Tag Archives: creativity

May 6, 2015: What Are Other Educators Thinking?

Let’s learn to find and follow the blogs other educators are writing.

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Resources:

Ten Minutes of Connecting Day 2 (here)

Events: 

7 p.m. EDT: #onedchat Achieving Excellence!  Follow the hashtag on Twitter, and participate if you already have an account.

Challenge:  

Find two blogs that are interesting to you.  Use suggestions you find in the Ten Minutes of Connecting Day 2 Resource, or choose blogs from the margins of this page, or from the Ontario Educators site.

Follow the blogs by email.  Next week, we will ask what you have learned from these blogs so far, so get ready to share!

Later this week we will ask other educators to share their favourite blogs with our newly connected leaders.

Thinking Creatively – Cross Panel Collaboration

At our session on April 21st will we welcome Waterloo Region DSB teachers  Alison Bullock  and  Andrew Bieronski  to share about their experiences with an elementary/secondary cross panel collaborative project.

Join the OSSEMOOC presentation and collaboration room by clicking [here] any time after 7:30 p.m. EDT for our 8:00 start. Alternatively, you tune into our internet radio broadcast.

We look forward to your participation.

Your OSAPAC OSSEMOOC team.

Please Share: How Do School and System Leaders Use Google Apps in Their Practice?

We are collecting the different ways School and System Leaders use Google Apps in their practice.  

The OSSEMOOC team will be sharing this at the GAFE Summit in Kitchener, and then we will share back with Ontario Educators.  

Please take a moment to share how Google Apps are used in your practice.

If nobody shares, nobody learns!

 

ICE Presentation Resources

We extend a sincere thank you to David Sornberger for his presentation on Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship.

The podcast of David’s session is now available for download [here].

Related Reading:

Ministry SHSM Background Document

I.C.E. in high gear

real world problem solving exercise

Students Put Ideas on I.C.E.

Your OSAPAC OSSEMOOC Team

Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship: David Sornberger Leads a Discussion on ICE in SHSM

Join us [here]  to discuss ICE (Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship) in the Specialist High Skills Major program in Ontario.  David Sornberger,  District Principal of School Improvement with Trillium Lakelands District School Board,  shares the work his board is doing with this program.  We encourage you to join in, learn, and share in this conversation.

This discussion is also available on live internet radio and through podcast after the event.  We post recordings on this site as well.

We look forward to this conversation Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 8 p.m. EDT.

Resources: Imagination and Creativity

Today’s post includes the session resources from our March 24th, 2015 session with Stephen Hurley which focused on Imagination and Creativity.

The full session recording of audio and chat is available [here].

We also have a downloadable audio podcast (mp3 version).

Your OSAPAC OSSEMOOC team.

Exploring Imagination and Creativity

OSSEMOOC is thrilled to welcome Stephen Hurley this coming Tuesday, March 24th 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EDT to share some insights and experiences about Imagination and Creativity. We know you will enjoy Stephen’s presentation. Mark your calendar and help spread the word!

Join the online presentation and collaboration room any time after 7:30 by clicking [here].  Alternatively,  if you just want to listen,  join our live internet radio broadcast (at 8:00).

Your OSAPAC OSSEMOOC Team

On deck:

March 31 – Brenda Sherry shares learning with us around the ISTE standards.

April 7 – David Sornberger presents on the innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship (ICE) program for SHSM in TLDSB.

April 21 – Alison Bullock and Andrew Bieronski share their experiences with a cross panel collaborative project.

April 28 – We welcome guest Ron Canuel from CEA (Canadian Education Association) as we discuss the importance of ‘courage’ in education leadership.

May 12 – Alan Levine @cogdog and Darren Kuropatwa @dkuropatwa share their collaborative work around digital storytelling.

Sharing Innovative Practices

Over the next few weeks, our focus will be on Creativity and Innovation. The “open mic” professional learning discussion this evening (March 10th) will provide opportunity for you to hear from a number of Ontario education leaders in terms of observations and reflections on this topic.

Don’t miss out. Click [here] any time after 7:30 p.m. EDT to join the meeting room.  The session will run 8:00 – 9:00.

Future Sessions in this Series

March 17 – What’s happening at uLead? We share with you live from the uLead event in Banff, Alberta. What is the current thinking in international leadership?

March 24 – Stephen Hurley shares about imagination and creativity.

March 31 – Brenda Sherry shares learning with us around the ISTE standards.

April 7 – David Sornberger presents on the innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship (ICE) program for SHSM in TLDSB.

April 21 – Alison Bullock and Andrew Bieronski share their experiences with a cross panel collaborative project.

April 28 – We welcome guest Ron Canuel from CEA (Canadian Education Association) as we discuss the importance of ‘courage’ in education leadership.

Your OSAPAC OSSEMOOC Team

What Innovative Practices Have You Observed?

March is Innovation and Creativity month in the OSSEMOOC community.

Last Tuesday evening, we took time to explore the ICE protocol being introduced to SHSM students in Ontario (in partnership with the Rotman School of Management).

ICE is Innovation – Creativity – Entrpreneurship.

How well do we introduce these concepts to students in Ontario?

What are the differences between Innovation and Creativity?

What are the important aspects to share with students?

These are some of the areas we explored.

On Tuesday, March 10, we will have a number of education leaders sharing their observations around innovative practices in classrooms.  This is not earth-shaking innovation, but simple, doable, innovative thinking around improving the conditions for learning for students in Ontario.

Be sure to drop in and share your stories and to hear how Ontario is moving forward with innovative thinking.

A link to the meeting (Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 8 p.m. EST) will be posted here.

“T-Shaped” People

This post by  David Culberhouse  (Educator, Senior Director Elementary Ed, Previous Principal CA Distinguished School, Co-Moderator West Coast #satchat) is the fourth in a series called  “The Creative Leader”.

Here he explores the notion of ‘T-shaped’ people. His message is clear: leaders need to understand what creativity and innovation look like, and they need to intentionally build a staff with people who have depth of knowledge in one area and who can also branch out and work creatively and collaboratively in another.

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Shared by: David Theriault, English Teacher in southern California (@davidtedu)

The work of leadership is not just to ensure that educators have deep knowledge of their disciplines, but that they have the flexibility to move laterally across the building, across disciplines, across grades to be innovative and creative.

I love this post because I do think that we need to figure out how to become more interdisciplinary in high schools. We need to not just have ‘open doors’, but flattened walls. We need people who can think and create and innovate and initiate from their deep curricular and disciplinary knowledge and who can also take that thinking, creating, innovating beyond their curriculum and discipline to uncharted waters.

Bring on the Ts!!

Shared by: Julie Balen, High School English Teacher, Wikwemikong Board of Education (@jacbalen)

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