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Monday, November 9 • 12:00pm - 1:25pm
Monday Plenary: What Does Open Education Mean to You?

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The first plenary session of the conference will focus on the meaning of open education through the practice of storytelling. This interactive experience will focus on the people who drive the open education movement.

The session will begin with an interactive polling exercise to explore who is in the room, what their education priorities are, and what open education means to them. Then, the session will introduce an interactive storytelling exercise, where participants will have a chance to break out into small groups to share their own personal story—starting at the very beginning, and explaining the journey to the shared experience of the conference.

For those who prefer not to break out, a panel of open education advocates and practitioners will share their stories in the main room (recorded so those who join breakouts don't miss out!) The practice of story circles is adapted from OpenCon, and if you're on the fence, we encourage you to read more about it.

This year's Open Education Conference is all about community, and this session will offer a chance to get to know people in a way we rarely have the opportunity to do! Join us for an interactive journey.

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Akanksha Bhatnagar

PR Specialist, Diplomat Consulting
Akanksha is the Communications and Public Relaltions Officer with a national student lobby organization. Akanksha was also the 2019/20 President of the University of Alberta Students' Union and the 2018-19 Vice President Academic where she Chaired of the University of Alberta Open... Read More →
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Amanda Larson

Affordable Learning Instructional Consultant, The Ohio State University
Amanda Larson is the Affordable Learning Instructional Consultant for the Teaching and Learning department at University Libraries where she creates professional development opportunities around open pedagogy and open educational practices and liaises with the Affordable Learning... Read More →
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Sarah Hammershaimb

Graduate Student, Athabasca University
Hi everyone! I'm excited to be part of the Open Education community. I am a teacher librarian from Denver, Colorado and an EdD student at Athabasca University. I have worked as an elementary classroom teacher, public librarian and elementary teacher librarian, and am currently involved... Read More →
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Spencer Ellis

Director Of Educational Innovation, Colorado Department of Higher Education, State of Colorado

Monday November 9, 2020 12:00pm - 1:25pm EST
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