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Learning from Colleagues

We have updated this site with curated, active Ontario blogs that can act as a model for your own blog, or a source of learning to inform your teaching practice.

If you are a blogger and you have not yet added your blog to this site, please fill out the form here.

 

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Curating Visible Learning in #onted

We hope you have enjoyed the work of two Ontario bloggers over the past two days, Leigh Cassell and Michelle Parrish.

After two years of promoting connected learners, OSSEMOOC is updating its blogroll to feature active education bloggers in Ontario and beyond.  You can see to the right  ——>

how we are adding ACTIVE blogs to the site, curated so that you can find what you are looking for.

Please share your blog information with us in the form below.  We will be removing links to blogs that are no longer active.

Thank you for your dedication to making your learning and thinking visible to others.

If you are not a blogger, please continue to visit this site so you might learn from your colleagues, and see examples of educators who believe in building our knowledge together.

Featured image shared under a Creative Commons Attribution – Non-commercial license by Thomas Hawk.

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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#innovatorsmindset Blog Hop #4: All the Live Action is Right Here

It’s blog hop day in the #innovatorsmindset book study!

Have you done some writing on this topic?  Please add it to the form below. It’s March Break, so we are taking some time with this one.

Here are the blogs that have been submitted so far. Please enjoy reading and commenting!

We encourage you to keep writing, keep thinking, keep adding to the list.  Let’s really make a big contribution to the knowledge base on this idea.  This is a BIG one to tackle and an important one to consider.

We can all learn more about how we can measure the impact of changing practice in ensuring all our learners will thrive in this changing world.  We look forward to your contributions to our collective understanding of how we can do this well.

 

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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.

#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.

It’s About the Spread: Sharing Teacher Thinking

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.

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One great way to spread “best practice” is to have educators share their work and their thinking openly on their blog.

Today we highlight the writing of Jamie Reaburn Weir, as she documents her thinking about her work.

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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.

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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.

Busting Down Language Barriers

It’s time for French-language and English-language educators in this province to learn together.  Thanks to Marius Bourgeoys (@bourmu) and his Twitter challenge from #GAFESummit Ottawa, we know have a fabulous way for everyone to collaborate through images and short Tweets that can be easily popped into Google Translate for clearer understanding.

Here are the results of our first day of learning together, sharing an image that inspires us.

Why not join in? What a simple way to start collaborating!

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.

May 7, 2015 Listen While You Work, and Personalize Your Online Reading

Topic: Personalized Learning for Educators

Podcasts and Personalized eZines.

Resources:

Ten Minutes of Connecting Day 4 (here)

Ten Minutes of Connecting Day 11 (here)

Events:

Be sure to use your new knowledge of Twitter to check out three live events happening in Ontario today:

#CanConnect15 – @CanConnectEd

(Watch live here: http://www.canconnected.com/)

#TLLP – http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/teacher/tllp.html

#OAME2015: http://oame2015.ca/

#uLead chat – 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. EDT

Challenge:

What podcasts are you interested in listening to?

Let’s crowd source to find out what other educators are listening to online.   We will take you through the crowdsourcing process next week.

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.