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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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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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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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4.1.19

Community Building in Action: The Role of Service in Group Tutorial II

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Community Building in Action: The Role of Service in Group Tutorial II  Service. Volunteering. Giving back to the community. Merriam Webster defines service as “a helpful act.” According to the...

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2.1.19

Peter's Address at the OC 40th Anniversary Gala

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Peter Bergson, OC Co-founder addressed the guests at the OC 40th Anniversary Gala Celebration.   I know that you all came here tonight for the same basic reason, and I’ll bet it’s not for the one...

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1.1.19

The Importance of Asking Why?

The Importance of Asking Why?: The Direct Correlation Between Hands-on Learning and Lifelong Learners   The Choice program offers project based-learning, where youth are able to investigate what...

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