Texas is planning to open its open syllabi to the public this fall, a move that could make it the first state to do so.
As Texas prepares to launch its new open textbooks, design, and construction programs, Texas State University has begun designing a new syllabus to be used by students and teachers.
Texas State President George Fox is also considering the creation of a free online library that will allow students to access textbooks in multiple languages and other materials that can be downloaded through their mobile devices.
The syllabus was developed by Texas State and will be part of the Texas Statewide Open Materials Initiative.
It will be used for all public-school classes, but will also be used to teach Spanish, math, science, history and more.
The new open materials initiative will allow Texas schools to teach English, mathematics, science and more without the need for textbooks.
The initiative will also allow teachers to create their own syllabi, with all of the materials already available online, according to Fox.
The open materials initiatives will be a partnership between Texas State, the Texas Association of Educators and the Texas Department of Education.
The Texas Association for Educators is a national advocacy organization for public education and supports educational reforms that are aligned with students’ interests.
The Department of Educations is the state agency that oversees educational standards, curriculum development, and testing.
It is the official accrediting agency for the Texas Education Agency, which administers public education in Texas.