Yolande Brener’s Profile

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Yolande Brener
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About Me
I’ve been teaching in the English Department at CCNY for three years, and in the English Department at BMCC for two. I love game based and interactive education and I love the evolving magic of the English language. After 25 years of experience working as a broadcast television technician for shows including PBS Newshour, the Martha Stewart Show and MTV’s Total Request Live, I completed my MFA in Creative Writing at CCNY. Prior to this, l earned a BA in Fine Art and Film Making at East London University and went on to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Film and Video Making at Central St. Martin’s School of Art. In 2019, I contributed to City College English Department’s OER Guide, presented at an OER workshop for faculty, and presented at the CUNY IT Conference. I am also an award winning author whose work has been discussed on Al Jazeera’s Newshour and Notebook Magazine. I am currently exploring ways to incorporate interactive and student-centered learning into digital platforms using open educational resources.
Instagram
@holycandywriter
Twitter
@yoyobee3
Department
English
Academic Program
Writing and Literature, A.A.

Courses

English Composition 101 | Fall 2020 | Yolande Brener

English Composition 101 | Fall 2020 | Yolande Brener

In this course we will write three main essays and have one final exam. The essays will focus on close reading and analysis of a text, comparison of texts, and writing a thesis driven researched essay. Our readings and exercises will focus on the theme of IDENTITY.

English 201 Fall 2020 Brener

English 201 Fall 2020 Brener

In this class, we will study three genres of literature: fiction, poetry, and drama. You will write three main essays.

Communities

Open Pedagogy/Word Press Seminar | Summer 2020

Open Pedagogy/Word Press Seminar | Summer 2020

A virtual seminar for faculty who applied and were accepted to participate in June 2020.

Teaching on the OpenLab

Teaching on the OpenLab

A place for BMCC faculty who are teaching (or considering teaching) on the OpenLab to connect and share ideas. Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay

OER Course Redesign Seminar | Summer 2020

OER Course Redesign Seminar | Summer 2020

A virtual seminar for faculty who applied and were selected to participate in June 2020.

Projects

Teach On!

Teach On!

A space for faculty to share ideas about how to support student learning during the transition to distance learning for the remainder of Spring 2020. Please request to join if you are faculty at BMCC. Click on “Visit Project Site” in the upper right to access BMCC’s Course Continuity Resources website.