The Innovator's Mindset MOOC Posts

IMMOOC crew,

It’s hard to believe that this is week 5 and this week will be the end of season 4 but it’s definitely not the end of the amazing connections, learning and best of all impact on learners all over the world!

I want to send a special thank you to Tara Martin, Allyson Apsey, and Annick Rauch for all they do behind the scenes and within the community to inspire, create and make the Twitter chats run smoothly.  You ladies are AMAZING and truly inspire me every day (and make me laugh a lot too!). This iceberg image is perfect to highlight how much they do (and all of you do) that people don’t see but it shows in your work and it’s making a difference so keep it up but also make sure you recharge and rest when you need it, too.  

 

Here are some of the many awesome blogs that were shared this week.  Many crushed this 200-word challenges and created some amazing content. I hope you check these out and many of the others that are linked in the Facebook group in the week 4 thread.Teach the Way I Want to Be Taught– Paige Erickson

Common Edu-Over Prescriptions– Carolyn Cormier

Rest or Restore– Annick Rauch

8 Things Classrooms Should Have to Inspire Innovative Thinking– Adam Moler

 

Learning Experiences for Week 5: March 24- March 30

This week the focus is on the following question: What changes can you make in your own practice to move forward?

1.YouTube Live (Monday)

Our final guest for the season will be Tom Murray, Director of Innovation for #FutureReady Schools, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education. Tom is also the co-author of Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today. Join us as we chat about schools and educators who are pushing boundaries and doing amazing work and share insights and ideas to move your own practice forward. Join us at 8pm EST/ 5pm PST (Monday, March 26th) for what I am sure will be an awesome conversation.

If you can’t make it to the live session, it will be archived on the Innovator’s Mindset YouTube Channel or you can listen to the podcast here.

2. Suggested Reading + Blog Prompts

The following blog prompts are intended for you to read, reflect, and share your insights.  Suggested chapters are provided along with prompts but if there is something else that inspires you, we encourage you to share that too. Please use both the #IMMOOC and hashtag for the specific book # you are reading to share your blogs, highlights, and reflections. Also, please post your blog in the Facebook group as a comment under the “Season 4, week 5” post.

Innovator’s Mindset #InnovatorsMindset

Suggested Reading: Part 4

  • How might we measure the impact of innovative practices in education?
  • What will you do moving forward?

Empower #EmpowerBook

Suggested Reading: Chapters 10-12

  • How can we create flexible instructional design that gives students permission to modify that design?
  • How would that maximize student engagement and thus learning?

Learner-Centered Innovation #LCInnovation

Suggested Reading: Chapters 11-12

  • Find a way to visit another classroom or school. How can you celebrate and share what you what you learned?
  • How are you working to make the world a better place by creating more thoughtful, compassionate, creative, and skilled individuals?

3. Facebook Live (Wednesday)

Check out the always entertaining, Allyson Apsey, who will be hosting a Facebook  Live session Wednesdays at 4:30 PST/7:30 EST.  Also, in case you haven’t heard, check out her upcoming book, The Path to Serendipity– It’s so good!

4. Twitter Chats (Thursday)

 Tara MartinAnnick RauchAllyson Apsey and Katie Martin, will be hosting the Twitter chat on Thursdays at 6PST/ 9EST. Join us for a fun evening and lots of great ideas and connections.

5. Weekly Challenge- Create a Visual

Think about your most significant takeaways from IMMOOC and what you can do moving forward.  The challenge this week is to create a graphic that sums up your learning over the course of the #IMMOOC.  I can’t wait to see what people come up with because there are so many options and the possibilities are endless.

Let’s make this an awesome week and end STRONG!

All the best,

George, AJ, John + Katie

#IMMOOC4 Blog Prompts Hangout Announcement

Hey IMMOOC Crew,

It’s week 4!!! Thank you for all that you do to inspire, push and keep this community alive and learning.  

Here are some of the many awesome blogs that were shared this week:

Beyond the Blisters: Reaching the Sweet Music of Empowered Learners

Innovating Inside the Box

Rethinking Research and Traditions so we can Embrace Innovation 

Keep sharing, commenting, and connecting to extend the learning and impact in your community.

Learning Experiences for Week 3: March 17- March 23 

This week the focus is on the following question: How can we create conditions that empower learners?

