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World Languages Pathways Project Team Presents Work at State and National Conferences

zoom collage of pathway project director and students
Pathways Project co-director, Amber Hoye, and OER student editors (in order pictured), Brenna McNeil, Rylie Wiesler, Grace Hall, Ashley Johnson, Erica Laursen, Reagan Solomon, Mimi Fahnstrom, Danille Snyder, Tea Recanzone, Alex DiMatteo, Camille Daw, Sara Bakari, and Annika Henderson

The Boise State Pathways Project team recently presented at several state, regional and national conferences to highlight their work in creating free open educational resources (OER) including instructional language teaching materials and professional development created by and uniquely for K-16 language teachers and students.

2021 Foreign Language OER Conference

On March 6, The Open Language Resource Center (OLRC) and the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL) hosted the first annual Foreign Language OER Conference. Pathways Project co-directors, Kelly Arispe and Amber Hoye, presented a session titled “The Value of Teams: A Tried and True Model for OER-enabled Pedagogy that Elevates Students Voices.” The presentation highlighted the Project’s OER-enabled pedagogy framework (Wiley, et.al, 2017) and how its community of K-16 world language instructors, staff and an interdisciplinary mix of university students work to create ancillary, classroom-ready materials

Session 07, Room A

Idaho Open Education Week

The Pathways Project recently participated in Idaho Open Education Week, hosted by Idaho State University, from March 1-5. The Pathways Project’s student OER Editor team facilitated a panel discussion discussing their experiences creating, implementing, and using open educational resources.

Students Creating OER Content: The Pathways Project at BSU

2021 PNCFL Virtual Conference

The Pathways Project team also recently participated in the 2021 Pacific Northwest Council on Foreign Languages (PNCFL) Virtual Conference. The one hour presentation featured a complete overview of the Pathways Project’s mission and offerings, as well as a showcase of student-created materials.

The Pathways Project: Open Educational Resources (OER) for Your Language Classroom! | 2021 PNCFL