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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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4.1.16

The HeART of the Matter

Kelly Dillon, Program Coordinator (ages 7-12), Choice Co-coordinator, Facilitator

STEAM?! Someone pinch me so I know I’m not dreaming.    The STEAM movement, led by John Maeda and his colleagues at Rhode Island School of Design, was born in the interest of adding Art and...

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3.1.16

The Needs of the Individual vs. The Needs of the Group

Rick Sleutaris, Co-Director, Facilitator

The Needs of the Individual Vs. The Needs of the Group: Musings about a day in Group Tutorial I   Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a...

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2.1.16

The Power and Importance of Positive Role Modeling

Emily Bergson-Shilcock, Substitute Facilitator

The Power and Importance of Positive Role Modeling   As parents, facilitators, and responsible adults, the single most important thing we can do to effect positive change on the next generation...

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1.1.16

The Nature Principle: As Seen in the Open Program

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

The Nature Principle: As Seen in the Open Program   “ Imagine a world in which all children grow up with a deep understanding of life around them. Where obesity is reduced through nature play....

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12.1.15

What is the goal of a schooling or homeschooling experience?

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What is the goal of a schooling or homeschooling experience?   Is it to help our children get into a good institution of higher learning, where their studies eventually result in a successful...

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11.1.15

Peter's Podium: What motivates families to take the leap to the educational path less traveled?

Peter Bergson, Co-founder, Board of Directors

What motivates families to take the leap to the educational path less traveled?  (We want to hear from you!)    In my previous column I discussed at length the concept that my Synectics, Inc....

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