From the beginning, the Life in Quarantine team has been committed to making sense of the present moment through globally diverse personal experiences. This commitment coincides with our dedication and passion for accessible and equitable education that we feel should represent the complexity of our societies and be inclusive to all our communities.
For years, the Open Education community has offered some of the most forward-thinking responses to the rapidly changing landscape of education—everything from innovating the ways that educators around the world collaborate together to making teaching materials more accessible and engaging for students. In line with these OE practices, our team has partnered with Grossmont College professor Dave Dillon to create Teaching Quarantine. This is a space where teachers can share, comment on, exchange and adapt syllabi, assignments, activities, methodologies, lesson plans, and ideas about how they are responsibly addressing the pandemic in their distinct disciplines and classrooms.
Take a look at some of the examples below to see how educators are incorporating the pandemic, along with our resources, into their pedagogy.
We want to showcase the diversity of approaches to pandemic pedagogy and make them widely available to other educators. This will allow instructors of many levels (from grade schools to universities) and in many fields to engage in a broader conversation about how to integrate our ‘new normal’ in the classroom. All the content shared from Teaching Quarantine falls under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, which means that all content can be copied, redistributed, remixed or transformed provided that it gives appropriate credit to the original creator, an indication if changes were made, and a link to the license.
If you’re interested in participating or learning more about this initiative, please send us a message through the form below!