Nebraska Instructional Materials Collaborative

Because materials matter for all Nebraska students.

Implementing Culturally Responsive ELA Instructional Materials – Learning from Open Up Resources

Wednesday, February 5th at 4:30 p.m. CST (3:30 p.m. MST)

What does cultural responsiveness look like within high-quality instructional materials? This webinar highlights the approach taken by Open Up Resources to design instructional materials with equity in mind. EL Education Language Arts (K-8), a content-based curriculum with a student-centered approach, provides teachers with embedded supports to meet all learners’ needs. Bookworms Reading & Writing (K-5), a high-volume, high-interest approach to literacy, is driven by research and designed to help students develop a love for reading by exposing them to all kinds of texts. In this webinar, we’ll highlight how both curricula embed equitable and culturally responsive teaching practices in their philosophy and structure.


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Introducing PhD Science – Elementary Science Materials from Great Minds

Tuesday, February 18th at 4:30 p.m. CST (3:30 p.m. MST)

Nebraska’s College and Career Ready Standards call for a significant shift in how educators approach science teaching. PhD Science are the science instructional materials written after The Framework for K–12 Education was established, and it’s designed to help teachers create a three-dimensional teaching and learning science environment.


PhD Science inspires students to wonder about the world and empowers them to make sense of it. They examine authentic real-world phenomena through observation, questioning, modeling, investigation, and evidence-based argumentation, building knowledge of core science topics and a scientific understanding of how the world works.


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