Tag Archives: professional learning

Classroom Reflections

As we continue our focus on blogging, today we feature the reflective practice of KPDSB teacher Michelle Parrish. We can learn so much from teachers who openly reflect on the work they do with our young people.

You might remember Michelle’s insights as she also generously shared with us as a guest panellist during the Innovator’s Mindset book club Google Hangouts on Air.

Thanks, Michelle, for your generous open practice that helps us build knowledge together.

Please take a moment to read and comment on Michelle’s blog, or the blogs of her students, here:  https://mproom31.wordpress.com

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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.

Day 3 of Connected Learning!

If you are just joining us today, please refer to this post where we share what we are up to!

We are working together to push and nudge each other to become connected leaders before the end of 2015.

We encourage you – we “nudge” you – to start today!

Today we are beginning to think about what we can learn professionally in online environments (access the learning here).

Please take a moment to also consider what professional learning is meant to be.

Ontario College of Teachers Standards of Practice https://www.oct.ca/public/professional-standards/standards-of-practice
Ontario College of Teachers Standards of Practice https://www.oct.ca/public/professional-standards/standards-of-practice

We begin to share the vast amount of learning available online.

We ask you to contribute your favourite sites online for professional learning so that we might share that back with others.

Learning online can start out as a one-way experience, but over the next 27 days, we will teach you how to be participatory in the online learning culture, so that it will be a much richer professional experience for you.

Congratulations on continuing your learning today.  

We look forward to continuing to learn with you.

Day 3: What Can You Learn Online?

 

#OSSEMOOC at #BIT15

Welcome to #BIT15!

Be sure to follow the #BIT15 hashtag and the #OSSEMOOC hashtag over the next few days as we lead learning here in Niagara Falls.

Today, @OSSEMOOC is at Minds on Media, supporting educators in learning to connect and self-direct their learning in online environments.  Please drop in, have a chat, and share some learning.

Thank you to Brenda Sherry and Peter Skillen for inviting us to take part in their amazing learning event.

OSSEMOOC will also be supporting a blogging cafe at #BIT15.  Drop in and visit for a chance to have some quiet time to share your learning or to get some personal support in learning to blog.

We look forward to learning together at #BIT15!  Please drop in and make the f2f connection with your “online” PLN.

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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.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015: Websites for Educators

In Week 1, we are looking at all the ways we can collect the information we need for our personal professional learning.

What are some of the great resources out there for educators?

Screencast:

Slides for this screencast are available here.

Resources:

Ten Minutes of Connecting Day 3 (here)

Events: Ontario Game Changer Series:

Ruben Puentedura, 7 p.m. – The SAMR Model

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgyNKsnuBB4

Challenge:

Let’s build a collaborative document that lists the best websites for educators.  Take a moment to fill in this form.

Be sure to share the link with others.  Fill out the form as many times as you like.  Ask your colleagues about their favourite websites and share them here.

The results will be shared in a Google Sheet here.

Reflecting on Teachers as Researchers

The OSSEMOOC “open mic” discussion tonight will continue our dialog on professional learning with a focus on reflections from Dean Shareski’s presentation: Teachers as Researchers.

Background materials for the discussion are listed in a previous OSSEMOOC blog post [here].

We hope you can join us at 8:00 p.m. EST (2015-02-18). The meeting room will be open as of 7:30 pm EST Click here to join.

Your OSAPAC OSSEMOOC Team.

Growing Your Professional Learning

Over the last few weeks the OSSEMOOC community has explored various aspects of Professional Learning through our “open mic” discussion sessions, tweets and posts. We have captured the rich conversations in a series of recordings for you to watch for the first time,  revisit and share.

1. Thinking About Professional Learning

2. Creating Conditions For Learning for All

3. Teachers as Researchers with Dean Shareski exploring compelling reasons to share.

We also include this insightful video from Dean’s presentation.

We look forward to your ongoing reflections on this important topic.

Your OSAPAC OSSEMOOC Team

February 10: OSSEMOOC presents “Teacher as Researcher” with Dean Shareski

Upcoming OSSEMOOC live conversations:

 

February 10:

Dean Shareski:  “Teacher as Researcher”

In a world of constant flux and change, waiting for the white paper on “best practice” may not be the best way for teachers to stay innovative and provide the best experience for students. What is the role of teacher as researcher? What does or could it look like to be in a state of perpetual experimentation?

February 10, 2015 8 p.m. EST – 9 p.m. EST

Please use this link to enter the synchronous meeting room any time after 7:30 p.m.:
OSSEMOOC presents Dean Shareski.

Please sign up for this event using the form below: