Classroom Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Part of the new Nebraska Health Science Standards Implementation is to identify high-quality instructional materials, including Open Educational Resources (OER). OER have Creative Commons licensing, making them open and free to use and adapt for teaching and learning. In summer 2023, Nebraska Health Science teachers added standards-aligned resources to the Nebraska OER Hub on the OER Commons website. To access these resources, create a free account on OER Commons and join the Nebraska Health Science Working Group.


UNO & UNMC Building Excellence in Academics Through STEM (uBEATS) is a series of online modules designed for grades 6-12. The content of each module was created by education and STEM experts and include the topics of cancer, genetics, microbiology, pathology, pathology, pharmacology, public health, academic success, and health care careers. The modules are available at no cost to educators.


The National Consortium for Health Science Education (NCHSE) is a non-profit education organization representing state education agency leaders responsible for Career and Technical Education Health Science programs. NCHSE is positioned as the national authority for health science education. Resources include:

  • Health Science Educators Association (HSEA) membership
  • The National Health Science Conference – held annually in October
  • Wednesday Webinars – professional development featuring a variety of health science education topics
  • National Health Science Standards
Updated January 4, 2024 12:19pm