Category Archives: Sharing Learning

Ontario Educator Blogs: Reconsidering “Bullying”

We have amazing thinkers here in #onted!

Take time to read Ontario Educator blogs, and take time to share your blog with us here if you are a blogger in the #onted scene.  Or, Tweet the link to @ossemooc.

Today we are featuring the work of Ontario Blogger, Andrew Kelly (@therealMrKelly).

Andrew wants us to reconsider the use of the word “bully” and the way we approach bullying in schools.  This post is worth your time!

 

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Blog by Andrew Kelly: http://mrkelly.commons.hwdsb.on.ca/2016/04/12/stop-using-the-word-bully/

 

Featured Image by Andrew Kelly.

A Focus on Digital Leadership: Learning from Each Other

OSSEMOOC Moving Forward

 

When leaders make their LEARNING visible, when they make their IDEAS visible, it gives all of us a chance to share and learn together.

An idea shouldn’t stay in your head!  Share it and let others help you make it real.

We are pleased to see how Ontario bloggers, and education bloggers from outside Ontario are sharing their work here at OSSEMOOC.  We have curated the blogs for you to the right, and we have moved “30 days to get connected”, our popular self-directed learning series, to the left of the site.

We continue to invite bloggers to share their links and blog descriptions by filling out the form here (link in upper right of this page).

We are now taking our learning from two years of OSSEMOOC to redesign and rethink how this site can best serve the needs of leading learners in Ontario.

Please help us by sharing your ideas in the comments, or by emailing us at ossemooc at gmail dot com.  We invite you to share in building an open site that supports your learning needs.

 

BLOG FEATURE

 

Today we feature the blog of SNCDSB Principal Kim Figliomeni (@kfilane). You can access her work here: https://kfilane.wordpress.com/

Kim shares the wonderful story of becoming a digital leader.  It is inspiring for all leaders working to build their own learning around digital leadership.  Please connect with Kim and share your own journey.  By extending our PLN, we can learn more together.

Thanks to Kim for openly sharing her work with other leading learners.

 

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Blog by Kim Figliomeni: https://kfilane.wordpress.com/

 

 

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Curating Visible Learning in #onted

We hope you have enjoyed the work of two Ontario bloggers over the past two days, Leigh Cassell and Michelle Parrish.

After two years of promoting connected learners, OSSEMOOC is updating its blogroll to feature active education bloggers in Ontario and beyond.  You can see to the right  ——>

how we are adding ACTIVE blogs to the site, curated so that you can find what you are looking for.

Please share your blog information with us in the form below.  We will be removing links to blogs that are no longer active.

Thank you for your dedication to making your learning and thinking visible to others.

If you are not a blogger, please continue to visit this site so you might learn from your colleagues, and see examples of educators who believe in building our knowledge together.

Featured image shared under a Creative Commons Attribution – Non-commercial license by Thomas Hawk.

Classroom Reflections

As we continue our focus on blogging, today we feature the reflective practice of KPDSB teacher Michelle Parrish. We can learn so much from teachers who openly reflect on the work they do with our young people.

You might remember Michelle’s insights as she also generously shared with us as a guest panellist during the Innovator’s Mindset book club Google Hangouts on Air.

Thanks, Michelle, for your generous open practice that helps us build knowledge together.

Please take a moment to read and comment on Michelle’s blog, or the blogs of her students, here:  https://mproom31.wordpress.com

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It’s About the Spread: Sharing Teacher Thinking

At last year’s 21C Roundtable, there were many conversations about how to spread “best practice” around the province.

Over the past year, speakers such as Pak Tee Ng and Simon Breakspear have emphasized that learning is contextual, and a “best practice” in one setting might not translate well into another setting, but educators can adapt and adopt the ideas of others to suit their environment.

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One great way to spread “best practice” is to have educators share their work and their thinking openly on their blog.

Today we highlight the writing of Jamie Reaburn Weir, as she documents her thinking about her work.

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While I read Jamie’s blog faithfully, I was particularly drawn to her post entitled “Team Teaching“. It’s a powerful post, in that Jamie reflects on her own state of mind during this busy time, her conversations with her colleague, Andrew Bieronski, and his visit to her classroom.  But the real gem is the documentation of the student voice after the visit, and Jamie’s reflections on how team teaching might change the learning opportunities for her students.

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As leaders, how can we enable, encourage and nurture this type of open practice (team teaching, deep conversations about learning, and blogging/sharing openly)?

Take a moment to comment on one of Jamie’s rich posts, and consider how her work can inform the work of other educators in 2016.

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!

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#ontedleaders