May 11, 2020
In this episode, Kristina interviews Dr. Brittan Wilson who is the Science Department Chair and science teacher at Liberty North High School in Liberty Public Schools, just outside of Kansas City, Missouri. Brittan has taught almost every science course there is and has a deep level of expertise and experience in the secondary classroom. Several years ago when her team was given the choice of new curriculum, they opted to go with OER and supplement the resources with more tools that got students “being scientists” instead of just reading about it. Her love of science and the work she does is evident in this interview and it’s one of the main reasons I wanted to hear directly from a teacher using OER.
Kristina's main takeaway from this conversation is the ways in which OER has changed Brittan as a practitioner and where she sees her role as a facilitator of learning and now gets to share and pay it forward to her own students, and other educators everywhere.