Open Textbook Workshop: Train the Trainer

A workshop for 1-2 OER champions from each community college campus Friday, March 4th, 2016 9:00 am PCC Sylvania, Oak Room (Cafeteria/College Campus/CC building) 12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland, OR 97219 Sarah Cohen and Dave Ernst from the Open Textbook Network will lead a train-the-trainer workshop. After the workshop, you will be prepared to return to your college and offer an Open Textbook Workshop – with the support of the train-the-trainer cohort. The workshop that you will be trained to offer orients faculty to the basics of OER and then offers a $200 stipend for them to write a review of a textbook in the Open Textbook Library within 6 weeks of your workshop. You should select a date for the workshop that you will offer on your campus before you register for this session. Open Oregon funding will pay for faculty stipends. Travel reimbursement is available and lunch will be provided for the train-the-trainer session. Register now Parking at PCC Sylvania

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Regional OER Conferences

Two regional conferences on Open Education Resources are being sponsored Oregon Community College Distance Learning Association and Open Oregon Open Textbook Workshop Nov 6th 2015, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Gregory Forum, Clackamas Community College  Are you an instructor who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? Explore possible open textbook solutions by attending a workshop and writing a review of a textbook in the Open Textbook Library. Receive a $200 stipend for your efforts. Capacity is limited, and complete/open textbooks are not available for all subjects. Preference for this workshop will be based on textbook subject area availability. Check available textbooks in the Open Textbook Library. Register for this workshop by Monday, October 30. Regional OER Conference Nov 13th 2015, 9:00am – 4:00pm, Visual Arts Theater, Mount Hood Community College  Join Open Oregon and keynote speaker David Wiley at Mount Hood Community College for a one-day conference Friday, November 13, 9-4. Register for this workshop by November 6th for first consideration. For more information about these workshops, contactAmy Hofer ( Coordinator, Statewide Open Education Library Services,  for help finding other open/low cost materials to support your classes.