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#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

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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.

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#InnovatorsMindset Book Club Goes Live!

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Innovation in Education: ‘What it is, what defines it, and what it looks like in practice.’

Tuesday February 9th:  8 p.m.-9 p.m. EST

In this segment we will discuss the concept and characteristics of innovation presented in chapters 1-3 of the book.

We will also discuss the ways in which we see ourselves, our schools and our Districts exemplifying these characteristics, the innovative practices happening in our Districts, the conditions that have made this possible, and some of the obstacles that get in the way.

Participants are invited to share their ideas and their own stories.

Details and links will be posted here.  Register to have details sent by email or DM on Twitter.

Don’t forget to check out the Innovation Blogs.  Add yours to the list, take time to comment on the work of others, or share your thinking on Twitter #InnovatorsMindset #OSSEMOOC, or comment here.

#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).

WE WANT MORE!

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.

It’s February! Time for #InnovatorsMindset Book Club

Join over 100 educators in the book club and get on our mailing list here: https://ossemooc.wordpress.com/innovatorsmindset-book-club/

An email went out to everyone today.  If you signed up before Jan. 29 and did not receive the email, please contact ossemooc at gmail dot com and we will ensure you are on the mailing list (typos do happen).

If you signed up after January 29,  we will update the mailing list and you will be notified by email tomorrow.

Follow this blog (see top left of this page) for regular updates by email.

We look forward to learning with you!

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Learn With Us! Your Invitation to #INNOVATORSMINDSET #OSSEMOOC Book Club

We’ve come to a cross-roads in education: continue with the status quo or innovate. Where do we go next to best support each of our learners? How can we innovate our practice across the province? At its core, what is innovation in education?

 

Using George Couros’ Innovator’s Mindset book as a provocation, educators from across Ontario, in a variety of leadership roles, will engage in book club conversations about innovation in their personal and collective practice.  

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Further details on the Flipagram here: https://flipagram.com/f/i5w9jLfmdQ (or click on the image above)

 

We are a group of Ontario leaders who are interested in delving deeply into the ways in which we can move innovative change forward in the service of our students. We will begin with some of the discussion questions in the book, and our own wonderings and let the conversations go where they may.  We invite everyone who participates to share their questions, their ideas, and their stories.  We have provided a sample overview of what each segment might look like, but we the conversations are intended to be participant driven.

We invite you to join in the conversation!

 

Innovation in Education: ‘What it is, what defines it, and what it looks like in practice.’

Tuesday February 9th

8 p.m.-9 p.m.

In this segment we will discuss the concept and characteristics of innovation presented in chapters 1-3 of the book. We will also discuss the ways in which we see ourselves, our schools and our Districts exemplifying these characteristics, the innovative practices happening in our Districts, the conditions that have made this possible, and some of the obstacles that get in the way.  Participants are invited to share their ideas and their own stories

 

Laying the Groundwork: ‘Empowering a culture of learning and innovation’

Tuesday February 23rd

8 p.m.-9 p.m.

This segment will focus on chapters 4-7 and will explore a few of these questions:

What are the conditions that are required for schools and Districts to move forward?  How can issues such as equity, privacy, & safety be met without stifling a culture of change? What does an innovative leader look like?  How can we empower students and staff to take risks?  How do we move from vision to reality?

 

Unleashing Talent: A Collaborative Journey

Tuesday March 8th

8 p.m.-9 p.m.

Based on chapters 8-12, we hope to explore how leaders might practice balancing trust and autonomy with strong mentorship. We will also consider the role of technology in our schools.  What is personalized learning and how can technology help with personalization?  What might leaders be looking for when they look for innovation in a classroom?

 

Concluding Thoughts: ‘Relentless Restlessness’

Tuesday March 22th

8 p.m.-9 p.m.

Chapters 13 and 14 are named Concluding Thoughts.  In our last book club discussion, we will consider what successful implementation of innovation looks like and how we might measure that success.  We will explore one thing we’d like to change immediately and what actionable steps can be taken to make that change a reality.  We will share our stories and next steps and we invite you to share yours!

 

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Twitter For Rich Professional Learning Starts Today

OSSEMOOC (Awesome-MOOC) is committed to providing OPEN, FREE and relevant professional learning for all educators, with a focus on Ontario Education Leaders.

Today we begin our 4th mini-MOOC of the 2105-2016 school year.  Please join us for 15 days of Leveraging Twitter for Rich Professional Learning. You may register for the course here*, or simply follow along as we post learning opportunities each day.

Stay tuned for more information on our provincial online book club: The Innovator’s Mindset**.  Sign up here for full email information on the book club events.

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More details here – Check out this flipagram.

Also, remember that the #OneWordONT word cloud deadline is January 15.  Share the one word that will guide your growth in 2016 using the hashtag.

 

*If you have registered, and you do not receive an email welcome by tomorrow at 8 a.m., please contact ossemooc at gmail dot com.

**Please note that there is a discount if you order 10+ books.  Contact ossemooc at gmail dot com for more information.