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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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BLOG POST

7.1.20

The Teen Years at Open Connections

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

The Teen Years at Open Connections: Examining the program hallmarks of Group Tutorial IV and Shaping Your Life - tracing how they work together to help OC teens craft the lives the want....

BLOG POST

6.1.20

Peter's Podium: The Value of Unstructured Time

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Originally Published in the Spring 2020 issue of the OC Magazine.   I have always been curious when people use the term unstructured in reference to how young people spend their time, or when...

PROGRAM UPDATE

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...

BLOG POST

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. 

BLOG POST

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...

BLOG POST

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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