Sharing our Passion for Connecting Education Leaders: TEDxKitchenerED

Mark Carbone and I recently took advantage of the opportunity to share our passion for connecting education leaders at the TEDxKitchenerED event. If you are wondering about #OSSEMOOC, here is the story of how we are working to connect leaders, and helping Ontario learners, to thrive in the complexities of teaching and learning in today’s rapidly […]

Digging Into Curation

There is a vast amount of information online, and digging into it can sometimes feel too overwhelming to even begin.  Yet our students will need to be quite adept at this process as they navigate the new realities of a digitally-connected world. What best practices do we need to model as leaders to ensure our […]

Playing with Metaphors: The Ripple

Over the past month, I have been blown away by all the connections and networks that are developing in the work that I do. Recently, I shared one of those stories on the #OSSEMOOC collective blog (June Pic and Post).   Playing with Metaphors: The Ripple.

A Renewed Vision for Education in Ontario

Not all the numbers are in yet, but it looks like it could be a majority Liberal government in Ontario. For me, it means we can return to the work that the people of Ontario have asked us to do, as outlined in this video. http://www.videodelivery.gov.on.ca/player/download.php?file=http://www.media.gov.on.ca/a0efff64e63ac895/en/pages/text.html I’m excited to get back on track for Ontario […]

Connecting f2f

Connecting f2f.

What Did You Learn? Who Did You Learn it From?

Dean Shareski posed this question at #canedu14 on Friday.  Darren Kuropatwa demonstrated how we could “harvest” (@jennzia) that learning in a shared video (below).   #canedu14 In @shareski‘s session on connections, networks and community. We made this together: I ConnectED http://t.co/JdYNtAYDTq — Darren Kuropatwa (@dkuropatwa) May 9, 2014   At #edCampIsland the next day, I […]

Day 18: What Are We Trying To Do Here, Anyway?

Here is the writing that I published on the “30 Days of Learning” Project on the #OSSEMOOC website (ossemooc.wordpress.com).

Stories of Open Sharing – And Why It Is Important

Alan Levine (@cogdog) is a champion of open storytelling. I followed Alan for years on Twitter before finally meeting him in person first in Terrace Bay (video below) and then again at Unplug*d12. He asked me for our story about the time Commander Hadfield tweeted me to say that up in the ISS, he had watched […]

What Am I Doing Here?

It’s the first morning of #OTRK12.  There are over 80 workshops for educators to attend over the next 2 days, and some of those presenters are waking up this morning and asking themselves, “What am I doing here?”. Presenting can be scary.  It can be intimidating.  We, as educators, can be evaluative. We all want […]

Focus on Beginners: What do you Need to Start Connecting?