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COERLL OER Hangout: Creating OER with students
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COERLL hosted an online “OER hangout” on September 25th on the subject of creating open educational resources (OER) with students. With 26 people attending, five language instructors shared their experiences of working with their students to create openly licensed resources for teaching and learning:

Amber Hoye and Kelly Arispe lead the Boise State University Department of World Languages’ Pathways OER Language Teaching Repository of openly licensed proficiency based activities, created by students and teachers.

Kathryn Murphy-Judy, Ngoc-My Guidarelli, and Laura Middlebrooks are part of a team of faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University who have developed an open, connected platform for students to share authentic resources.

At Boise State, upper-level undergraduate students, with the mentorship of staff and faculty, create activities to be used in the weekly language lab component of introductory language courses. These activities can also be used in the classroom and K-12 teachers in Idaho have been involved in creating and teaching with them. At Virginia Commonwealth University, undergraduate students in the 202 class, who are either majors on their way to upper level courses or students finishing their language requirement, curate authentic resources and discuss them with native speakers. Then, upper level students turn those curations into instructional modules, which are being integrated into online open textbooks.

You can learn more about the logistics of these projects by viewing the webinar video, reading about the projects, and perusing the materials. Here, we’ll mention a few of the important themes that came up during the discussion.

One important element of students being involved in materials creation is that they understand what other students will be interested in and can choose topics and texts they know their peers will enjoy. Involving students ensures that a more diverse array of voices and perspectives are represented in the materials, and gives students more of a choice in their own education. Students also gain skills beyond language and culture when they work on these projects: digital citizenship, open license knowledge, technical skills, an understanding of language proficiency, and knowledge of state and national standards.

Each of these projects has a broad community of people with various skills who can support each other and contribute in different ways. At Boise State, the language resource center director, language students and students from other departments, faculty mentors, SLA & CALL researchers, K-12 teachers, state partners, and librarians have all contributed to the OER. At VCU, students, faculty, and librarians contribute to the materials and partnerships are developing with K-12 teachers who use the materials in their courses.

Each of these projects follows an iterative process of development. The work doesn’t start and finish in the span of a semester, it grows and changes. Students develop materials, native speakers proofread them, teachers teach with them, and the team refines them. The Pathways Project carries a disclaimer that “The activities on the Pathways Project OER Repository were created by upper-division students at Boise State University and serve as a foundation that our community of practice can build upon and refine. While they are polished, we welcome and encourage collaboration from language instructors to help modify grammar, syntax, and content where needed.” The cycle of the projects is such that lower-level students can get involved in the project as learners, but go on to take a more active role in the project as they progress.

The panelists recommend to anyone interested in creating OER with their students that they start small, and reach out to available communities (institution-wide, or online professional networks) for support and sharing. On that note, COERLL’s next OER hangout is on the topic of joining a teacher community. Join us on November 13th!

View the webinar video, links to the repositories, slides from the presenters, and more on the event page of COERLL’s website.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Amber Hoye
Kathryn Murphy-Judy
Kelly Arispe
Laura Middlebrooks
Ngoc-MY Guidarelli
Date Added:
11/04/2020
Electing Our Presidents Teacher Workshop
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Educators from the Hoover, Truman, Carter, Clinton and Reagan Presidential Libraries hosted “Electing Our Presidents.”

This professional development webinar examined the question, “Does our process of electing our president best serve the American people?”

“Who counts?” - Josh Montanari, Carter Presidential Library
“Who can vote?” - Kathleen Pate, Clinton Presidential Library
“How do we vote?” - Elizabeth Dinschel, Hoover Presidential Library
“What happens if the results are challenged?” - Mark Adams and Angela Estep, Truman Presidential Library
“What happens if a President dies or is unfit to serve?” - Mira Cohen, Reagan Presidential Library

Subject:
U.S. History
Political Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Lecture
Author:
Harry S. Truman Library & Museum
Date Added:
10/01/2021
The Future of Automotive Technology - Keeping Your Curriculum Up-to-Date
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This free webinar was presented on October 2, 2014, anddiscussed how the Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT) can support keeping your automotive, electronics, and IT curricula up-to-date. The CAAT's recent renewal through 2017 as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Center includes changes in its technical scope, adding new technologies: vehicle lightweight design and automated vehicles. These presentations documented the need for improved curricula in these technical areas. The CAAT also continues to focus on vehicle electrification and propulsion systems. In addition, the webinar included highlights from the 2014 CAAT Conference, held earlier this year, which addressed the future of automotive technology as presented by several well-known industry experts.As part of the webinar, we solicited proposals to apply for the additional seed funding the CAAT now controls to develop curricula in these subjects. The seed funding portion of the agenda included brief presentations from two current seed funding project developers so that potential applicants can understand better the types of projects suitable for seed funding support.

Subject:
Automotive Technology and Repair
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
Provider Set:
Center for Advanced Automotive Technology
Author:
Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT)
Date Added:
10/02/2014
“Pathways Project Showcase” Webinar Recording (Closed Captioned) | Boise State OER Lunch and Learn Session 2
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Pathways Project co-directors Kelly Arispe and Amber Hoye hosted a showcase of the Pathways Project on September 24th for the Boise State community and others interested in learning more about the work being done at Boise State.

Webinar Description:
The Pathways Project hosts a collection of over 450 classroom activities across 10 different languages, all collaboratively created by Idaho world language students and teachers. In this workshop, we’ll explore how we’ve used OER Commons to host these ancillary materials, our partnership with world language students and teachers, and share some lessons we’ve learned along the way! Participants will gain an understanding of the features of OER Commons, ideas for co-creating with students, and an understanding of resources available to K-16 language instructors.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Boise State University
Author:
Amber Hoye
Kelly Arispe
Date Added:
11/04/2020
SLASL Module 2: Text-based Questioning Webinar
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Recorded webinar session from March 30, 2016, presented as a professional learning component to STEM teacher and school librarian participants of the IMLS funded School Librarians Advancing STEM Learning (#SLASL 2016) project. Webinar #2: Text-based Questioning

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Amee Godwin
Joanna Schimizzi
Letha Goger
Date Added:
06/22/2017
SLASL Module 3: Collaborative Implementation
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Recorded webinar session from March 30, 2016, presented as a professional learning component to STEM teacher and school librarian participants of the IMLS funded School Librarians Advancing STEM Learning (#SLASL 2016) project. Webinar #3: Collaborative Implementation

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Amee Godwin
Joanna Schimizzi
Letha Goger
Date Added:
06/22/2017
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SLASL Module 5: Student Work, Reflection & Feedback Webinar
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Recorded webinar session from October 12, 2016, presented as a professional learning component to STEM teacher and school librarian participants of the IMLS funded School Librarians Advancing STEM Learning (#SLASL 2016) project. Webinar #5: Student, Reflection, and Feedback

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Amee Godwin
Date Added:
08/08/2019
Support for selecting an anchor text
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When designing a text-based lesson, educators must consider many factors that will impact the success of the lesson. One of the most important factors is choosing an appropriate anchor text. An anchor text is the main text that all learning stems from during the lesson or unit.

This module will support educators as they explore questions that help them analyze a proposed text.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Joanna Schimizzi
Date Added:
01/28/2016
What Works for Me: Successful OER Strategies
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Webinar slides from Michigan Academic Library Association Open Educational Resources Interest Group, March 6, 2018.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Julia Rodriguez
Kate Pittsley-Sousa
Kendra Lake
Matt Ruen
Michele Pratt
Tina Ulrich
Date Added:
03/08/2018