1.YouTube Live (Monday)

I cannot wait for our YouTube Live Session with Eric Chagala and Kaleb Rashad, who are two of the most amazing leaders and enthusiastic and caring people!  Kaleb is the director at High Tech High and Eric is the principal of VIDA (highlighted in chapter 3 for those of you reading Learner-Centered Innovation). They are the perfect people to kick off the week and our focus on creating the conditions that empower learners. Join us at 8pm EST/ 5pm PST (Monday, March 19th) for what I am sure will be a powerful conversation.

If you can’t make it to the live session, it will be archived on the Innovator’s Mindset YouTube Channel or you can listen to the podcast here.

2. Suggested Reading + Blog Prompts

The following blog prompts are intended for you to read, reflect, and share your insights.  Suggested chapters are provided along with prompts but if there is something else that inspires you, we encourage you to share that too. Please use both the #IMMOOC and hashtag for the specific book # you are reading to share your blogs, highlights, and reflections. Also, please post your blog in the Facebook group as a comment under the “Season 4, week 4” post.

Innovator’s Mindset #InnovatorsMindset

Suggested Reading: Part 3

  • What elements of the 8 Things to Look For in Today’s Classrooms” exist in your professional learning or classroom? What elements are lacking?
  • What do you do to unleash the strengths of the people you serve?

Empower #EmpowerBook

Suggested Reading: Chapters 7-9

  • How do we adjust our view of assessment in ways that will make room for students to assess their own learning?” Provide an example of this new thinking.

Learner-Centered Innovation #LCInnovation

Suggested reading: Chapters 8-10

  • How do you create more opportunities to connect and provide effective feedback to support those you serve?
  • How might you create systems that minimize training and foster a culture of learning? What would you add or modify in the chart shared in chapter 9?

3. Facebook Live (Wednesday)

Allyson Apsey will be hosting a Facebook Live session Wednesdays at 4:30 PST/7:30 EST.  These convos are always entertaining and insightful:).

Join the Facebook group if you haven’t already and tune in.

4. Twitter Chats (Thursday)

 Tara Martin, Annick Rauch, Allyson Apsey and Katie Martin, will be hosting the Twitter chat on Thursdays at 6PST/ 9EST. Join us for a fun evening and lots of great ideas and connections.

5. Weekly Challenge- Mini Blogs

We want you to share and reflect and sometimes the blog can be overwhelming so this week the challenge is to write 2 mini blogs 300 words or less.

Here’s to a great week!

George, AJ, John + Katie

#IMMOOC4 Blog Prompts

Hey IMMOOC Crew,

Can you believe we are beginning week 3? Me either!  I want to celebrate the amazing blogs and ideas that have been generated from so many participants. I love seeing the connections that you are making and hearing the stories of what is happening in your classrooms, schools, and districts.  Keep them coming!

Here are a few blogs (out of many) that I really enjoyed reading this week:

Empowered Learners: What a Student’s Project Taught me About Education by @MrsKrolicki

Change is an Opportunity for Growth by @amyjmcmillan

What’s your Message by @RichViolanti

Make sure you comment and share posts you are reading to extend the learning connect with others!

 

Learning Experiences for Week 3: March 10- March 16: 

This week the focus is on the following question: How can you innovate inside the box?  What can you do within the constraints that exist?

1.YouTube Live (Monday)

I am excited to announce that we will have Brianna Hodges as our guest on our YouTube Live Session at 8pm EST, 5pm PST (Monday, March 12th). Brianna Hodges is a  Advisor and  Digital Learning Director.  She is a passionate educator and all around amazing person.  Hope you will join us to talk about what we can do to “innovate inside the box.”

If you can’t make it to the live session, it will be archived on the Innovator’s Mindset YouTube Channel or you can listen to the podcast here.

2. Suggested Reading + Blog Prompts

The following blog prompts are intended for you to read, reflect, and share your insights.  Suggested chapters are provided along with prompts but if there is something else that inspires you, we encourage you to share that too. Please use both the #IMMOOC and hashtag for the specific book # you are reading to share your blogs, highlights, and reflections. Also, please post your blog in the Facebook group as a comment under the “Season 4, week 2” post.

Innovator’s Mindset #InnovatorsMindset

Suggested Reading: Part 2

Blog Prompts:

How do you create or build on these conditions to support innovation? What has been the impact on those you serve?

Blog your “what if’s” for education? What impact would those have?

Empower #EmpowerBook

Suggested Reading: Chapter 4-6

Blog Prompts:

John & AJ distinguish Fail-URE as permanent while Fail-ING as a process is temporary. Describe how you see these terms play out in your classroom.

