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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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8.1.16

Shaping Your Life: The Benefits of Reflection in the Learning Process

Mike Hilbert, Co-Director, Program Coordinator (ages 13-18 years), Facilitator

Before the OC year begins, staff members spend several weeks together exchanging ideas, creating stronger bonds, developing areas of expertise, being exposed to new content, and benefiting from...

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7.1.16

Setting Patterns for an Attitude of Joyful Living

Peter Bergson, Co-founder, Board of Directors

I began this composition while sitting in the waiting room of a Subaru dealership where I overheard a long conversation full of complaints about life’s “miseries.” It made me think of my many peers...

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5.1.16

Life Skills in Group Tutorial IV

Emily Bergson-Shilcock, Substitute Facilitator

Life Skills in Group Tutorial IV: Collaboration, Research Papers, Math Competency, Science Experiments and More   The purpose of this article is to provide a clearer understanding of how older...

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4.1.16

The HeART of the Matter

Kelly Dillon, Program Coordinator (ages 7-12), Choice Co-coordinator, Facilitator

STEAM?! Someone pinch me so I know I’m not dreaming.    The STEAM movement, led by John Maeda and his colleagues at Rhode Island School of Design, was born in the interest of adding Art and...

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3.1.16

The Needs of the Individual vs. The Needs of the Group

Rick Sleutaris, Co-Director, Facilitator

The Needs of the Individual Vs. The Needs of the Group: Musings about a day in Group Tutorial I   Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a...

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2.1.16

The Power and Importance of Positive Role Modeling

Emily Bergson-Shilcock, Substitute Facilitator

The Power and Importance of Positive Role Modeling   As parents, facilitators, and responsible adults, the single most important thing we can do to effect positive change on the next generation...

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