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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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Image created by Tina Zita

 

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

#InnovatorsMindset Goes Live Tuesday, February 23 at 8 p.m. EST

A live Hangout on Air conversation about The Innovator’s Mindset will take place Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. EST.

The link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ4322Q4QbE.

Please join us live and on Twitter as we tackle these questions:

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*Images by Tina Zita

If I Could Build a School….

Please be sure to scroll down on the chart for all contributions.  Please contribute by commenting on this post, posting on Twitter under #ossemooc and #onnovatorsmindset, or writing on your own blog and posting the link below.  The list may take up to 5 minutes to refresh after you contribute your link.

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If you have responded to this prompt, please add your blog to the list using the form below.

The form responses will be posted here at 8 p.m. EST for your reading pleasure!

Please see the sample from 2 weeks ago here.

Images by Tina Zita

#InnovatorsMindset Book Club Goes Live!

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Image by Tina Zita

Innovation in Education: ‘What it is, what defines it, and what it looks like in practice.’

Tuesday February 9th:  8 p.m.-9 p.m. EST

In this segment we will discuss the concept and characteristics of innovation presented in chapters 1-3 of the book.

We will also discuss the ways in which we see ourselves, our schools and our Districts exemplifying these characteristics, the innovative practices happening in our Districts, the conditions that have made this possible, and some of the obstacles that get in the way.

Participants are invited to share their ideas and their own stories.

Details and links will be posted here.  Register to have details sent by email or DM on Twitter.

Don’t forget to check out the Innovation Blogs.  Add yours to the list, take time to comment on the work of others, or share your thinking on Twitter #InnovatorsMindset #OSSEMOOC, or comment here.

Learn With Us! Your Invitation to #INNOVATORSMINDSET #OSSEMOOC Book Club

We’ve come to a cross-roads in education: continue with the status quo or innovate. Where do we go next to best support each of our learners? How can we innovate our practice across the province? At its core, what is innovation in education?

 

Using George Couros’ Innovator’s Mindset book as a provocation, educators from across Ontario, in a variety of leadership roles, will engage in book club conversations about innovation in their personal and collective practice.  

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Further details on the Flipagram here: https://flipagram.com/f/i5w9jLfmdQ (or click on the image above)

 

We are a group of Ontario leaders who are interested in delving deeply into the ways in which we can move innovative change forward in the service of our students. We will begin with some of the discussion questions in the book, and our own wonderings and let the conversations go where they may.  We invite everyone who participates to share their questions, their ideas, and their stories.  We have provided a sample overview of what each segment might look like, but we the conversations are intended to be participant driven.

We invite you to join in the conversation!

 

Innovation in Education: ‘What it is, what defines it, and what it looks like in practice.’

Tuesday February 9th

8 p.m.-9 p.m.

In this segment we will discuss the concept and characteristics of innovation presented in chapters 1-3 of the book. We will also discuss the ways in which we see ourselves, our schools and our Districts exemplifying these characteristics, the innovative practices happening in our Districts, the conditions that have made this possible, and some of the obstacles that get in the way.  Participants are invited to share their ideas and their own stories

 

Laying the Groundwork: ‘Empowering a culture of learning and innovation’

Tuesday February 23rd

8 p.m.-9 p.m.

This segment will focus on chapters 4-7 and will explore a few of these questions:

What are the conditions that are required for schools and Districts to move forward?  How can issues such as equity, privacy, & safety be met without stifling a culture of change? What does an innovative leader look like?  How can we empower students and staff to take risks?  How do we move from vision to reality?

 

Unleashing Talent: A Collaborative Journey

Tuesday March 8th

8 p.m.-9 p.m.

Based on chapters 8-12, we hope to explore how leaders might practice balancing trust and autonomy with strong mentorship. We will also consider the role of technology in our schools.  What is personalized learning and how can technology help with personalization?  What might leaders be looking for when they look for innovation in a classroom?

 

Concluding Thoughts: ‘Relentless Restlessness’

Tuesday March 22th

8 p.m.-9 p.m.

Chapters 13 and 14 are named Concluding Thoughts.  In our last book club discussion, we will consider what successful implementation of innovation looks like and how we might measure that success.  We will explore one thing we’d like to change immediately and what actionable steps can be taken to make that change a reality.  We will share our stories and next steps and we invite you to share yours!

 

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