Category Archives: #innovatorsmindset

#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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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

Get Writing! BlogHop #2 is up Feb. 16!

If you missed the first blog hop, now is the time to catch up!

Write your answer to this question on your blog, as a comment here, or on Twitter.  Share the link on Tuesday on the form that you will find right here.

Let’s build a library of ideas together!

Here’s the question:

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Image by Tina Zita

Get thinking and writing!

#INNOVATORSMINDSET LIVE EVENT TODAY

Join us at 8 p.m. EST today for a live discussion of The Innovator’s Mindset Chapters 1-3.

Participate online through Twitter.  Share your questions and comments under #innovatorsmindset and #OSSEMOOC

Please use this link to join the live Google Hangout on Air:

Questions for tonight’s event:

Q1INNOVATIVEPREACTICE

 

 

Q2Constraints

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Image shared by Sylvia Duckworth https://www.flickr.com/photos/15664662@N02/

Q3TraitsYouEmbody

 

 

1. What is an example of a practice that you consider to be innovative? How is it new or better than what you had before?
2. What are some examples of innovation that you have seen within constraints, both inside and outside of school?
3. What trait of the innovator’s’ mindset do you most embody – how would you foster those in other people.

*Images with questions by Tina Zita