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Open learning 2012

  2. 2. FLOW – of discussion CurrentIntroduction Opportunities Models Open: Who Am I? Blooms Leadership Taxonomy OER Learning Connected Learning Current Connect- Educational Collaborate- Context Global Achievement Gap Create
  3. 3. W Who has participated in: elcome! Question #1A) open online coursesB) open online webinarsC) open online conferences
  4. 4. Who has created: Question #2A) blogsB) wikisC) RSS feedsD) online coursesE) other open online content options?
  5. 5. What age level do you work with in Education? with in Education?• k-6• Middle school/Jr.High• High School• Higher Education• Other
  6. 6. What audience are you looking to create an "open" environment for?• Staff• Community of Practice• Administrators• Students• Parents• Others?
  7. 7. Takeaways….WHAT is Open Learning? Open Learning wiki: http://openlearningk12.wikispaces. com GoogleDoc:
  8. 8. My Story Mom, Teacher and Open Learner How Did I Get Here?
  9. 9. From:
  10. 10. Rather than thinking of public education as a burden that schools mustshoulder on their own, what would it mean to think of public education as a responsibility of a more distributed network of people and institutions...
  11. 11. This public education ….should include those that are relevant and accessible to kids now, where they canfind role models, recognition, friends, and collaboratorswho are co participants in the journey of growing up in a digital age. Mimi Ito, 2010
  12. 12. Classrooms of the Past?1907 Classroom 60’s Classroom 4100754477/448178933/
  13. 13. Classroom in 2012 – US Election Imageshttp://teams- could-change-during-the-next-4-years/eading
  14. 14. What does “Breaking Down”our Classroom Walls mean?HOW DO WE OPEN OUR CLASSROOMS TO THE WORLD?
  15. 15. Let’s Consider what Open Classrooms look like: Open in Africa Open in North America 584/in/photostream/
  16. 16. Let’s Bridge the Divide by Opening our Minds as we Open our Classrooms
  17. 17. Are Open Classrooms Public Spaces?
  18. 18. Integrating Technology Into Our Classeshat ignited the idea even more...Have you heard this before? Retrieved from: content/uploads/2012/04/cartoon.jpg
  19. 19. What Matters:
  20. 20. 7 Levels of Bloom’s Taxonomyhttp://juliaec.wordprng-higher-cognitive-thinking-in-primary-school-classrooms/ s_taxonomy.htm
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  22. 22. Focus: -degrees-of-connectedness_06.html
  23. 23. 7 Degrees of Connectedness 1. Lurker 2. Novice 3. Insider 4. Colleague 5. Collaborator 6. Friend 7. Confidant
  24. 24. 7 Degrees of Connectedness Lurker Novice Insider Colleague Collaborator Friend Confidant
  25. 25. Collaboration Critical Thinking Across Networks Agility and and Problem and Leading By Adaptability Solving Influence Accessing and Effective oral and Initiative and Analyzing written Entrepreneurship Information communication Curiosity and imagination Tony Wagner’s Seven Survival Skills
  26. 26. Have you used it? Have you edited it? Have you created anything for it?
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  28. 28. Let’s move away fromtriangles and shift intohigh gear…..
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  30. 30. Open Classroom ModelConnect Collaborate Create
  31. 31. CONNECT Social Media Awareness Blogs &Lurker Wikis Awareness Join Consider Classroom Free Online 2.0, Online PD Community
  32. 32. COLLABORATE Classroom Interact with Participate in Blog Others in Free Online OnlineCollaboration Courses Communities
  33. 33. CREATEBe the change that you want to see… OER Open Learning Open Open Instruction Leadership
  35. 35. Does Open Learning have a place in k12? There is a gap between the students and teachers – we have different skills…. WE NEED TO LEARN TOGETHER
  36. 36. We are all Learners – Together
  37. 37. Characteristics of Open Learning: • Open Access • Collaboration • Open Platforms • Social Media Integration • Transparent Communication • Credit to Sources • Feedback Loop • Approachable • Focus on learning for all (Interdisciplinary, Intergenerational, International)
  38. 38. Open Leadership Stephanie @stephrrivera Rivera Student@wrightsroom Teacher Shelley George @gcouros Wright Couros HS Teacher Principal Open Leaders Silvia Dean@shareski Shareski Tolisano @langwitches Professor IT Spec ialist Laurie Renton Primary Teacher @RentonL
  39. 39. Characteristics of “Superior” Leaders 1) Mission pi·o·neer (p-nîr)n.1. One who ventures into 2) Vision unknown or unclaimed territory to settle. 3) Goal 2. One who opens up new areas of thought, research, or development: a pioneer in 4) Competency aviation. 5) A strong team 3. A soldier who performs construction and 6) Communication Skills demolition work in the field to facilitate troop 7) Interpersonal skills movements. 8) A “can do, get it done” attitude 4. Ecology An animal or plant species that 9) Inspiration establishes itself in a previously barren 10) Ambition environment.
