2019-2020 Open Pedagogy Workshop

2019-20 Open Pedagogy Workshop information

Fall 2019

 November 6   Open Digital Tools for Fostering Student Writing & Public Engagement

Laurie Hurson, (Graduate Center); Inés Vañ0-Garcia, (LaGuardia Community College)

 Description: a workshop that introduces several digital tools including the CUNY Academic Commons, Hypothesis for social annotation, and timeline and storymap tools for multimedia writing. We have examples of how these tools have been used in courses to facilitate student writing to address public issues and create public-facing projects. We are planning to provide time for discussion, exploration of these tools, and workshopping assignment designs that incorporate digital tools, experiential learning, and public engagement.

Resources: Our slides can be viewed here:  http://cuny.is/jjopenpedagogy

December 3   Critical Pedagogy/Open Pedagogy Workshop 1

Shawnta Smith and Elvis Bakaitis (Graduate Center Library)

 Description: The Graduate Center Library used OER state funding to develop the Open Pedagogy Fellowship, consisting of a four-day OER Bootcamp Intensive, and Breaking Open: An Open Pedagogy Symposium, an event that included over 75 participants, primarily students of color. The workshop will be provided by the Graduate Center librarians who organized the events, offering a closer look at the program’s design and impact. Workshop participants will engage in discussion and a hands-on activity, exploring teaching strategies from the perspective of information literacy, participatory learning, and open pedagogy – as defined through a lens of decolonization that was detailed in the 2019 Symposium. We will also briefly discuss the landscape of scholarly publishing (openly-licensed resources vs. Zero Textbook Cost, for example) as it relates to these themes.


Resources: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1I2InoaffwypbJmz-iiiYph-Q8WQZrDdQtUOfthBCfwU/edit?usp=sharing


 Spring 2020

February 19   Wikipedia Workshop

Megan Wacha (Central Library, CUNY)

Description: For the last eight years or so, I’ve partnered with educators to transform traditional course assignments into ones in which students directly contribute to the encyclopedia anyone can edit. That is, we don’t teach students to cite Wikipedia, but to write it.

March 2          Renewable Assignments

Stacy Katz, Jennifer Van Allen (Lehman College)

Description: Open pedagogy reconceives the notion of who creates knowledge and provides a pathway to empower students as creators.  Shifting student work from “disposable” to “renewable” assignments allows students to learn and create beyond a grade.   In this session, participants will learn about open pedagogy and explore a process for designing “renewable” assignments.