Dr. Debbie Baker
OER Coordinator, Open Maricopa & Instructional Designer, Maricopa Center for Learning and Innovation
Maricopa Community Colleges
Dr. Deboarh Baker is a dedicated educator and trailblazer in the realm of student-centered learning and open pedagogy. With a 28-year tenure in education, Dr. Baker's expertise extends beyond theory to practical implementation, where she has successfully guided educators in incorporating open pedagogy principles. Innovative approaches include designing authentic assessments, integrating real-world projects, and tapping into students' passions and skills to enrich the learning experience.
As the current OER Coordinator for Open Maricopa, Dr. Baker brings a wealth of experience and insight into the transformative power of open pedagogy. Her work has centered on reshaping traditional classroom dynamics by involving students in the co-creation of curriculum, fostering a collaborative and dynamic learning environment.