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OC Blog

This OC Blog features mostly 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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5.20.20

Virtual-Program Updates

We at Open Connections has been stretching our Flexible Thinking muscles this spring with virtual learning while the campus is closed.  Below we share some snap-shots of what has been happening in...

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5.5.20

Start With The End In Mind

Rick Sleutaris, Co-Director, Facilitator

This is the footage from our parent question and answer meeting regarding Open Connections' philosophy held virtually on April 29th, 2020. 

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5.1.20

The Choice Program in Action: Developing Essential Life Skills

  This article was originally published in the Spring 2020 issue of the OC Magazine.   From the Open Connections Program Descriptions: Choice I, II, and III offer young people the chance to...

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4.1.20

A Life Full of Purpose and Fulfillment

Rick Sleutaris, Co-Director, Facilitator

[Originally published in the Spring 2020 issue of the OC Magazine.]   The title is taken from the mission statement of Open Connections and it is ultimately what we want for each young person—a...

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3.1.20

"Education"

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Originally published in the Winter 2019-20 issue of the "Open Connections Magazine"   I have come to think of what we call education is far from what lies beneath the surface of almost every...

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2.1.20

Supporting Autonomy and Agency in Young People

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

Originally published in the Winter 2019-20 "OC Magazine"   Looking back, I suppose autonomy and agency were likely the drive behind my search for options other than the conventional school path...

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