Open educational resources

Dear readers of the project website.
As you read this page, please bear in mind that the project was implemented during a pandemic, which we had not anticipated.
Communication difficulties, as well as the need to carry out other tasks related to the pandemic, made it difficult to implement the planned translation system. Therefore, much of the material produced is translated using electronic translators, which are a great achievement of digital technology and artificial intelligence, but are not yet perfect.
We apologise to Lithuanian and Latvian as well as English-speaking readers for the linguistic errors inherent in the translated materials. We will systematically, together with our Lithuanian and Latvian partners, eliminate them.
Despite this drawback, we recommend reading Open Educational Resources. It really is worth it.


1.    Methods of reading promotion developed by project participants

  1. Reading and comprehension of a work of fiction in English
  2. Development of reading skills. Practical tasks
  3. Jury fot children, youth and parents
  4. The fox and the crow –interactive story
  5. Pedagogical and psychological aspects of reading
  6. Lesson plan
  7. Vocabulary practice of computing and technology
  8. The methods which encourage individual reading
  9. Spring festival of poetry
  10. How to interest children in fairy tales
  11. Here is Dzukija - Here is my Land
  12. Preschoolers from Rydzewo - film
  13. The dream theme and its functions in a literatury work
  14. Stanisław Lem + film
  15. Dress up in a book
  16. Handmade paper - the method of preparing paper
  17. A book that helps you be a good parent
  18. Up to date Reading - Charles Dickens and Oliver Twist
  19. „The magical power of books" - a media journey to the land of values and children's imagination
  20. "Little Red Riding Hood" - a picture story
  21. I like it when someone reads to me
  22. A Little Book - A Little Story
  23. Alytus Vocational Training Centre Library
  24. Book presentation scheme
  25. How to encourage students to read books
  26. Mikrotik Academy and promotion of reading
  27. Reading strategies using Google Earth
  28. Selected methods of encouraging students to read books used in Lithuania
  29. Summer with a book
  30. The essence of reading
  31. What the bumblebee thought
  32. Writing a research paper is an effective method of improving reading competencies
  33. Developing reading competences
  34. Does creative writing help to read with comprehention
  35. English language lesson - Books and reading
  36. How to like reading books
  37. Organization of the library of the ZSEiI
  38. Pedagogical and psychological aspects of reading
  39. Poet Rainis 12 months
  40. Promotion of an interesting book - Silva Rerum + presentation
  41. Reading as a daily habit
  42. Reading education in the District Pedagogical Library in Gizycko
  43. Reading education strategies used at the ZSEiI
  44. Reading lessons
  45. Required reading at school - suffering or pleasure
  46. Strategies and methods of reading education used in Kindergarten
  47. Teaching children to read using the Glenn Doman method
  48. The way to improve reading skills in Jelgava Technical School
  49. Theater art lessons as a tool for reading skills development
  50. TOP 10 works of literature that are worth knowing

2.    Educational resources developed for training

  1. Reading education in the District Pedagogical Library in Gizycko
  2. Reading education strategies used at the Electronic and Information Technology School Complex in Giżycko
  3. The Complex of Electronics and Informatition Technology Schools named after the Commissionof Natitional Educatition in Giżycko - Presentatition of the school
  4. Organizatition of the library of the Electronicand Informatition Technology School Complex in Giżycko
  5. Strategies and methods of reading education used in Municipal Kindergarten no 4 in Gizycko
  6. Organization of library in Municipal Kindergarten No 4 in Gizycko
  7. Municipal Kindergarten No. 4 in Giżycko - Presentation of the institution
  8. St. John Paul II Primary School in Rydzewo
  9. How is it done in Sweden?- a few comments on reading in Sweden
  10. Nationwide reading campaigns and initiatives - All of Poland Reads to Childreen
  11. Nationwide reading actions and initiatives - Night of Libraries
  12. National Reading Initiatives and Actions in Poland - National Reading
  13. Selected methods of reading education used in schools in Poland
  14. Developing reader ship skills on the basis of the publication "Readership – A New Quality"
  15. National Readership Development Programme in Poland 2015-2020
  16. Educating reading skills in schools in Poland
  17. General level of readership in Poland
  18. The influence of reading on the social and material development of the inhabitants and on the economic development of the country
  19. Personally meaningful reading in primary education
  20. PIRLS use of the research results to promote literacy
  21. Literacy the key to success. Literacy in national tests.
  22. Latvian in the OECD international programme for pupil assessment (OECD PISA) reading
  23. Language policy and reading
  24. Effective strategies to promote literacy
  25. Does creative writing help to read with comprehention?
  26. (DIBELS Next) test for assessing literacy and identifying support measures
  27. Decade of Change
  28. Digital infrastructure in Lithuanian schools
  29. Digital Tools For Improved Reading Skills
  30. Encouraging creative reading
  31. Engaging reading in the library
  33. Reading strategy cards

3.    Strategies of reading education

  1. ALYTUS DAINAVA PROGYMNASIUM Strategy for the development of reading at school
  5. Municipal Kindergarten No. 4 in Gizycko READING PROGRAM - I like it when someone reads to me
  6. New Reading Education Strategy at St. John Paul II Primary School in Rydzewo
  7. NEW STRATEGIES FOR PROMOTING STUDENT READING - Group of Electronic and Computer Schools
  8. Reading promotion strategies in the library of Alytus Dainava progymnasium
  10. Recommendations for authorities presented by Polish partners
  11. Recommendations provided by Latvian partners
  13. RIGA 93rd SECONDARY SCHOOL - Library strategy
  14. What a school library should be like

