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OC Blog

This OC Blog features articles from our quarterly OC Magazine.  Articles cover a variety of topics inspired by the different programs that we offer at OC. You will also find Peter's Podium written by Peter Bergson, OC Co-Founder, who explores broader philosophical topics related to Open Education.

 

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7.1.19

Peter's Podium: For the Love of Grandparents

Peter Bergson, Co-founder, Board of Directors

For the past few years my daughter Amanda has been celebrating Christmas and the birthdays of her six nieces and nephews by giving them the gift of her presence in addition to more traditional...

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6.1.19

Precision Thinking, the Complimentary Partner to Flexible Thinking

Kelly Dowd, Facilitator, Evaluator

Precision Thinking, the Complimentary Partner to Flexible Thinking  It is crucial that young people have opportunities to engage in both Flexible Thinking and Precision Thinking because life takes...

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5.1.19

Finding Your Many Voices in Group Tutorial III

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Finding Your Many Voices in Group Tutorial III  The celebration and nurturing of the individual is one of my favorite values here at Open Connections. It’s a value I feel is sometimes overshadowed...

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4.1.19

Community Building in Action: The Role of Service in Group Tutorial II

Amy Hertzog, Facilitator

Community Building in Action: The Role of Service in Group Tutorial II  Service. Volunteering. Giving back to the community. Merriam Webster defines service as “a helpful act.” According to the...

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2.1.19

Peter's Address at the OC 40th Anniversary Gala

Peter Bergson, Co-founder, Board of Directors

Peter Bergson, OC Co-founder addressed the guests at the OC 40th Anniversary Gala Celebration.   I know that you all came here tonight for the same basic reason, and I’ll bet it’s not for the one...

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1.1.19

The Importance of Asking Why?

Cindy Pizziketti, Choice Program Co-coordinator, Facilitator

The Importance of Asking Why?: The Direct Correlation Between Hands-on Learning and Lifelong Learners   The Choice program offers project based-learning, where youth are able to investigate what...

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