Why are textbooks so expensive? Why do instructors require texts that they would change if they could? What barriers does the high cost of textbooks create? What happens when students use resources their instructors have created for them? What are the results of instructors sharing this content freely so that anyone can use and adapt their work? How can this open content be integrated into online instruction? This session will challenge participants to consider all of these questions. It will introduce them to Open Educational Resources and the research supporting the transition to free and openly licensed textbooks for college classes. Participants will learn ways to start the conversation to promote OER on local campuses. This information will be shared with a Google Slides presentation (that they can take back, adapt, and use). The presenter will also briefly share her experience with the process of transitioning to Zero Textbook Cost for College of the Canyon’s Early Childhood Education Department. Then there will be a question and answer period. And then the session will end with having participants brainstorm and compile free resources they are familiar with and find valuable that others may find useful in the classroom into a collaborative Google Doc.