Webinar: The challenges of going open in the language classroom

March 27-31st is Open Education Week. To celebrate, we will introduce you to some K-12 and higher ed language instructors who will describe their experiences – and challenges – of creating open educational resources.

CPE credits available – please register to receive yours.

Alexia Vikis, Sonia Balasch, Lisa Rabin, Colleen Sweet (George Mason University)

A team of Spanish faculty from the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at George Mason University has assembled to create open reading and cultural units for two upper-level Spanish courses.

Megan Schacht (Parkway School District)

The Parkway School District is a large district in the suburbs of St. Louis, MO. This year, the district’s Modern and Classical Language Department has taken on rewriting the curriculum thematically to incorporate the 3 modes of communication and strive for linguistic proficiency for their students. In doing so, they’ve faced many growing pains in their search for incorporating best practices, authentic materials, and collaboration amongst faculty and outside of the district.