  40. 40. Retrieved with permission from:
  41. 41. OPEN LEARNERRetrieved with permission from:
  42. 42. Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda By: Shel Silverstein All the Woulda-Coulda-Shoudas Layin’ in the sun, Talkin’bout the thingsThey woulda-coulda-shoulda done… But those Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas All ran away and hid From one little did
  43. 43. OER and CC -OER- Open Educational Resources FREE OPEN ONLINE!!!! For k12! Creative CommonsThe licensing you LOOK for when attributing course content AND what you consider when creating course content
  44. 44. Open Content
  45. 45. 4 R’s of OER• Reuse–copy verbatim• Redistribute–share with others• Revise–adapt and edit• Remix–combine with others• Constant opportunity to meet the needs of the learner•
  46. 46. Arguments for OER
  47. 47. Open Education – Don TaspscottTapscott speaks to many key issues in Open Education –although he calls them – Four “Principles” of the Open World.1) Collaboration2) Transparency3) Intellectual Property4) Empowerment
  48. 48. Open Instruction and Pedagogy• Everyone there to learn together (no hierarchy)• Teachers encouraged to connect with learners• "Nodes" (Digital Learning areas) to interact and connect with others outside of “regular” instruction• Flipped Learning – Multimedia - UDL• Content given in Digital Format• Choice of Activities/Task – INQUIRY Based Learning• Activities presented in open forum for feedback• Competency Based Assessment/Badges/Dual Credit• All activities presented using social media
  49. 49. Thinking About: Assessment 8626310240/the- immeasurable-part-2
  50. 50. Assessment Assessment:Created by: Jeremy Macdonald @MrMacnology"Badge" System of Assessment - http://www.openbadges.orgCompetency Based - for “Dual Credit” System if in Alberta
  51. 51. Alberta: Framework for Student Learning
  52. 52. AB Framework for Student LearningLITERACY Entrepreneurial SpiritNUMERACY Engaged Thinker Ethical Citizen Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making Creativity and Innovation Social, Cultural, Global and Environmental Responsibility Communication Digital and Technological Literacy Lifelong Learning, Personal Management and Well- being Collaboration and Leadership
  53. 53. Continuum of Open Learning k12
  54. 54. How to Become an Open Learner Connect Collaborate Create
  55. 55. Reconsider the 7 Steps 1. Lurker 2. Novice 3. Insider 4. Colleague 5. Collaborator 6. Friend 7. Confidant
  56. 56. How to Become an Open Learner:CONNECT:1) Become a Connected Educator –Reread the 7 Stages of Connected Learning2) Encourage your students to become, “Connected Learners” – Start learning with them3) Learn about social media – get on twitter and follow people4) Read other people’s blogs, start to create your own5) Join an Online Community like Classroom 2.0
  57. 57. How to Become an Open Learner:COLLABORATE:1. Start to link posts and answer the people you follow on twitter. Create a Storify about your conversation and share it.2. Reply to people’s blogs, twitter questions and in discussion posts in open educational communities3. Think about your Digital Identity Online – and how to help and support others4. Participate in open projects like Flat Classroom or collaborate with another class on skype or on a blog/Wiki
  58. 58. How to Become an Open Learner:CREATE Open Open Open Courses Projects Interactions Online Course – Open to the world Global Twitter Chats Philosophy 12 Classroom Google wiki Hangouts Remix a Course, k12 2012-13 Educators Day style #DS106 Classroom2.0 MOOCs – k12 style Open Online #BeyondFacebook12 TheOC@ADLC Webinars
  59. 59. Open Online OptionsStarting Places: EdmodoSolid Open Platforms: Blogs and WikisConsider: Open LMS (Learning Management Systems) Canvas, Coursesites, Google CourseMaker, P2PU
  60. 60. Edmodo Edmodo
  61. 61. MightyBellMightyBell
  62. 62. Ning – Create 2.0 Student withClassroom 2.0 Resources
  63. 63. Wiki Based Open Online Course Wikispaces : #DigiFoot12
  64. 64. What I have learned… an Open Learnerearning....#1• I can create an environment where all participants felt "included“in some way • We all like to be the examples – the most time each day faciltating “open leanring” is finding the examples and linking them for others to see…
  65. 65. Verenas Learning #2 Participants can be beginners to advanced - I could to scaffold options for new learners while challenging my advanced learners. Open Learning naturally offer personalized learning optionsParticipant mentors were asked to volunteer to MODEL, to write comments anytime they saw something unanswered, to help me moderate Blackboard sessions, Twitter, Netvibes, and various other tools. I encouraged others to lead in order to help make the course sustainable for me.
  66. 66. VeVerena’s Learning #3Learning #3Student questions and teacher feedback seemed "amplified" in an open online forumI learned to accept that failure was possible, learn from my mistakes and do my best.Being authentic got me through and accepting that I am a learner too!
  67. 67. What is the “take away” of open learning?will you end with?Collection of Learning Artifacts• You will have a collection of resources based on a collaborative effort• You will have developed leadership skills among your peers and ensured that everyone is identified by their strengths• You will have created the foundations for autonomous learning for all participants which will offer them the opportunities outside of the school and/or district
  68. 68. Three Stings – Shel SilversteinGeorge got stung by a bee and said,“ I wouldn’t have got stung if I’d stayed in bed.”Fred got stung and we heard him roar,“What am I being punished for?”Lew got stung and we heard him say,“I learned somethin’ about bees today.”
  69. 69. Questions? What can we do to offer open learningopportunities to everyone?
  70. 70. Con Contact Information:Learning Innovation Lead Teacher, ADLCvroberts@adlc.caBlog: www.openclassroomonline.comTwitter: @verenanz