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