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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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5.1.19

Finding Your Many Voices in Group Tutorial III

Mac Snead, Facilitator

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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12.1.18

Peter's Podium - Fall 2018

Peter Bergson, Co-founder, Board of Directors

Peter's Podium - Fall 2018 Originally published in the OC Magazine - Fall 2018   When I was a youngster I summered on Cape Cod, where my maternal grandparents owned a cottage that our family...

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10.1.18

Real Work, Purposeful Projects

Michelle Brockway, Program Coordinator (ages 4-8 years), Facilitator

Real Work, Purposeful Projects  Those who know me know how enthusiastic I am about older youth spending time in the Open Program (OP). I have shared in the past about the benefits of having multiple...

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