Instructional Materials

District access to Instructional Materials is coordinated by the Educational Service Units. The provided resources are based upon the districts’ assessed needs and may be free of charge or a subscription cost. Efforts to provide these high quality educational materials is in collaboration by staff from NDE, ESUs and districts. Districts are encouraged to contact their local ESUs for more information on resources.

Nebraska OER (Open Educational Resources)

The Nebraska OER Commons Hub is a statewide collaboration between the NDE, ESUs, school districts and educators. The goal is to curate and create quality open educational resources that are aligned to Nebraska curriculum.

Do you want to become a member of the Nebraska OER Commons Hub? Then join the Nebraska OER Information group to learn more. Once you are a member of the hub, update your profile that identifies you as a Nebraska educator, request to join a working group if you want to contribute to a collection or curate items in your “My Items” folder. 

Cost: Free

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Learn360 from Infobase is a online subscription service for Nebraska preK–12 schools and is licensed by ESUs and school districts. Teachers and students can access thousands of multimedia resources on any Internet-enabled device – anytime, anywhere. Resources include high-quality full-length videos, video clips, interactives, images, audio files, articles, activities, worksheets, and more. The platform makes it a powerful tool for remote learning, flipped classrooms, blended instruction, project-based learning and 1:1 environments. 

Cost: Annual subscription fee based per student. Paid for by ESUs or districts.

HippoCampus & EdReady – NROC Resources

These resources from The NROC Network are funded by the Nebraska Department of Education in collaboration with the ESU Coordinating Council. As a member of NROC, Nebraska has custom-branded sites for HippoCampus and EdReady.

HippoCampus | Nebraska’s custom-branded NROC core academic site for delivering multimedia content. This is an open access FREE site, with no logins required of students.

EdReady | Individuals can test their readiness for college math, see study options, and get a personalized study path to fill in knowledge gaps. EdReady can be used to check math mastery, to plan for college and career opportunities, to prepare for commonly used math placement exams, and as a supplemental study resource. Teachers request an account, set up goals and add student accounts with the assistance of the Nebraska EdReady registrar.

Cost: Free to districts. Membership for custom site funded by NDE.

Get access to the Nebraska custom-branded site. Free OER multimedia resources aligned to Nebraska educational standards.
Nebraska teachers can set up a teacher account, select goals for students and more.


Every Nebraska student deserves the opportunity to learn from high-quality, standards-aligned instructional materials to prepare for success in college, career, and civic life. Through the Nebraska Instructional Materials Collaborative, the Nebraska Department of Education, The Nebraska Educational Service Units and other key partners are committed to providing statewide leadership that informs and supports the decisions made locally related to curriculum and instructional materials.

Rhonda Eis

Instructional Materials Coordinator