Grant Will Enhance Curriki’s Science Curricula
CUPERTINO, CA (October 11, 2016) –Amgen Foundation, the primary philanthropic vehicle of the biotech leader Amgen, has pledged $25,000 to help Curriki, the leading K-12 global community for creating and sharing Open Educational Resources (OER), further its mission to provide quality Open Educational Resources (OER) to students worldwide.
“The Amgen Foundation’s generous grant will help Curriki offer even more innovative science education options to teachers and students,” said Kim Jones, CEO of Curriki, in announcing the grant. “This kind of corporate support makes a huge difference in creating a community of learners who will be able to use their education to go out and make a difference in the world.”
“Curriki is clearly making a difference for students and teachers across the globe,” said Eduardo Cetlin, president of Amgen Foundation. “We are proud to support Curriki to strengthen access to quality science content for its growing community of learners.”
Curriki, a non-profit organization, hosts a free library of 83,000+ educator-vetted learning materials in all K-12 subject areas and in many formats—from individual lesson plans, instructional videos and units, to games and simulations. All content contributed by educators and select partners is available to others to use, adapt and share at no cost. In addition, Curriki curates resources into course-sequenced, standards-aligned units to enable educators to easily find materials.
Curriki recently released a new High School Physics Collection (http://library.curriki.org/oer/Curriki-High-School-Physics-Collection) and launched a new array of custom services to give educators access to Curriki’s curriculum resources on their school’s own websites. (http://library.curriki.org/curriki-unveils-new-personalized-services/)
A 2016 SIIA CODiE Award finalist, Curriki’s mission is to eliminate the gap between those who have access to high-quality education and those who do not. Curriki’s online community of educators, learners and committed education experts works together to create quality materials that benefit teachers, parents and students globally. A Computerworld Honors Laureate for 2012, Curriki was selected as the 21st Century Achievement Award winner for Digital Access. With more than 485,000 members and 83,000+ learning assets, Curriki has reached more than 12 million users worldwide. Join today library.curriki.org.
About the Amgen Foundation
The Amgen Foundation seeks to advance excellence in science education to inspire the next generation of innovators, and to invest in strengthening communities where Amgen staff members live and work. To date, the Foundation has donated over $250 million to local, regional and international nonprofit organizations that impact society in inspiring and innovative ways. The Amgen Foundation brings the excitement of discovery to the scientists of tomorrow through several signature programs, including Amgen Scholars, Amgen Biotech Experience and Amgen Teach. For more information, visit www.amgeninspires.com and follow us on Twitter @AmgenFoundation.