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The goal of the Language OER Network (LOERN, pronounced ‘learn') is to showcase the work of open educators in the field of language learning and teaching (L2LT). If you are a language educator who uses, creates, or promotes open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices (OEP), COERLL would like to recognize your innovations by listing your name on the LOERN page and by assigning to you a COERLL digital badge. A digital badge is an online representation of earned knowledge or skills. If you would like to be featured on the LOERN page, please fill out the form corresponding to your role in open language education. Once your name is published on LOERN, you will receive a badge from COERLL. We welcome multiple submissions from people who are active in different areas of OER!
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    OER Ambassador Badge

    An OER Ambassador is someone who actively promotes foreign language OER by sharing and modeling various open educational practices (OEP): e.g. giving a conference presentation, networking in an open educational forum, writing an article or blog about OER, facilitating an OER/OEP workshop, mentoring a student or teacher about Open Education, etc.

    Apply here: https://goo.gl/oYw84d

    Steel Wagstaff
    Affiliation: University of Wisconsin
    I have been working to develop an authoring tool that allows language teachers to publish free and open language textbooks.
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    Anita Young
    Affiliation: World of Learning- Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8
    I have created OER resources and I have provided professional learning with OER resources.
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    Todd Bryant
    Affiliation: Dickinson College
    I created the Mixxer (www.language-exchanges.org), have submitted student mods of the game Civ V to Merlot, and written about openness.
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    Karen Bjork
    Affiliation: Portland State University
    I manage PSU's open textbook publishing program and have presented several workshops on open access textbook publishing
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    Joshua Thoms
    Affiliation: Utah State University
    I research and present on various topics related to open education and L2 learning and teaching.
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    Jocelly Meiners
    Affiliation: University of Texas at Austin
    As the Community Moderator for COERLL's Heritage Spanish project, Jocelly shares her work and encourages colleagues to do the same.
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    Teresa MacKinnon
    Affiliation: University of Warwick
    Chairs the OER SIG, develops badges for open educators, presents internationally on OER.
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    Amanda Dalola
    Affiliation: University of South Carolina
    As moderator of the Français Interactif (FI) Facebook page, spreads the word about OER for learning French.
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    Joerdis Weilandt
    Affiliation: University of Lethbridge/ Goethe-Institute Toronto
    Disseminates knowledge relating to OER/ OE in a number of PD workshops and incorporates found/modified/created materials into teaching.
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    OER Reviewer Badge

    An OER Reviewer is a teacher who writes an evaluation or a review of an OER by another teacher in the language he or she teaches, e.g., proof of membership in an editorial board or a review in a blog or a repository such as MERLOT, OER Commons, or Open Textbook Library (University of Minnesota).

    Apply here: https://goo.gl/G5ipGW

    Shahla Adel
    Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    I wrote a review of FLLITE lessons
    Kate Paesani
    Affiliation: University of Minnesota
    As a member of the FLLITE Editorial Board, I conducted a blind review of a participating student's lesson plan draft.
    Robert Davis
    Affiliation: University of Oregon - Romance Languages
    I have reviewed several projects for the FLLITE project
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    OER Master Creator Badge

    An OER Master Creator is a student or teacher who creates an OER based mainly on original content. In this case, an OER is more ambitious than a single lesson plan and usually includes a set of materials, e.g., a set of readings or grammar exercises or even a thematic unit. All OER must carry an appropriate CC license.

    Apply here: https://goo.gl/UA9wBq

    Arthur Wendorf
    Affiliation: Northeastern State University
    I helped with the creation of the SpinTX video archive.
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    David Shorter
    I created Vachiam Eecha in 2003 and then the Wiki for Indigenous Languages in 2011.
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    Margarita Casas
    Affiliation: Linn-Benton Community College
    I wrote materials to teach Spanish for heritage speakers at the college level.
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    Jeff Kendrick
    Affiliation: University of Kansas, Virginia Military Institue
    I created and co-authored a website called "French à la mode" and shared it using a CC BY license.
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    Antonella Del Fattore
    Affiliation: The University of Texas at Austin
    I co-authored with Eric Edwards 'Radio Arlecchino' - Italian Grammar and Culture Podcast
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    Kelley León Howarth
    Affiliation: University of Oregon
    I collaborated on writing some activities for the OER Empowering Learners of Spanish unit.
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    Anita Young
    Affiliation: World of Learning- Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8
    I design curriculum to be used for Spanish teaching in the World of Learning program and convert it to OERs to share with other teachers.
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    Munia Cabal-Jiménez
    Affiliation: Western Illinois University
    I wrote two open source units on History of Spaninsh and Intuitive Grammar for Spanish as a HL and shared it using a CC BY SA license.
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    Robert Davis
    Affiliation: University of Oregon - Romance Languages
    Online materials for teaching Critical Metalinguistic Awareness in Spanish/English/Spanglish
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    Joanna Luks
    Affiliation: Independent (retired from Cornell University)
    I wrote an open textbook, Le Littéraire dans le quotidien, and am co-director of the FLLITE Project.
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    Asimiyu Adekunle
    Affiliation: African Language Teachers Association (ALTA)
    I assisted in writing of Yorùbá textbook 'Yorùbá Yé Mi' for open access. The material is an eye-opener.
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    Orlando Kelm
    Affiliation: University of Texas at Austin
    Creator and host of podcast series "Língua da Gente," "Conversa Brasileira," "Tá Falado"
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    Sergio Romero
    Affiliation: University of Texas of Austin
    I directed the development of 42 units of freeware pedagogical materials for K'iche' Maya self-instruction.
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    Vivian Flanzer
    Affiliation: University of Texas at Austin
    I created a free website called "ClicaBrasil: Portuguese Language and Culture to Intermediate Students"
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    Lina Gomaa
    Affiliation: Portland State University
    Wrote "From MSA to CA: A Beginner’s guide for transitioning into Colloquial Arabic "
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    Irene Fernandez-Palacios
    Affiliation: North Shore Community College
    Created the entire curriculum for the course Elementary Spanish 1 for Health Professionals.
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    Megan Schacht
    Affiliation: Parkway Schools
    As the Langauges Facilitator at Parkway Schools, worked with colleagues to use OER to create thematic units for 5 languages.
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    José Ignacio Carvajal Regidor
    Affiliation: University of Texas at Austin
    Co-created an open course for Maya K'iche' that incorporates audiovisual materials.
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    Juan Tahay
    Co-created an open course for Maya K'iche' that incorporates audiovisual materials.
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    Robert Sanders
    Affiliation: Portland State University
    I authored an annotated anthology of Spanish literature focused on the theme of Romantic legends and archetypes
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    Lisa Rabin
    Affiliation: George Mason University
    With her colleagues, a co-author of a series of culture and reading units for 300-level Spanish students.
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    Sonia Balasch
    Affiliation: Eastern Mennonite University
    With her colleagues, a co-author of a series of culture and reading units for 300-level Spanish students.
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    Stephanie Roulon
    Affiliation: Portland State University
    Co-wrote the open French textbook "Histoires d'Avenirs".
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    Claudia Holguin Mendoza
    Affiliation: University of Oregon
    Part of a team that wrote "Empowering Learners of Spanish", a collection of activities based on Critical Pedagogies/Critical Language Awareness.
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    OER Creator Badge

