Mini Mooc 1 Resources

Many thanks to  Brenda Sherry  and  Peter J. Leblanc  for leading our first mini mooc learning opportunity.

Resources from the session tonight (2014-09-24).

Mini Mooc #1  Session Recording

Why do we connect?

Benefits of  new connections




Mini-MOOC 1

OSSEMOOC professional learning opportunities  for the 14/15  school year officially get underway this week with our first “mini-mooc” session presented by  Brenda Sherry  and  Peter J. LeBlanc.

Their getting connected session is scheduled for Wednesday September 24th at 7:00 p.m. (EDT).   Join our online presentation room by clicking   [here]  any time after 6:30 p.m.

If you are joining us for the first time or perhaps using a new computer since our last session,   please allow a few minutes for the necessary plugins to download and install.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.


Kickoff: OSSEMOOC 14/15 Professional Learning Opportunities

We hope that your 14/15 school year has had a great start and that you are now settled in and ready to think about professional learning opportunities.

Your OSSEMOOC team is busy planning an exciting year of events for you which will include:

  • developing professional connections
  • participating in rich online live voice and chat sessions
  • participation in Twitter chats
  • studying publications with other leaders
  • discussing current educational issues in Ontario
  • viewing live-streamed conference presentations
  • benefitting from 1:1 support

Many of our early activities are centered around “mini-moocs” – short sessions designed to help you get connected and develop skills with a variety of online tools. Please note the following session times that are already booked:

  • Live Streaming Learning from Ed Camp Barrie (Sept. 27th)
  • Getting Connected by Brenda Sherry (Sept. 24th at 7:00 p.m.)
  • Flipping Your Staff Meeting by Mark McMath (Oct. 14th at 8:00 p.m.)
  • Google Tools For Administrators by Bill MacKenzie (Oct. 15th at 4:00 p.m.)

We hope that you will include OSSEMOOC in your professional learning this year.  Please check  regularly for updates.

~Mark & Donna
Your OSSEMOOC Connected Learning Team

Learning is Messy

We have all heard the phrase ‘learning is messy’.

When we hear the phrase, do we think only about student learning?

Are we okay with the idea that our learning will be messy too?  We will be frustrated, we may get emotional, and we may be afraid to keep going.

Learning is messy. Expect it! Do it anyway!

Learning is Messy from James Michie on Vimeo.

Here is more thinking on messy learning from Dr. Jackie Gerstein.

Make 2014 the Year You Learn to Connect

#OSSEMOOC is a learning community.

Connected learners need connected leaders.  OSSEMOOC is here to support you in connecting with other education leaders.

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