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Welcome to the 2020 Open Education Conference! The conference was held November 9-13, 2020, but all of the recordings are available to explore and enjoy anytime. Watch this video for an update on plans for #OpenEd21 and sign up here to stay in the loop!
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maria guzman

College of Alameda
Instructor
Oakland, CA


Instructor at College of Alameda and City College, Berkeley City College, and City College of San Francisco. I'm also an Instruction Design Consultant with a Bay Area non-profit, in which we create community-based -- and community-informed -- online education that values personal development. 

Currently, I'm very engaged with my role as an Equity Trainer at the College of Alameda. Our faculty community is currently redesigning the Online Equity Rubric. Check it out here: https://web.peralta.edu/de/files/2020/10/Peralta-Online-Equity-Rubric-3.0-Oct-2020.pdf. some of our work includes training for faculty who are interested in building community at their campus as well as meeting other folks in the equity community here in the Bay Area and beyond.

Looking at art is one of the most soothing and inspiring activities that we can do in daily life. It’s often a free practice, and there are tons of virtual events happening due to our current pandemic safety measures, which has reduced our in-person gatherings. This has opened up a new interpretation about connecting online, how I teach, and how I demonstrate the assignments. 

My greatest motivation as an instructor is to know that students feel like they are being supported as they learn about art. I am a big fan of open pedagogy, which considers teaching to be a community practice. I often conduct the course work alongside students or demonstrate important skills through video demos. Student ideas and observations are valued in the course discussions and assignments. 

I also present myself as a resource to the class. Students can ask me anything when it comes to an assignment; I have a General Questions thread that runs the course of the entire class. Furthermore, I edit course content in a transparent response to student feedback. By inviting students to actively participate as co-authors of the course, the course reflects students' experiences. I’ll even help them put together a group strategy if I assign a group project (assigning roles, mini goals to complete work, best form of communication, etc.). 

My course content promotes meaningful discussion about biases, art and media representation, and disability and gender visibility through Art History research activities. Students are actively encouraged to practice writing exercises, for example, that rely on their own first impressions in order to build a conclusion. This method demonstrates student diversity as the spirit of the course discussions.

I use/embody course technology in order to be helpful when students try it out. Check out this Artsteps tutorial for an example of how you might create a virtual exhibition for an Art or Art History course. And please feel welcome to reach out if you'd like to connect! 🤓 

Monday, November 9
 

5:00pm EST

7:30pm EST

 
Tuesday, November 10
 

10:00am EST

11:30am EST

12:00pm EST

4:00pm EST

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6:00pm EST

7:30pm EST

 
Wednesday, November 11
 

10:00am EST

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12:00pm EST

1:00pm EST

4:00pm EST

7:30pm EST

 
Thursday, November 12
 

11:00am EST

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1:00pm EST

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Friday, November 13
 

11:00am EST

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3:30pm EST

 
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