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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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12.1.19

Natural Learning in the Open Program

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

(Originally printed in the Fall 2019 OC Magazine.)   At Open Connections, we believe that all people have the right and privilege to create a self-directed life of purpose and fulfillment. We...

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11.1.19

Peter's Podium: Is OC for Parents Too?

Peter Bergson, Co-founder, Board of Directors

(Originally Published in the Fall 2019 OC Magazine)   At our end-of-the-year OC Board meeting in June we began a discussion regarding the second half of OC’s mission statement:   “[work] with...

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10.1.19

Cultivating a Climate of Connection in Group Tutorial I

Linda Soffer, Facilitator

(Originally published in the Fall 2019 OC Magazine)   Connection is widely recognized by psychologists, sociologists and biologists as a core human need and a fundamental drive for all social...

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9.1.19

Peter's Podium: Is the Needle Finally Beginning to Move?

Peter Bergson, Co-founder, Board of Directors

Originally published in the OC Magazine, Summer 2019   I once took a workshop (c.1983) on infant-toddler education from Burton White, author of The First Three Years of Life and creator of...

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8.1.19

Fusion: Integrating New Members and New Experiences into the Shaping Your Life Program

By Lucy Tyson, Sue Wenger and Mike Hilbert, Facilitators  We can all relate to being new: new to the lunchroom, new to the team, new to the community. Apart from the few legacy members, we were all...

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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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