WOU’s new partnership with ODE offers students as well as Oregon educators an accessible and organized collection that includes kits, manipulatives, electronic materials, and textbooks. All items are on public display and are searchable through the online library catalog via the Internet.

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is required to provide a viewing site where all the instructional materials that are approved for K-12 public schools are available for public review. WOU provides an ideal location because Hamersly Library already had some state-adopted texts and an extensive curriculum collection.

These items reflect the historic mission and the continuing vital role of the College of Education at WOU. Currently, more than one-third of Western’s students are enrolled in education programs. WOU is a regional hub for educators and is located only fifteen miles from Salem.

 

This exhibit was extended to the 2nd floor