EMPOWER is a celebration of the impact teachers can have on the lives of their students. How do we amplify that impact when we empower students?

Learner-Centered Innovation #LCInnovation

Suggested Reading: Chapters 5-7

Blog Prompts:

What traditions can you rethink? What can you start doing? What can you stop doing? What can you improve?

Take a challenge that exists in your school or classroom. How can you reframe the problem to create a better solution as described in?

3. Facebook Live (Wednesday)

Allyson Apsey will be hosting a Facebook Live session Wednesdays at 4:30 PST/7:30 EST.  These convos are always entertaining and insightful:).

Join the Facebook group if you haven’t already and tune in.

4. Twitter Chats (Thursday)

 Tara Martin, Annick Rauch, Allyson Apsey and Katie Martin, will be hosting the Twitter chat on Thursdays at 6PST/ 9EST. Join us for a fun evening and lots of great ideas and connections.

5. Weekly Challenge

The buddy blog is back!  It’s such a good opportunity to connect with someone new and share ideas.

Find a *new* buddy to blog with and share connections in the same book or across the 3 books.

Extra Challenge: Create a triad of people who are reading Innovator’s Mindset, Empower, and Learner-Centered Innovation and do a group blog response to a question based on your experience and the book your are reading.

We look forward to reading tour blogs and connections this week. Thanks for all you do!

George, AJ, John + Katie

#IMMOOC4 Blog Prompts Hangout Announcement

Hey IMMOOC Crew,

It has been an amazing first week.  I have loved the videos, reading your blogs, and seeing connections to The Innovator’s Mindset, Empower and Learner-Centered Innovation. It has also been great to see the connections begin to form across participants.  Remember that you get out of this what you put into it and the more you reach out, comment on blogs, share your ideas, questions, and observations, the deeper your learning.

Learning Experiences for Week 2: March 3- March 10: 

This week the focus is on the following question: What conditions are critical to support learning and innovation?

1.YouTube Live (Monday)

I am excited to announce that we will have Angela Watson as our guest on our YouTube Live Session at 8pm EST, 5pm PST (Monday, March 5th). Angela is a trailblazing educator who continues to share resources and provide support that ensures teaching is more effective, efficient, and enjoyable. As the founder of Due Season Press and Educational Services, she has created printable curriculum resourcesonline courses4 books, the Truth for Teachers podcast, and the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club. You won’t want to miss it!

 

If you can’t make it to the live session, it will be archived on the Innovator’s Mindset YouTube Channel or you can listen to the podcast here.

2. Suggested Reading + Blog Prompts

The following blog prompts are intended for you to read, reflect, and share your insights.  Suggested chapters are provided along with prompts but if there is something else that inspires you, we encourage you to share that too. Please use both the #IMMOOC and hashtag for the specific book # you are reading to share your blogs, highlights, and reflections. Also, please post your blog in the Facebook group as a comment under the “Season 4, week 2” post.

Innovator’s Mindset #InnovatorsMindset

Suggested Reading: Part 1

Review the “Critical Questions for Educators” in Chapter 2.  Why are these important to understand those we serve in education?  What other questions would you ask?

How do you embody the characteristics of the Innovator’s Mindset?

Empower #EmpowerBook

Suggested Reading: Chapters 1-3

“Student choice is the heartbeat of ownership and empowerment.” Respond to that statement and describe how you are honoring that statement.

How do you embrace technology as a way to “open up a world of learning opportunities and then give our students the chance to own those opportunities?”

Learner-Centered Innovation #LCInnovation

Suggested Reading: Chapters 2-4

How might you create or improve your innovation ecosystem that is described in Chapter 2?

What does your ideal classroom look like? What examples do you have that you can connect to the learner-centered experiences described in chapter 4?

3. Facebook Live Participant Interviews (Wednesdays)

Allyson Apsey will be hosting a Facebook Live session Wednesdays at 4:30 PST/7:30 EST to chat with Annick Rauch about how to create these conditions for innovation. Also, make sure you check out the last week’s conversation with the one and only Amber Teamann.

Join the Facebook group if you haven’t already and tune in.

4. Twitter Chats (Thursday)

 Tara Martin, Annick Rauch, Allyson Apsey and I, will be hosting the Twitter chat on Thursdays at 6PST/ 9EST. Join us for a fun evening and lots of great ideas and connections.

