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Exploring Imagination and Creativity

OSSEMOOC is thrilled to welcome Stephen Hurley this coming Tuesday, March 24th 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EDT to share some insights and experiences about Imagination and Creativity. We know you will enjoy Stephen’s presentation. Mark your calendar and help spread the word!

Join the online presentation and collaboration room any time after 7:30 by clicking [here].  Alternatively,  if you just want to listen,  join our live internet radio broadcast (at 8:00).

Your OSAPAC OSSEMOOC Team

On deck:

March 31 – Brenda Sherry shares learning with us around the ISTE standards.

April 7 – David Sornberger presents on the innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship (ICE) program for SHSM in TLDSB.

April 21 – Alison Bullock and Andrew Bieronski share their experiences with a cross panel collaborative project.

April 28 – We welcome guest Ron Canuel from CEA (Canadian Education Association) as we discuss the importance of ‘courage’ in education leadership.

May 12 – Alan Levine @cogdog and Darren Kuropatwa @dkuropatwa share their collaborative work around digital storytelling.

Ten Minutes of Connecting: Day 28 – Digital Storytelling for Beginners

Why is Storytelling Important?

If the idea that storytelling is important is a new one for you, we suggest that you take your 10 minutes today, and explore some of the resources below.

The importance of storytelling has been documented on many levels.  Some of us came through a school system that de-emphasized the importance of stories, and valued the  memorization of facts.  We may need to relearn the power of stories, and how they can play a critical role in our work as educators.

Consider the breadth of the idea of storytelling on Wikipedia.

Explore the importance of storytelling in First Nations Pedagogy.

 

Shared under a Creative Commons Attribution - Non-Commercial - Share-Alike license by Guilia Forsythe.
Shared under a Creative Commons Attribution – Non-Commercial – Share-Alike license by Guilia Forsythe.

“When it comes to inspiring people to embrace some strange new change in behaviour, storytelling isn’t just better than the other tools. It’s the only thing that works.”

Steve Denning

Still not convinced?

Check out some of these TED Talks on the topic of storytelling, or this article in The Guardian on the Importance of Storytelling in the Digital Age.

 

Why Is It Important to Tell Our Stories?

Taken from a post by Stephen Hurley. Click the image for the link to the post.
Taken from a post by Stephen Hurley. Click the image for the link to the post.

If we don’t tell our stories, someone else will.  We are doing amazing work in education today. Who are we telling about it?

The importance of taking time to tell our stories is captured in this post by Stephen Hurley:  Telling Tales Out of School: The Stories that Emerge from the Work That We Do.  We hope you will take a few minutes to read it and consider your role in spreading the great stories of public education in Ontario.

Taken from a post by @stephen_hurley. Click the image for the link to the original post.
Taken from a post by @stephen_hurley. Click the image for the link to the original post.

 

Earlier this year, Darren Kuropatwa visited OSSEMOOC to share ideas around Digital Storytelling.  You can access his slides here.

Some of our participants shared their learning in the video below.

 

How can we begin to use digital storytelling in our classrooms?

This example from Kathy Cassidy demonstrates the power of tools available to help even early primary students share their stories.

 

From Kathy Cassidy's post on "Blogging in a Primary Classroom with only One iPad" (click on the image for the link)
From Kathy Cassidy’s post on “Blogging in a Primary Classroom with only One iPad” (click on the image for the link)

 

How can you find out more about Digital Storytelling?  Here is a great starting point: 50+ Web Ways to Tell a Story (by Alan Levine – @cogdog)

What digital storytelling resources or examples do you have to share?

Further Resources:

Digital Storytelling Tools

Digital Storytelling Resources (Dr. Alec Couros – @courosa) -> further resources here as well

Storytelling (David Jakes – @djakes)

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Digital Storytelling (click on the image for the link to the guide)
Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Digital Storytelling (click on the image for the link to the guide)

OSSEMOOC Double Header Learning Day

Mark your calendar for  OSSEMOOC  double header  learning day on June 17th.

4:00 Event:   Join Manitoba’s  Darren Kuropatwa (spotlight speaker at Connect 2014) to dig into Digital Storytelling for Education Leaders.  Darren’s work is engaging and fun.  He has so much to share about digital storytelling!  The meeting room  will be open at 3:30 EDT.  Click  [here]  to join.

Note: Darren will also be joining Alan Levine (@cogdog) to host a major event for OSSEMOOC in the fall.

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8:00 Event:   Join Stephen Hurley (CEA, Keynote OTRK12 2014) to explore questions about schools and learning.  What do we change? What do we keep?

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Use your voice and join the meeting room [here] (meeting room open at 7:30 EDT).

Note: Stephen will also be leading a fall event for OSSEMOOC.

We look forward to learning through these sessions.

The  OSAPAC  OSSEMOOC Team .

Telling Tales

I always enjoy opportunities to connect with  Stephen Hurley  or read his blog.   I have recently enjoyed opportunities on both fronts – wonderful professional discussion and learning!

In this tweet,  Stephen  directs readers to a wonderful blog post where he reminds of the importance of telling our stories.

Telling Tales

Check out  Telling Tales  from Stephen’s blog, and feel free to leave a comment  here  about what resonates with you in his post.

This picture and post share by  Mark W. Carbone.