Curating Visible Learning in #onted

We hope you have enjoyed the work of two Ontario bloggers over the past two days, Leigh Cassell and Michelle Parrish.

After two years of promoting connected learners, OSSEMOOC is updating its blogroll to feature active education bloggers in Ontario and beyond.

Please share your blog information with us in the form below.  We will be removing links to blogs that are no longer active, and providing a curated list of blogs to help direct readers to the information they are looking for.

Thank you for your dedication to making your learning and thinking visible to others.

If you are not a blogger, please continue to visit this site so you might learn from your colleagues, and see examples of educators who believe in building our knowledge together.

Featured image shared under a Creative Commons Attribution – Non-commercial license by Thomas Hawk.

Classroom Reflections

As we continue our focus on blogging, today we feature the reflective practice of KPDSB teacher Michelle Parrish. We can learn so much from teachers who openly reflect on the work they do with our young people.

You might remember Michelle’s insights as she also generously shared with us as a guest panellist during the Innovator’s Mindset book club Google Hangouts on Air.

Thanks, Michelle, for your generous open practice that helps us build knowledge together.

Please take a moment to read and comment on Michelle’s blog, or the blogs of her students, here:  https://mproom31.wordpress.com

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Focus on Blogging!

This week, we will focus on the Ontario educators and the aspiring educators who are sharing openly with the world.

We build knowledge together when we share our learning openly.

Dr. Carol Campbell, Advisor to the Ontario Minister of Education, tells us that blogging is the foundation of our professional learning.

We encourage all of you to blog your learning.  Make it open and searchable for others.

This week we will feature Ontario bloggers who are role models for all of us in building this learning together.

Let’s begin with Ontario Education Leader Leigh Cassell, one of our amazing leaders of #innovatorsmindset Book Study

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We’re Heading to #GAFESUMMIT #TBAY and we Need Your Help!

After a successful weekend of learning at #GAFESUMMIT Ontario in Kitchener last weekend, OSSEMOOC is heading to Thunder Bay this weekend for their first ever Google Apps for Education Summit, hosted by Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board.

OSSEMOOC will be sharing all the great ways leaders use technology to streamline their workload.  We want to share ideas with our northern leaders.  Please contribute to the list of ideas below.

Your contributions will appear within 5 minutes of submitting the form.

Thanks for helping all leaders learn from your work!

Be sure to scroll to see all of the responses.  Responses refresh about every 5 minutes.  You may need to also refresh this page to see the changes.

#InnovatorsMindset: Focus on New and Aspiring Educators

Today we want to express enormous thanks to our six Ontario leaders who spent 4 months of their very busy educator lives organizing and leading the #innovatorsmindset book study.

You are all amazing leaders!

Tina Zita

Jennifer Casa-Todd

Lisa Noble

Patrick Miller

Stacey Wallwin

Leigh Cassell

As we move into April and May, #OSSEMOOC will focus on new and aspiring educators.  We will highlight new and aspiring educator blogs, supporting them in making their learning visible to all.

If you are an aspiring educator, or a new teacher, please join OSSEMOOC here and share the link to your blog.  We will highlight your writing here to help you connect with other educators.

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#innovatorsmindset Blog Hop #4: All the Live Action is Right Here

It’s blog hop day in the #innovatorsmindset book study!

Have you done some writing on this topic?  Please add it to the form below. It’s March Break, so we are taking some time with this one.

Here are the blogs that have been submitted so far. Please enjoy reading and commenting!

We encourage you to keep writing, keep thinking, keep adding to the list.  Let’s really make a big contribution to the knowledge base on this idea.  This is a BIG one to tackle and an important one to consider.

We can all learn more about how we can measure the impact of changing practice in ensuring all our learners will thrive in this changing world.  We look forward to your contributions to our collective understanding of how we can do this well.

 

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You don’t have a blog? We are happy to post your work for you here on #OSSEMOOC, or just add to the comments below, or post a quick tweet under #innovatorsmindset #ossemooc hashtags, or post to the Voxer Group for the Book Club.

#InnovatorsMindset Blog Hop #4: Measurement!

Yes, it is March Break, but we never stop learning!

This week we are tackling the BIG question, and we are saying, “Take your time with this one!”.

We will still reveal the blogs at 8 p.m. on March 15, but please feel free to take the time you need to think this through, and post when you are ready.  Post more than once, in fact!

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The form to collect the links to the blogs will be posted here shortly.
The links will be published here at 8 p.m. March 15.

Please take the time to contribute to our collective understanding.

Image by Alan Levine CC-BY-2.0

#innovatorsmindset Online Book Study At A Glance

Welcome to the #ossemooc #ontedleaders #innovatorsmindset online book study!

(Join here for email updates of events)

We are six education leaders in Ontario from 6 different school boards, supported by #ossemooc to provide learning opportunities for educators around The Innovator’s Mindset book by George Couros.

So far we have:

An ongoing Voxer Group: Join here

Three blog hops inspired by questions in the book.  We are still accepting responses so join in!  If blogging isn’t for you (yet), then please take a moment to comment on the blogs.

Blog Hop 1

Blog Hop 2

Blog Hop 3

Google Hangout on Air Book Talks and Twitter Chats

GHO on air 1

GHO on air 2

Twitter Chat 1

Twitter Chat 2

Coming up:  Tuesday March 8: Innovator’s Mindset Google Hangout on Air and Twitter Chat.

 

 

Tina Zita

Jennifer Casa-Todd

Lisa Noble

Patrick Miller

Stacey Wallwin

Leigh Cassell

(supported by Mark Carbone and Donna Fry)

images by Sylvia Duckworth

 

#InnovatorsMindset BlogHop 3: We Welcome You!

Yes it’s time again for the #innovatorsmindset blog hop!

You didn’t even know what a Blog Hop was 3 weeks ago, right?  And now you are going to participate in one, right? Yes you are!

We learn best when we are just outside of our comfort zones, and here at #ossemooc, we do everything WITH you to help support you along the way.

So…

Please do some writing on this topic.  Post it on your blog, then add your name, twitter handle and blog link into the form below.

Here are the links to the blogs created so far. More are always welcome. Remember that there can be about a 5 minute delay between filling out the form and seeing the blog link here.

You don’t have a blog?  We are happy to post your work for you here on #OSSEMOOC, or just add to the comments below, or post a quick tweet under #innovatorsmindset #ossemooc hashtags, or post to the Voxer Group for the Book Club.

See?  Easy Peasy!!  Now just sit back, read, and maybe comment on a blog or two.

 

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The “What Ifs” are on page 117, 118 of The Innovator’s Mindset (copied below)

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Top Image by Tina Zita

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