4.    Other open educational resources

  1. The teachers' statements illustrating the relationship between reading and the development of people they know
  2. Teachers' utterances illustrating the relationship between readership, innovation and wealth
  3. Why do the inhabitants of Poland, Lithuania and Latvia read few books? Statements by teachers-participants of the training in Giżycko
  4. What measures implemented in Sweden for reading should be applied in Poland, Lithuania and Latvia?
  5. Will "National Reading" lead to increased reading intensity? - Teachers' opinions
  6. Will the activities of the Foundation"ABC XXI All of Poland Reads to Kids "lead to increased readership in Poland? - Teachers' opinions
  7. Teachers' statements on methods of reading promotion

5.    The Conference in Jelgava

  2. Description of the Jelgava conference
  3. Development of Reading Skills
  4. Presentation by project coordinator
  6. Reading as a team effort
  7. Reading books is a process of self-discovery
  8. The importance of books in my life - Students of the Group of Technical Schools in Jelgava

 6.    The conference in Gizycko

  1. 70 years of work of the pedagogical library of Gizycko district
  3. New reading development strategy - Polish partners
  4. Recommendations for authorities presented by Polish partners
  5. Recommendations presented by Lithuanian partners
  6. Recommendations provided by Latvian partners
  7. Title page of the conference

  7.    The conference in Alytus

  1. Alytus conference description 22-06-2022
  2. How 'Children's Land' brings books and their creators closer to children
  3. MOTIVES and METHODS - i.e. why we wanted to do this project and how we did it.
  4. poster
  5. Reading to dog is an easier way for a child to be friends with a book


Open educational resources

The teacher very often prepares a certain lesson by working for several hours, but often this work takes several weeks or months. It is a pity that this effort is only used once or several times a year. If the result of the teacher's work is an electronic file, then in the age of the Internet, the teacher can share it with other teachers.
In return, this teacher can use similar products made by other teachers.

This is how open educational resources can be created.

Open Educational Resources (OER) - a common name for any educational resource that is fully openly accessible through free licensing or transfer to the public domain and made available through any information and communication technology (Wikipedia)

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In Poland, the idea of creating Open Educational Resources is being developed (among others) by the Coalition for Open Education (the description of this organisation was made on the basis of its website, including by quoting selected excerpts)

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The Open Education Coalition was established by 4 institutions representing education and science: The Modern Poland Foundation, ICM UW, Polish Librarians Association and Wikimedia Poland Association. Each year more institutions and organizations join the Coalition. Currently, i.e. ( March 1, 2020) the Coalition is formed by 40 entities.

The mission of the Open Education Coalition is to support the creation of open educational, scientific and cultural resources and to promote good practices and tools related to them.
Open educational, scientific and cultural resources presented by the Open Education Coalition are the products of broadly understood social activity. They are made available in a way that guarantees free and free access for everyone, the right to copy, reuse: to process, modify and remix for any purpose, supporting the individual development of man and our communities.
Education, science and culture based on open resources equalizes opportunities in lifelong learning, democratizes knowledge, facilitates its dissemination and development; builds civil society and social capital, influences the innovativeness of the world, and at the same time facilitates the use of various resources by those who cannot afford it, gives them social advancement'.
On the subpage of this portal "Coalitioners' Projects" there are links to a very rich set of open educational resources from education, science and culture.

We particularly recommend the "Free Reading" section. It is an internet library run since 2007 by the Modern Poland Foundation. Its resources include classical works of Polish and world literature, most of them in Polish, as well as contemporary works made available under a free licence. Really, there is a lot to read and listen to, because a certain number of works are performed in a sound version.

Lithuanian readers will find here famous authors such as "Vincas Kudirka, Antanas Baranauskas, Antanas Kriščiukaitis-Aišbė, Mykolas Palionis or Adomas Mickevičius (!).
Unfortunately, no works in Latvian language or written by writers from this country have been found in this collection (let's add that it has not yet been found).
In the section MEDIA EDUCATION there is an educational service containing over 200 scenarios, exercises and materials for media education.
Open educational resources in the field of READING EDUCATION are still to be developed.

A significant number of open educational resources in the field of reading education (or links to them) can be found on the website of the Centre for Education Development in Warsaw, which in the years 2014 -2018 was intensively active in this area.
Link to these resources

A large number of open educational resources can also be found on the SCHOLARIS education portal, created by this institution.
After entering the slogan "reading", 140 different types of resources are shown, but a thorough check of them sometimes indicates a complete lack of connection with reading education, there are also recurring resources.

Participants in this project will develop at least 50 open illustrating:
1) teaching reading skills in lessons in various subjects,
2) strategies for popularizing reading books in schools, kindergartens and among adults,
3) methods of raising future parents to develop reading interests of their own children,
4) promoting valuable literary works, including authors from Poland, Lithuania and Latvia.

The Open Educational Resources developed by project participants in the national languages will be translated into Lithuanian, Latvian, Polish and English.
They will gradually appear on this website, with the largest number of them being expected to be shown in spring 2022.
We will attempt to place them on other educational portals in Lithuania, Latvia and Poland.
We hope that the OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES made by the participants of the project will be useful for conducting reading education in many schools in the partner countries and will improve readership.

Increasing this activity is necessary to provide our children with the right conditions for social development and our countries with sustainable economic development.

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