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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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12.1.18

Peter's Podium - Fall 2018

Peter Bergson, Co-founder, Board Member

Peter's Podium - Fall 2018 Originally published in the OC Magazine - Fall 2018   When I was a youngster I summered on Cape Cod, where my maternal grandparents owned a cottage that our family...

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10.1.18

Real Work, Purposeful Projects

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

Real Work, Purposeful Projects  Those who know me know how enthusiastic I am about older youth spending time in the Open Program (OP). I have shared in the past about the benefits of having multiple...

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9.1.18

Open Connections and the Makerspace Movement

Rick Sleutaris, Co-Director, Facilitator

Open Connections and the Makerspace Movement: Shared Philosophies on Learning and Human Nature   Would you like to create a custom t-shirt, build a 3D topographical map from wood, design a bumper...

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8.1.18

Peter's Podium - Summer 2018

Peter Bergson, Co-founder, Board Member

Start with the End in Mind   I was recently volunteered (sic) to serve on a new committee at my Quaker meeting after a remark I made in the midst of a discussion regarding the Meeting’s library,...

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7.1.18

Owning One's Education

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

In the Open Connections Glossary of Terms, Peter Bergson defines many of the terms and ideas that so many of us first encounter at Open Connections. Often summarized by umbrella names like Process...

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6.1.18

How the Dinner Theater Came to Be and What We Learned

It is a tradition in the Shaping Your Life program to have one of the fundraisers for our group-planned trip in the form of a dinner event for the OC community. For the first number of years, the...

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