Tag Archives: change

#InnovatorsMindset Blog Hop!

Welcome to our first event/activity to help share our thinking in the #innovatorsmindset #ossemooc book study.

Our first blog hop prompt is:

What Does Innovation Mean to You?

Share your thoughts on your own blog.  Fill out the form below (under the chart – scroll down!) with the link to your blog.

Use the links to read what educators think about innovation (please remember to scroll through the full list).


Continue to contribute your writing on this topic whenever you can.

We will host the live list on the #innovatorsmindset book club page for reference at any time.

Don’t have a blog? Get started here or sign up for our Beginner Blogging course starting next week.  Blogging is the perfect way to participate in the book club.  Own your own work!

You can also use the comments on this blog to share your thinking about innovation.

We can’t wait to read your reflections on this topic.  Let’s learn together!

Please fill out the form with the link to your blog here.

(There is a slight delay (~5 minutes) between filling out the form and the appearance of your blog on this list.  If it does not appear, please contact ossemooc at gmail dot com for support.)

*Featured image shared by Tina Zita.

Change Readiness: What is your approach?

Today’s Picture & Post is by Mark W. Carbone.

I typically listen to  Craig Norris on CBC KW 89.1  on my morning drive  into the office and yesterday was no different.  I happened to catch an interview Craig did with Roger Farwell, the new CEO of Creative Enterprise Inc.


What caught my attention in the interview was the idea of one’s “change stance”.   In a time of rapid change you can sit back and see what happens OR actively ‘play in the space’ to position yourself for the best possible outcome.

Lets apply this notion to education.  This is a time of rapid change in many areas of the K12 environment.

  • instructional practice: facilitated, inquiry based, PBL, collaborative etc.
  •  assessment practices
  • technology enabled learning
  • SAMR
  • owning your own professional learning
  • sharing
  • reflecting
  • collaborating
  • making your thinking visible
  • mobility
  • technology trends
  • bring your own devices (BYOD)
  • etc.

Summer reflection challenge:  What will your approach be to educational change?  Will you sit back and see what happens OR actively ‘play in the space’ to position yourself for the best possible outcome?

Read the CBC Creative Enterprise Initiative (CEI) post.

OSSEMOOC Double Header Learning Day

Mark your calendar for  OSSEMOOC  double header  learning day on June 17th.

4:00 Event:   Join Manitoba’s  Darren Kuropatwa (spotlight speaker at Connect 2014) to dig into Digital Storytelling for Education Leaders.  Darren’s work is engaging and fun.  He has so much to share about digital storytelling!  The meeting room  will be open at 3:30 EDT.  Click  [here]  to join.

Note: Darren will also be joining Alan Levine (@cogdog) to host a major event for OSSEMOOC in the fall.


8:00 Event:   Join Stephen Hurley (CEA, Keynote OTRK12 2014) to explore questions about schools and learning.  What do we change? What do we keep?


Use your voice and join the meeting room [here] (meeting room open at 7:30 EDT).

Note: Stephen will also be leading a fall event for OSSEMOOC.

We look forward to learning through these sessions.