March 1 – 7, 2021
Celebrating a culture of openness in teaching and learning
Join CETLS, the BMCC Library, and E-Learning for a week of:
Opening our classrooms for visits from other BMCC faculty provides space for pedagogical community and conversation. All BMCC faculty are invited to open their synchronous or asynchronous classes during the week of March 1. Sign up by Monday, February 15 to be included in this year’s schedule.
Curious about what happens in other classes? Visiting a colleague’s class is an opportunity to learn about teaching in different classroom settings across disciplines. Sign-ups will begin on Friday, February 19.
Open Educational Resources
Interested in freshening up your course materials and saving students money? More than 250 BMCC faculty have redesigned their courses using open educational resources (OER) and other no-cost materials. At Ditch the Textbook, you’ll hear about colleagues’ inspiring work in engaging students and revitalizing their classes by leaving the textbook behind.
Looking for new ways to engage students? Open pedagogy gives learners agency over their learning, and engages learners in constructing knowledge and sharing their creations beyond the classroom. Find out how your colleagues are incorporating open practices such as ungrading in their classes.
Open platforms provide a foundation for open practices by creating spaces for collaboration, hosting OERs, and showcasing student work. Find out about OpenLab, a new open platform available to the entire BMCC community.