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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.

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The Power of Joy

Back in November, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from Dean Shareski (@shareski) along with educators from throughout Northwestern Ontario (at SeLNO, the Symposium for eLearning in Northwestern Ontario).

The key take-away for me was Dean’s concern for the missing aspect of “joy” in our learning environments – our schools.

Last week, I was so pleased to see that my friends at HWDSB had the opportunity to ponder the same message.

 

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Shouldn’t the places where we all go to learn be full of joy?

Shouldn’t we be concerned that so many students hate school (and teachers)?

If students graduated with a love of learning, and a love of school, would it still be viable to attack public educators for political gain?

What’s standing in the way of joy in school?

This picture & post shared by  Donna Miller Fry.