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Open Education Week

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Open Education Week is a global event that seeks to raise awareness of free and open sharing in education and the benefits they bring to teachers and learners. The open education movement seeks to reduce barriers, increase access and drive improvements in education through open sharing and digital formats.  Open education includes free and open access to platforms, tools, and resources in education, including learning materials, course materials, videos, assessment tools, research, study groups, and textbooks, all available for free use and modification under an open license.*

This year there are several events happening in the state of Colorado and around the world. Below you will find links to all of these events and to drop-in sessions here at CSU Pueblo where you can have your questions about OER answered by OER Advocate Jonathan Poritz

*Source: https://www.openeducationweek.org/page/about-open-education-week

 

Colorado OER Week Events

Governor Jared Polis has issued a proclamation marking the week of March 1 through March 6 as Open Education Week in Colorado. In the link below you will find events happening across the state of Colorado sponsored by the Colorado Department of Higher Education. 

International OER Week Events

The Open Educational Resource movement is one that extends beyond our borders. Internationally, there is a myriad of events happening that will help you understand how OERs play a part in the success of our students. Click on the link below to find learn more about these events. 

Event Highlights

The events below are especially important to our campus community and should be attended by as many of our faculty and staff as possible.

Drop-In Zoom Sessions
Tues, March 2, 3 p.m. | Zoom Link: https://csupueblo.zoom.us/my/poritzj
Wed, March 3, 3 p.m. | Zoom Link: https://csupueblo.zoom.us/my/poritzj,
Thurs, March 4, 3 p.m. | Zoom Link: https://csupueblo.zoom.us/my/poritzj
Have questions about OERs? Drop-in by the zoom sessions and have all your questions answered including how to apply for a mini-grant.

Open Pedagogy, Social Justice, and the Practical Path to Commons-Oriented Learning 
Thurs, March 4, 11 a.m. | Registration Link: https://unco.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bp8mnz06Jy0QHVr
Dr. Robin DeRosa, Director of the Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative at Plymouth State University, will explore how Open Educational Resources (OER) can be a part of an approach to teaching that focuses on student agency, connected learning, and structural equity. By highlighting how commons-oriented approaches to knowledge-sharing can transform pedagogy, Robin will offer a vision for higher education that maximizes academic freedom while it engenders collaboration, opens access to higher education, and engages learners in exciting and vibrant ways.*

*Description of session taken from CO OE Week Flyer

 

Open Educational Practices for Equity and Inclusion Series

Webinar 1: Designing Collaborative Online Tasks for Various Contexts

Mon, March 1, 11:30 a.m.| Registration: https://mcmaster.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMoc-qhqzsoHdUblVVoQexG85Zp3n9DM7ee
Are you an instructor or TA who wants to incorporate purposeful collaborative online tasks in their courses to foster active learning? Then please join this webinar! It will include collaborative activities and serve as a model for participants to use or adapt in their courses. We will examine a variety of options for tasks at different thinking levels while taking advantage of the benefits of online environments. This webinar is not a prerequisite for Webinar 2 of this series but is for Webinar 3.

Webinar 2: What are the Behaviours that Cause Exclusion?

Tues, March 2, 11:30 a.m. | Registration: https://mcmaster.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlcumrqDkqHdecT4DaE0_T4kzpY_SvUgVW
This webinar uses collaborative online activities to examine why equity and inclusion must be increased in higher education. We will examine specific actions and scenarios that lead to exclusion. We will discuss the impact of exclusion and inclusion on students.

This webinar is a prerequisite for Webinar 3 of this series.

Webinar 3: Collaborative Online Tasks that Increase Equity and Inclusion

Thurs, March 4, 11:30 a.m. | Registration: https://mcmaster.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUucuuvqz4jGdZ8uum9ZcsUapZXbOhdH6IK
By participating in this webinar, you will apply what you have learned in Webinars 1 and 2 of this series. Collaborative online tasks will focus on techniques and tasks to foster the formation of equitable and inclusive classes in a variety of contexts. The aim is for you to leave the webinar with ideas to adapt your courses to improve the learning experience of all of your students. Presenter: Danielle Dubien, Educational Developer, MacPherson Institute

Open Educational Practices for Equity and Inclusion Series descriptions are taken from the event webpage. Please note that the times above are adjusted to mountain time. 

Vaccination Requirement and Exemptions

Student wearing face mask

The university's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy includes the COVID-19 vaccination unless an exemption is filed.

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