Cascadia Open Education Summit – Keynote Speakers

 

We are very excited to welcome Heather M. Ross and Karen Cangialosi as Keynote Speakers for the Cascadia Open Education Summit 2019.

Heather M. Ross

An educational development specialist at the University of Saskatchewan. Early in her career, she became passionate about finding ways to reduce materials costs for students, while also creating better learning experiences for them. As a result, she took up the cause and has emerged as a leader in advancing and supporting the integration of open educational resources (OER) and open pedagogy across her institution and beyond. Heather is an OER Research Fellow with the Open Education Group. She can be successfully tracked on Twitter where her alias is @mctoonish

Karen Cangialosi

Karen Cangialosi is Coordinator of Faculty Enrichment and Professor of Biology at Keene State College. She also serves as the KSC Open Education Faculty Fellow where she facilitates an Open Pedagogy Faculty Learning Community and is co-leader of KSC Open, a Domain of One’s Own campus project.  Karen spearheaded a movement to replace traditional textbooks with OER and other freely available resources for almost all KSC biology courses, and she incorporates methods of Open Pedagogy in all of her own courses.  Because she believes that scientific investigation, like education, should be transparent, widely collaborative and designed to serve the public, she is working on integrating the principles and practices of Open Science into the undergraduate biology curriculum. She also runs a coral reef monitoring program in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and a research program on the behavioral ecology of spiders in Keene, NH. Find Karen on Twitter @karencang