Category Archives: Events

Resources from EdCamp Waterloo 2016

Today’s post shares the recordings of two streamed conversations from EdCamp Waterloo (2016).

Many thanks to the event organizers for a rich day of learning and sharing.

EdCamp Waterloo: Learning Spaces

EdCamp Waterloo: Google Apps

Enjoy the learning.

Your OSAPAC OSSEMOOC Team.

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Lots and Lots of Self-Directed Professional Learning Options!

OSSEMOOC (Awesome-MOOC) is committed to providing OPEN, FREE and relevant professional learning for all educators, with a focus on Ontario Education Leaders.

  1. What’s your “OneWord” for 2016?

Screen Shot 2016-01-14 at 3.17.39 PMTweet the word to #OneWordONT by January 15 to be included in this year’s list.

Need some inspiration?  Check these out:

Lisa Neale

Julie Balen

Melanie White

Julia Rowe

Tina Zita

Aviva Dunsiger

Diana Maliszewski

Velia Viola

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2.  Leveraging Twitter for Rich Professional Learning

3. Get your copy of Innovator’s Mindset.  The book club is coming! Contribute your thinking here.  We will start emailing details on Monday, Jan. 18.

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Twitter For Rich Professional Learning Starts Today

OSSEMOOC (Awesome-MOOC) is committed to providing OPEN, FREE and relevant professional learning for all educators, with a focus on Ontario Education Leaders.

Today we begin our 4th mini-MOOC of the 2105-2016 school year.  Please join us for 15 days of Leveraging Twitter for Rich Professional Learning. You may register for the course here*, or simply follow along as we post learning opportunities each day.

Stay tuned for more information on our provincial online book club: The Innovator’s Mindset**.  Sign up here for full email information on the book club events.

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More details here – Check out this flipagram.

Also, remember that the #OneWordONT word cloud deadline is January 15.  Share the one word that will guide your growth in 2016 using the hashtag.

 

*If you have registered, and you do not receive an email welcome by tomorrow at 8 a.m., please contact ossemooc at gmail dot com.

**Please note that there is a discount if you order 10+ books.  Contact ossemooc at gmail dot com for more information.

Two New OSSEMOOC Mini-MOOC Courses Start Today! You are welcome to join in!

This fall, #OSSEMOOC has been facilitating some mini-MOOCs to help educators become connected.

So far, we have posted a 3-week course called Twitter for Absolute Beginners and a second 3-week course called Twitter for Self-Directed Learning.

Today, we start Twitter for Education Leaders, and a second iteration of Twitter for Absolute Beginners.

You can sign up for all of our courses here.  You can also just work through the resources at your own pace on the sites.  They will remain up for anyone to use at any time.

If you are starting courses today, you will receive an email before the end of the day outlining how to get started.  The message will come from ossemooc at gmail dot com, so please watch for this in your junk mail if you do not receive it.

Congratulations on starting on the path to becoming a connected learner.   Please share this information with colleagues who want to get connected.

 

#OSSEMOOC at #BIT15

Welcome to #BIT15!

Be sure to follow the #BIT15 hashtag and the #OSSEMOOC hashtag over the next few days as we lead learning here in Niagara Falls.

Today, @OSSEMOOC is at Minds on Media, supporting educators in learning to connect and self-direct their learning in online environments.  Please drop in, have a chat, and share some learning.

Thank you to Brenda Sherry and Peter Skillen for inviting us to take part in their amazing learning event.

OSSEMOOC will also be supporting a blogging cafe at #BIT15.  Drop in and visit for a chance to have some quiet time to share your learning or to get some personal support in learning to blog.

We look forward to learning together at #BIT15!  Please drop in and make the f2f connection with your “online” PLN.

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#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

Thanks to All of the Contributors to What’s Your Next, Ontario?

An enormous THANK YOU to all of the courageous Ontario educators who shared their next step.

 

Kudos to:

Heather Theijsmeijer 

Aviva Dunsiger 

Michael Brown 

Helen Dewaard 

Anne Shillolo 

Brandon Grasley 

Christie Currie #eladsb

Sue Dunlop 

Julie Balen 

Kendra Grant 

Chris Theijsmeijer 

Frank Calvano #eladsb

Melissa Roth 

Stephen Hurley 

Sarah McLeod 

Danuta Woloszynowicz 

Lisa Neale 

Kaila O’Callaghan 

Andy Forgrave 

Laurie Azzi 

Ed Doadt 

Donna Miller Fry @fryed

Mark W. Carbone 

Keep connecting, learning and sharing.  We all benefit from learning together!

@ossemooc #ossemooc

#ontedleaders

 

 

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

New Twitter Courses Starting

Thanks to Peter Skillen and Brenda Sherry for leading the #CE15L chat last night, digging into the topic of “Learning”.  We have many thoughts and ideas to pursue as we continue through our knowledge building together this month.  Please register here if you want to join the conversation.

#OSSEMOOC has new “mini-mooc” courses starting in the next few weeks.  Please show your colleagues our offerings and invite them to register here to receive instructional email messages.  Of course anyone can follow the learning without registering.