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I have 36 years experience in K-12 education. I have been fortunate to work in many different roles including teacher, department head, ICT consultant, IT Manager and CIO. Personal interests include performing in the Venturi Winds woodwind quintet, the Cambridge Symphony and the KW Community Orchestra as well as composing and arranging music. Connect, Learn, Reflect & Share - make a difference today!

#OSSEMOOC Twitter Chat

This week our learning and connecting opportunities include an OSSEMOOC hosted twitter chat on Tuesday November 3rd at 8:00 p.m. (EST).

TwitterBird

New to Twitter chats?  Here are a few resources that explain the basics.

  1. Demonstrating twitter chats (OSSEMOOC resource)
  2. Day 8: Peeking inside a Twitter Chat (OSSEMOOC resource)
  3.  Beginners guide to twitter chats
  4. How to participate in a tweet chat

Our topic this week is learning through curation, and will use the  #ossemooc  hashtag.  We hope you will take some time to join in! 

Sharing Our Learning: Timing  and Guideline (Revised) 

8:00  Welcome
8:08  Q1:  Share something that you are currently reading for professional learning (book, blog etc.).
8:16  Q2:  Share something that you learned on Twitter that was relevant to you.
8:24  Q3:  What tool has worked best for you to curate information online? What did you like about it?
8:32  Q4:  Share one tool that you would like to learn more about.
8:40  Q5:   What is one thing that you would like to explore by the end of 2015?
8:48 Q6:  Share with the group an event that you would like to attend virtually. (#hashtag or conference link).
8:59  Wrap up

Hey Ontario, What is your Next?

In response to this post on the theme of What is your Next?, OSSEMOOC is thrilled to have the “answer” video posted live this morning as part of the K12 Online Conference.  Check out the conference details and the OSSEMOOC collaborative video  [here].

Your OSAPAC OSSEMOOC Team

Mark Your Twitter Calendar

Your OSSEMOOC Team has been busy planning our Twitter  ‘NEXT’.  During the week of Oct. 26th, we offer two online “drop in” sessions to provide an opportunity for you to ask questions, share experiences or just say hello via text chat or voice discussion.

These sessions will run as follows:  Tuesday October 27th at 8:00 – 8:30 p.m. EDT  and Wednesday October 28th at 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. EDT.   Join the Adobe Connect session by clicking  here.

November Kickoff:

On Tuesday Nov. 3rd, we will host a live twitter chat 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EDT. Watch for an upcoming blog post outlining the process and questions.

Enjoy learning from the BIT15 conference by following the  #BIT15 twitter stream November 4th through 6th.

Your OSAPAC OSSEMOOC Team

Learning Connection Session Resources

Thanks again to Aviva Dunsiger (@avivaloca) for an informative and inspiring session on leveraging social media for learning, connections and community. Here are the resources from the session:

1. Session Recording

2. Podcast – to be added

3. Slidedeck via slideshare.

4. Class Daily Shoot.

5. A story about literacy centres.

6. 105 The Hive – student led internet radio

7. Bloggers cafe with livescribe.

8. Ideas for parent engagement.

9. Digital Citizenship survival kit

Happy learning!

Your OSAPAC OSSEMOOC Team

Learning Connections

On June 2,   Aviva Dunsiger  (@avivaloca)  joins us at  8:00 EDT  to share her journey in engaging students and parents through social media to maximize her classroom learning community opportunities  and deepen the experiences.

Join the online presentation and collaboration space any time after 7:30 p.m. EDT by clicking [here].

Alternatively, you may join the internet radio broadcast.

We look forward to your participation.

Your OSAPAC OSSEMOOC Team

 

Curation and Information Literacy

This Tuesday, May 26th at 8:00 p.m. EDT, we are thrilled to welcome Deborah McCallum  (@bigideasinedu)  to share her work on curation as an important part of information literacy,  a skill that serves educators and learners alike. Whether used as an instructional strategy or skill for learning, it is an effective element of knowledge building, taking ownership, and bringing context to the learning process.

You may join the online presentation and collaboration room anytime after 7:30 p.m. EDT by clicking  [here].  As an alternative, you may listen to our  internet radio broadcast.

We look forward to your participation.

Your OSAPAC OSSEMOOC team.

Digital Storytelling

On Tuesday May 12th,  we are pleased to welcome Alan Levine (@cogdog) and Darren Kuropatwa  (@dkuropatwa)  share their collaborative work around connecting and the power of digital storytelling.

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@dkuropatwa is the Curriculum Coordinator at St. James-Assiniboia School Division in Manitoba

 

 

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Alan Levine explains himself here: http://cogdog.info/ We know him affectionately as @cogdog

 

This session will begin at 8:00 p.m. EDT.  Join the online presentation and collaboration space anytime after 7:30 by clicking [here].

This is not just a sit and get! Bring your phone or tablet or camera and participate!

Alternatively, feel free to listen in via our internet radio broadcast.

We look forward to your participation in this session.  Here’s a sneak peak at what is planned.

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Click the image for the full digital story!

 

Your OSAPAC OSSEMOOC Team.

Resources from Ron Canuel’s session

We are pleased to share the resources from our internet radio broadcast and twitter chat with Ron Canuel last night.

Download the podcast [here], and the twitter chat has been captured in Storify.   Keep the conversation going at  #ossemooc.

As a courtesy reminder there will not be an OSSEMOOC open mic session May 5th due to schedule complexities. We encourage you to extend your personal learning through other self directed approaches.

We look forward to you joining us on May 12 when Alan Levine @cogdog and Darren Kuropatwa @dkuropatwa share their collaborative work around digital storytelling.

Your OSAPAC OSSEMOOC Team.

Courage in Education Leadership

On Tuesday April 28th, we welcome guest Ron Canuel from the Canadian Education Association (CEA) as we discuss the importance of ‘courage‘ in education leadership.

Please note:  Due to travel complexities we will be using a different approach for our session tonight.  Tune in to our  internet radio broadcast at 8:00 EDT to listen to Ron’s presentation.  Our discussion will happen through a twitter using the #ossemooc hash tag.

We look forward to your participation.

Your OSAPAC OSSEMOOC team.