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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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4.1.17

Multiple Wits and A Gritty Mindset of Learning

Kelly Dillon, Choice Coordinator, Facilitator

Imagine a world where people young and old are making valued, innovative contributions while passionately following their muses and pursuing unique interests in a manner that suits—with wits and grit...

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1.1.17

Making Connections

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The Choice Programs on Wednesdays offer a broad range of topics for in-depth exploration. This fall, we facilitated topics from broadcast journalism and American Sign Language to ceramics and...

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11.1.16

Trout in the Classroom

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  When you walk through the program spaces at OC you will probably notice that many spaces hold animals; in 2015-16 we raised chicks, tadpoles, turtles, and fish. These “pets” present us with the...

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10.1.16

Opportunities for Discovery Abound: A Look at the Open Program

Michelle Brockway, Facilitator

Each summer, the Open Program Facilitators spend time researching, planning and preparing for the program year ahead. This year in the Open Program, youth will have the chance to dig into...

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9.1.16

Living History

Our family has taken a while to journey to the shores of self-directed learning and Open Connections. We’ve passed through a number of other educational lands—from a church-affiliated preschool to a...

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8.1.16

Shaping Your Life: The Benefits of Reflection in the Learning Process

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Before the OC year begins, staff members spend several weeks together exchanging ideas, creating stronger bonds, developing areas of expertise, being exposed to new content, and benefiting from...

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