Fun fact: Tara Martin, who might actually be a machine, was locked out last week because they thought she was a robot based on how many tweets she generated in an hour— I am still not convinced that she is not a machine but at the very least she is AMAZING and we all do our best to keep up:).

5. Weekly Challenge

Showing gratitude is one of the simplest and most powerful things that we can do for one another.

Reach out and thank someone that has helped create the conditions for learning and innovation and/or been influential in your growth as an educator. Tag them and share your gratitude with #IMMOOC #gratitude

We love learning with and from you. Thanks for all you do!

George, AJ, John + Katie

#IMMOOC4 Blog Prompts Hangout Announcement

Hey IMMOOC Crew,

We are so excited to launch Season 4 of the Innovator’s Mindset Massive Online Open Course (IMMOOC) this week. There are many amazing educators returning this round for a 2nd, 3rd, and 4th time as well as many who are new this round.  If you haven’t signed up yet, please do here for updates and join the Facebook group where we will link our blog posts weekly.

To change it up this round, participants can choose from 3 books. We will focus on a central question/ theme each week- it’s like a massive open literature circle:).  We look forward to the insights from each of the books but also the connections that can be made across all 3.

Here is how we are breaking the books down over the next 5 weeks.

IMMOOC Suggested Reading
Weekly Theme Innovator’s Mindset Empower Learner-Centered Innovation
Week 1: February 24- March 2

Why is innovation in education necessary? Or not?

Foreword and Introduction Foreword and Introduction Foreword, What If and Chapter 1
Week 2: March 3- March 9

What conditions are critical to support learning and innovation?

Part 1 Chapters 1-3 Chapters 2-4
Week 3: March 10- March 16

How can you innovate inside the box?  What can you do within the constraints that exist?

Part 2 Chapters 4-6 Chapters 5-7
Week 4: March 17- March 23

How can we create conditions that empower learners?

Part 3 Chapters 7-9 Chapters 8-10
Week 5: March 24- March 30

What changes can you make in your own practice to move forward?

Part 4 Chapters 10-12 Chapters 11-12

We will be announcing the theme, the guests, and assignments connected to the themes and the reading each Saturday morning.

So, here is week 1!

Week 1: February 24- March 2: Why is innovation in education necessary? Or not?

1.YouTube Live (Monday)

Join us for a YouTube Live Session with the 4 authors, George Couros, AJ Juliani, John Spencer and Katie Martin to kick off season 4 at 8pm EST, 5pm PST (Monday, February 26th). If you miss it live, all live sessions are archived on the Innovator’s Mindset YouTube Channel or you can listen to the podcast here.

2. Suggested Reading

Read the Foreword and Introduction of the Innovator’s Mindset

or

Read the Foreword and Introduction of Empower

or

Foreward, What if and Chapter 1 in Learner-Centered Innovation

3. Blog Prompts

The following blog prompts are intended for you to read, reflect, and share your insights.  Suggested chapters are provided along with prompts but if there is something else that inspires you, we encourage you to share that too. Please use both the #IMMOOC and hashtag for the specific book # you are reading to share your blogs, highlights, and reflections. Also, please post your blog in the Facebook group as a comment under the “Season 4, week 1” post.

Innovator’s Mindset #InnovatorsMindset

Suggested Reading: Foreword and Introduction

Empower

#EmpowerBook

Suggested Reading: Foreword and Introduction

Learner-Centered Innovation

#LCInnovation

Suggested Reading: Foreword, What If and Chapter 1

What do you see as the purpose of education?  Why might innovation be crucial in education?

“Change is an opportunity to do something amazing.”  How are you embracing change to spur innovation in your own context?

AJ & John ask us to consider what students are “DOING” during our 400 daily available minutes. Why do we need to begin by considering the expenditure of time?

AJ & John ask us to invest a large part of our day “to inspire creativity and innovation.” Describe one thing you are doing to make this a daily priority.

Why is it critical to spark curiosity and ignite passions in learners?

How have you embraced the evolving role of the educator? What would you add or revise in the graphic shared in chapter 1?

4. Facebook Live Participant Interviews (Wednesdays)

Allyson Apsey will be hosting a Facebook Live session Wednesdays at 4:30 PST/7:30 EST to connect and learn from participant’s experiences. Join the Facebook group if you haven’t already and tune in.

5. Twitter Chats (Thursday)

On Thursday Tara Martin will be hosting the Twitter chats on Thursdays at 6PST/ 9EST. They are fast and furious but lots of fun so jump in and don’t worry about reading everything, it’s almost impossible.  Tara has created this awesome post with tips and much more. We have some fun challenges and activities planned so stay tuned!

