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Harvard Graduate School of Education on OSSEMOOC

As part of an international study on personalized learning, Harvard Graduate School of Education reported on Ontario’s OSSEMOOC.

Please take time to read the Ontario section of the report, or the full international report here.

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Harvard Graduate School of Education Report on OSSEMOOC

Sincere thanks to the many Ontario Education Leaders who supported OSSEMOOC and learned together over the past two years.

OSSEMOOC is no longer funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education, and therefore, it is no longer maintained by OSAPAC.

We’re Heading to #GAFESUMMIT #TBAY and we Need Your Help!

After a successful weekend of learning at #GAFESUMMIT Ontario in Kitchener last weekend, OSSEMOOC is heading to Thunder Bay this weekend for their first ever Google Apps for Education Summit, hosted by Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board.

OSSEMOOC will be sharing all the great ways leaders use technology to streamline their workload.  We want to share ideas with our northern leaders.  Please contribute to the list of ideas below.

Your contributions will appear within 5 minutes of submitting the form.

Thanks for helping all leaders learn from your work!

Be sure to scroll to see all of the responses.  Responses refresh about every 5 minutes.  You may need to also refresh this page to see the changes.

Connected Leadership for the 2015-2016 School Year

As you think about your role as a leader during the 2015-2016 school year, you know that being connected is an important part of your work.  A simple first step to connecting with other leaders around the province and around the world is learning to leverage social media for professional learning.

Educators learn and share together on Twitter.

Update: CBC’s interview on why principals and teacher must be on social media

OSSEMOOC is an open support system for leaders to learn to connect and self-direct their professional learning.  A perfect starting point is to get connected on Twitter.

If you are uneasy about getting on social media, here are some steps you can take to access professional learning anonymously.  This is a great starting point for beginners.

On May 5, 2015, we shared how you can use Twitter as a public library.  Read the full post and access all the resources here or start with just the short screencast below.


Once you are ready to be a participant on Twitter, this resource will help you get started.

This short screencast shows you what you will learn.


Check the OSSEMOOC site daily for more support in becoming a connected leader in 2015-2106.

May 21, 2015: Curating Content with Scoop.It

Yesterday we looked at the important digital literacy skill of curation.  Today, we learn to use a popular curation platform (Sccop.It) both as a place to gather curated material in areas you are interested in and as a place for you to share back content that you want to curate.

As a resource, we are using Day 13 from our 30 Days of Getting Connected: Curating with Scoop.It.

 


As a challenge today, set up your own Scoop.It account and share a link you have found valuable this month.  Then, share back on Twitter using the #OSSEMOOC hashtag.

Resources from Ron Canuel’s session

We are pleased to share the resources from our internet radio broadcast and twitter chat with Ron Canuel last night.

Download the podcast [here], and the twitter chat has been captured in Storify.   Keep the conversation going at  #ossemooc.

As a courtesy reminder there will not be an OSSEMOOC open mic session May 5th due to schedule complexities. We encourage you to extend your personal learning through other self directed approaches.

We look forward to you joining us on May 12 when Alan Levine @cogdog and Darren Kuropatwa @dkuropatwa share their collaborative work around digital storytelling.

Your OSAPAC OSSEMOOC Team.

Courage in Education Leadership

On Tuesday April 28th, we welcome guest Ron Canuel from the Canadian Education Association (CEA) as we discuss the importance of ‘courage‘ in education leadership.

Please note:  Due to travel complexities we will be using a different approach for our session tonight.  Tune in to our  internet radio broadcast at 8:00 EDT to listen to Ron’s presentation.  Our discussion will happen through a twitter using the #ossemooc hash tag.

We look forward to your participation.

Your OSAPAC OSSEMOOC team.

What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?

Ask yourself that.

“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”

Abdul Chohan (@abdulchohan) left the crowd of 800+ education leaders with that question last evening in Banff, Alberta.

On March 17 at 8 p.m. EST, our open mic conversations will focus on some of the learning from the international perspective shared at #uLead15.

Guiding Questions:

1. What does engagement mean in a K12 context? (Hargreaves)

2. Why is it important to work with people outside of our own district, provinces and country?

3. Why is it important to have educational benchmarks in relation to the rest of the world?

4. What’s new in 21C skills?

5. What is school for?

6. “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” (Abdul Chohan)

Please join us any time after 7:30 EDT by clicking [here] for the online meeting space.  Alternatively, if you just want to listen,  join our internet radio broadcast.

In the meantime, follow the learning on Twitter – #uLead15

Your OSAPAC OSSEMOOC Team

January 27, 2015: Thinking About Professional Learning

The OSSEMOOC Tuesday Night Open Mic session (January 27, 8 p.m. EST) will focus on some of the key conversations from Educon on the topic of Professional Learning.

Click  [here]  to join the meeting room anytime after 7:30.

If you check the #hackpd hashtag and the #Educon hashtag, you will see some of the rich conversations that happened this past weekend at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia.  We want to bring your thoughts on this topic into the conversation.

Here is our key question (originally posed by David Jakes and Kristin Swanson at Educon 2.7):

 “How does a shift occur from a mindset where learning is provided to a culture where learning is sought?”

 

To dig into this, we will focus mainly on the role of the educator.

 

Here are a few of the questions we are posing for this week:

 

1. What do well-designed learning experiences for adults look like?

 

2. Do you believe that all educator professional learning should be directed by what knowledge and skills the data indicate that students need to succeed (i.e., that all professional learning is based on student learning needs)?

 

3.  Should school and system leadership support teachers in the design of their own learning experiences?  If so, how can they do this?

4. Should schools create a culture of teacher-learner agency? (From Wikipedia, “In the social sciencesagency is the capacity of individuals to act independently and to make their own free choices”.)

5. Do you think that “Professional Development” creates a culture of learned helplessness?

 

6. A conversation around this provocation:

 

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We hope you will join in the synchronous conversation, and continue to add your thinking to the #hackpd , #ossemooc , and #ontedleaders conversations online. Resources:
1. Solving the Professional Learning Crisis
2. What Counts as Professional Learning?
3. Effective Professional Learning

 

Tweets as Prompts

When I saw this tweet this morning, it reminded of a recent conversation with  Rod Lucier  where the point of discussion centred around the ideas that:

a) all positions have leadership components and
b) perhaps the best leadership position is the one you are in.

Using this tweet as a prompt, I think it is time worthy to reflect on the leadership traits described here.

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What changes will you make to your practice?

Shared by Mark W. Carbone

Pinterest isn’t just for crafts! Leading learning happens there too!

I have followed Eric Sheninger on Twitter for years, and I have learned so much from him.  His work in digital leadership is outstanding.  Yesterday I learned that he also shares on Pinterest!

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This is an awesome Pinterest board to follow if you are new to building a PLN on Twitter.

This “picture and post” is shared by Donna Miller Fry.