual stories for children from Pratham Books so every child can have access to an endless stream of stories in her mother tongue to read and enjoy.

Licence: Various CC licences

Mathematics

EDU 111 – Teaching Math & Science to Young Children

This is an online Library Guide compiled by Sherese Mitchell at Hostos Community College.

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers

This book from the University of Hawaii is used to teach math for education students. This book aims to help readers understand elementary mathematics more deeply, gain facility with creating and using mathematical notation, develop a habit of looking for reasons and creating mathematical explanations, and become more comfortable exploring unfamiliar mathematical situations.Reviews are available through the Open Textbook Library.

Includes: Activities, examples, and problems bank

Licence: CC BY-SA 4.0

Teaching Math for Emergent Bilinguals: Building on Culture, Language, and Identity

This interactive book from Iowa State University emphasizes using students’ language and culture as a resource in the math classroom. It is reviewed at the Open Textbook Library.

Includes: Pre- and post-reading questions, interactive activities

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Physical Education

Arts Integration in Elementary Curriculum: 2nd Edition

This textbook covers arts integration, music, visual arts, literary arts, performing arts, and physical education and movement.

Includes: Suggested activities and technology, sample lesson plans, lecture slides

Science

Astronomy for Educators

This book provides new and accomplished K-12 instructors with concepts and projects for low-cost, high-impact STEM classroom instruction that is built around the National Academies National Research Council’s K-12 Framework for Science Education.

Licence: CC BY-SA

Climate Science for the Classroom

These materials were developed by a group of graduate students at the University of Washington. Each chapter focuses on a different current climate change topic, strong emphasis on using data to explore global, regional, and societal issues. An archive of climate-science focused labs and games for middle and high school teachers and their students.  Includes links to blog posts written by graduate student lesson developers that point to expertise from education scientists and K-12 educators that contributed to development of the lessons.

Includes: Modules, games, labs

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA

EDU 111 – Teaching Math & Science to Young Children

This is an online Library Guide compiled by Sherese Mitchell at Hostos Community College.

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Elementary Earth and Space Science Methods

This book is designed to help science teachers better understand science and feel confident in teaching this topic. This book is divided into five parts: Physics, Space Science, Earth Science, Climate Science, Course Materials and Pedagogy. Each part is broken down into smaller chapters which include: written explanations, video links, glossary terms, key takeaways, and practice quizzes. Reviews are available through the Open Textbook Library.

Includes: Vocabulary, reflections, lesson plans

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA

Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science, Book 1 and Book 2

From the description, these books are “far more than a set of research papers or curriculum studies. The project outputs include both, but they are incorporated into a theoretical structure that can provide the methodological basis for future efforts that attempt to develop culturally responsive Indigenous Science curricula in home places.” There is a focus on Northwestern North America. Reviews can be found on the Campus Manitoba website.

Includes: Appendices, examples, selected resources

Second Languages

Global Digital Library

The goal of the Global Book Alliance is therefore to provide access to free, high-quality, early grade reading resources in languages that children use and understand. As a flagship activity within the Global Book Alliance, the Global Digital Library (GDL) has been developed to increase the availability of high-quality reading resources in underserved languages worldwide.

Licence: Various CC licences

StoryWeaver

A digital repository of multilingual stories for children from Pratham Books so every child can have access to an endless stream of stories in her mother tongue to read and enjoy.

Licence: Various CC licences

Social Studies

No suggested OER at this time.


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