    An OER Creator is a student or teacher who adapts existing OER to create a new derivative. Adapting an OER usually means revising a work or remixing several works into a coherent whole. All OER must carry an appropriate CC license. An OER may be fairly limited in scope, for example, a single lesson plan or activity.

    Apply here: https://goo.gl/MefoVx

    Ana Somers
    I assisted Vivian Flanzer in the creation of the site ClicaBrasil
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    Gabriela Zapata
    Affiliation: Texas A&M University
    I have been developing Spanish OER materials grounded in the multiliteracies pedagogy Learning by Design since 2016.
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    Andrea Petri
    Affiliation: MiraCosta Community College
    I used a Sabbatical Leave to develop simple readings for Italian 101 and 102 students.
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    Hsiaomei Tsai
    Affiliation: Cedar Ridge Elementary
    Taught my science lesson, “How does a caterpillar become a butterfly?” to 1st graders in the dual immersion program.
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    Natasha César Suárez
    Affiliation: University of Missouri Saint Louis
    I mostly create my own lessons, which are aimed to bring relevant topics to the language classes.
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    Katrin Fuchs
    Affiliation: Valparaiso University
    During a pre-semester teaching orientation, we developed a lesson plan using the FLLITE model to explore a music video advertisement.
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    Alexander Lorenz
    Affiliation: University of Texas at Austin
    Used a lesson from the FLLITE project to teach first semester German students about the ways one can use public transportation in Germany.
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    John Benjamin
    Affiliation: University of Texas at Austin
    Co-created, taught an OER lesson around the music video advertisement text "Is mir egal" in a first semester German language class.
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    Devon Donohue-Bergeler
    Affiliation: University of Texas at Austin
    Co-created and implemented an openly licensed lesson plan in a first-semester collegiate German course
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    Maybel Mesa Morales
    Affiliation: Texas A&M University
    Implemented the digital, OER, social-reading platform eComma to introduce fourth-semester (Spanish 202) students to poetry
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    Kelly Houck
    Affiliation: University of Texas at Austin
    Created an OER for Persian instructors to teach Ahmad Shamlu’s poem “In this Blind Alley,”
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    OER Master Teacher Badge

    An OER Master Teacher is an advanced user of OER who either adopts a large, integrated OER as the curriculum or combines several OER into a coherent curriculum. In this case, the OER are more important to the curriculum than the adopted commercial materials.

    Apply here: https://goo.gl/199xhD

    Eduardo Viana da Silva
    Affiliation: University of Washington
    Develops quizzes, comprehension activities, and more using COERLL's Brazilpod materials.
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    OER Teacher Badge

    An OER Teacher is someone who uses OER primarily to supplement the adopted textbook that defines the curriculum and dictates the classroom activities. In this case, OER are used to update, amplify or improve some elements of commercially-produced materials found to be lacking.

    Apply here: https://goo.gl/TPPpi7

    Evan Bibbee
    Affiliation: Minnesota State University, Mankato
    I adopted Français interactif from @COERLL as the primary text in our 100-level courses & have been using it successfully for 5 years now.
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    Melissa Panter
    I use the Francais Interactif program as the basis for activities, vocabulary and grammar.
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    Shannon Becker
    Affiliation: Northern Illinois University
    With the French Department at Northern Illinois University, adopted Français Interactif as the main textbook for the first three semesters of instruction.
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    Frangina Spandau
    Affiliation: SBCC
    Uses openly accessible online materials with German students at Santa Barbara City College.
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