You’ve decided to self-direct your professional learning on Twitter. Your students want a class Facebook page. Your school board is implementing a BYOD policy.
Where can you go to ensure you and your students will thrive in online environments?
OSAPAC has led the creation of three series of resources for Ontario educators.
- Digital Citizenship and Leadership for classrooms
- What Principals Want to Know about Digital Leadership
- OSSEMOOC – a community of leaders supporting each other in getting connected.
- Digital Citizenship and Leadership for the Classroom
Recently, Ontario educators identified the need for resources for teaching the various aspects of Digital Citizenship. When OSAPAC looked for a suitable product, it was decided that a living resource was most appropriate. Ontario educators curated suitable resources for Ontario students by organizing them by division and topic. Then, they wrote classroom connections for teachers.
The full, open, living resource can be found here.
Educators choose a category and a division, and are then provided with a list of appropriate resources.
For example, Critical Thinking, Junior Division
As well, many classroom connections have been written to guide educators in using resources.
2. What Principals Want to Know About Digital Leadership: School Leader Learning Series
Ontario Principals have written a set of resources for their colleagues who are learning to use and to lead the use of technology to enhance learning.
OSSEMOOC was created to scaffold and support school and system leaders in their personal self-directed professional learning about how to leverage technology to enhance and enrich student learning.
The open (no password required, no sign up required) site has a content area where information is shared about events (live chats, Twitter chats, livestreaming conferences, GHO on air, blog hops, collaborative projects, book studies, etc.).
Blogs written by school and system leaders and aspiring leaders are linked to the site.
Courses on how to use social media are run regularly, and can also be completely self-directed.
Links to other OSSEMOOC social media are on the site as well as our 30 days to get connected in 10 minutes per day program.
Be sure to access these free, open, no password required resources.
Contact ossemooc at gmail dot com for more information on free personal support services for education leaders.
Feature image by OSAPAC.ca, under a CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0 licence.