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.
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.
The “What Ifs” are on page 117, 118 of The Innovator’s Mindset (copied below)
Let’s make 2016 the year you self-direct your professional learning.
OSSEMOOC (Awesome – MOOC) is a hub for free, open learning opportunities, with a focus on the needs of Ontario Education Leaders. We invite educators to use this site to promote and organize learning events.
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.
Today is Day 15. If you are just starting today, please feel free to work on this session, or to begin on Day 1.
If there is no sharing, there is no learning.
Bloggers take time to share. They make their learning and thinking open and searchable. Taking time to read educator blogs helps you to learn from practitioners and to challenge your understanding of best practice.
How do you nurture those who model sharing and connected learning?
Take a moment to thank a blogger, to comment on a connection, to extend their thinking or to share a related story. Let them know you care.
Today is Day 12.If you are just starting with us today, you might want to check out Day 1 here.
We often hear from teachers and leaders who have just had their “coming out of the cave” moment – that realization that their colleagues are learning together in powerful ways online, and they had no idea they were missing out.
Suddenly they realize that the information flow is just too overwhelming. They don’t know their next step.
Curation is a way to start making sense of the information overload that is social media and the web. Curation is the process of sorting and sifting through, sensemaking and organizing, and sharing back the information that you think is valuable.
Curation is a critical digital literacy.
Connecting with great curators will enhance your ability to effectively and efficiently learn online.
Today we begin to explore the importance of curation for educators and learners of all ages.
Congratulations on continuing to become a connected leader!
Today is Day 11.If you are just starting with us today, you might want to check out Day 1 here.
OSSEMOOC is a project of OSAPAC, and over the past three days, the OSAPAC group has been meeting f2f in Toronto, doing incredible work for Ontario students.
On my way back to northern Ontario, I was reflecting on what a privilege it is to be part of a group of educators so passionate about what is best for children, so knowledgeable about digital resources and so determined to make a difference. I am proud to have them in my PLN, both face-to-face as it was this past week, and over social media, as we work together until our next opportunity for a f2f session.
My Professional Learning Network is critical to my success as an Ontario (OCT) educator.