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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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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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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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6.1.19

Precision Thinking, the Complimentary Partner to Flexible Thinking

Kelly Dowd, Facilitator, Evaluator

Precision Thinking, the Complimentary Partner to Flexible Thinking  It is crucial that young people have opportunities to engage in both Flexible Thinking and Precision Thinking because life takes...

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5.1.19

Finding Your Many Voices in Group Tutorial III

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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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