Category Archives: TEDxKitchenerED

The Virtual Coffee Shop Podcast – session 6

This session of the Virtual Coffee Shop podcast features an in depth discussion with music educator Josh Hill.  I think you will enjoy learning about his fascinating insights into the fabric of education.

I have my coffee ready.  Do you?

Settle in to a comfortable chair and enjoy the discussion!

Connect with Josh:

Watch his  TEDxKitchenerEd talk.

Follow  @gaelsmusic  on Twitter

~Mark

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Purposeful Connecting

As I was reviewing materials for some upcoming presentation, I was struck by the insightfulness Silvana Hoxha shared in the interview I did with her in preparation for an OSSEMOOC submission to the K12 Online Conference.

I am confident that you will find Silvana’s message inspiring. Grab a comfy chair and enjoy the message she has to share.

Related Resources

Connected Learners Need Connected Leaders – an Ontario Perspective. (K12 Online Conference Submission)

TEDx Talk by Mark W. Carbone & Donna Miller Fry
(TEDxKitchenerED: Connected Learners Need Connected Leaders)

~Mark

Getting Connected With Purpose

Whether you know me personally, are a reader of this blog or have connected online or F2F,  you know that I am passionate about connected learners needing connected leaders, and this fuels much of the work I do.

Today’s post features a video prepared in collaboration with  Donna Miller Fry  for the  K12 Online Conference  as part of the OSAPAC sponsored  OSSEMOOC  project.  Special thanks to  Silvana Hoxha, Brenda Sherry,  Wayne Toms  and  Ken Whytock  for their willingness to share their getting connected journeys.

 

Related Resource: Fostering Connectivity TEDx Talk

~Mark

Important Voices

Today started with a great conversation over breakfast.  I was sitting with Harry Niezen,  Donna Fry and  George Couros.  The question on the table was who are the big names to follow in education these days?

social_interactions     Photo from http://goo.gl/EG8KAi

After some healthy discussion, of a few of the traditional big names the conversation drifted to a new perspective. Why do we need to focus on the “big names”?   Many educators are bloggers. These educators are openly sharing ideas, reflections, visions and questions.

Why would we pay attention to one perspective?  Why not read, share, comment and reflect on the viewpoints of active connected educators who are putting their thinking ‘out there’ for everyone to access?

Where do you stand?  The one (or few) or the many?

Share your comments here or connect on Twitter.

~Mark

Related Resources

OSSEMOOC
Ontario Bloggers via @dougpete