6. Weekly Challenge

Post a video on Twitter to introduce yourself and share your goal(s) for the next 5 weeks. Make sure to include #IMMOOC and the hashtag for the book you are reading. 

Over the next 6 weeks, we are looking forward to connecting with educators around the world in the Innovator’s Mindset #IMMOOC to discuss and learn about new ideas, shift thinking and ultimately create new and better opportunities for the learners we serve.  George Couros highlights in the Innovator’s Mindset, “Change is the Opportunity to do Something Amazing.” We are looking forward to hearing new ideas from educators around the world to expand our thinking and practice.

Let’s do this!

#IMMOOC4 Blog Prompts Hangout Announcement

We appreciate all of the people who have signed up for the #IMMOOC, and as a show of appreciation, Dave Burgess Consulting and IMpress Books will be giving away some prizes.

You will have the opportunity to win three books of your choice from the Dave Burgess Consulting library, so if you want to be entered, please do the following:

  1. Sign up for the #IMMOOC mailing list if you have not already joined.
  2. Tweet a selfie of you holding the book “The Innovator’s Mindset,” “Learner-Centred Innovation,” or “Empower” to the #IMMOOC hashtag (Kindle version or Paperback). Please also use the hashtag of the corresponding book so the authors can connect with you directly (Innovator’s Mindset = #IMMOOC #InnovatorsMindset, Empower = #IMMOOC #EmpowerBook, Learner-Centred Innovation = #IMMOOC #LCInnovation).
  3. Fill in this form to finalize your entry.
  4. You can enter twice if you post to your own personal Facebook with the #IMMOOC hashtag as well (you will need to fill out the entry with a link to your Facebook post as well).

There will be ten prizes given away, and we will be making the draw on March 12, 2018 (or close to that date); you have until March 9 to enter.  Winners will be contacted directly via email.

Thank you for entering! We look forward to your selfies. 🙂

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#IMMOOC4

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How do you move from “pockets of innovation” to a “culture of innovation”?

How do we move from “engagement” to “empowerment”?

What does innovation mean for education, and how do we create the opportunities for our staff that we want for our learners?

These are questions that will be looking at in the fourth round of #IMMOOC.

To change it up this round, participants can choose 1 of 3 books.

“The Innovator’s Mindset” by George Couros

“Empower” by AJ Juliani and John Spencer

or

“Learner-Centred Innovation” by Katie Martin

(You do not need to focus on all 3, but we encourage you to choose one for this round of #IMMOOC. Full disclosure, all three of these books are with either DBC Consulting or IMpress Books, a subsidiary company.)

Katie Martin will be leading this round, but myself (George Couros), as well as John Spencer and AJ Juliani, will all be involved in the course.  This gives participants an opportunity to discuss each book directly with the author while sharing their own user-generated content.

If you are new to #IMMOOC, I would suggest you start with “The Innovator’s Mindset.” If you have taken the course before, “Empower” is a shorter read, while “Learner-Centred Innovation” is a bit longer. All (hopefully) have a powerful and inspiring message, but you are free to choose the book that you have the most interest in.

Starting February 26, each Monday night we will have a YouTube Live session at 9 PM EST (6 PM PST), that will be consistent every Monday night based on past user feedback.  The YouTube Live sessions are planned for the following dates (same time weekly, 6 PM PST):

 

Date
February 26
March 5
March 12
March 19
March 26

We will also have a Twitter chat weekly (#IMMOOC), led by Tara Martin. are on the following dates:

March 1, 2018 9pm EST
March 8, 2018 9pm EST
March 15, 2018 9pm EST
March 22, 2018 9pm EST
March 29, 2018 9pm EST
April 5, 2018 9pm EST

We are also extremely excited to bring on some awesome guests for this experience that will share their own experiences and work, to open up the learning past the book.

We will also bring on guests for some of the YouTube Live sessions, and those will be announced in the future.

 

If you are interested in joining, please do the following:

  1. Buy a copy of “The Innovator’s Mindset“, “Empower” or “Learner-Centred Innovation“.  You do not need to purchase a copy of any of these books to participate, but it is definitely helpful to the conversations. We will have a “selfie challenge” coming soon so get your book as soon as you can so you can win a prize for our draw.
  2. Sign up for the course (also listed below).
  3. Get your blog ready to go! (I suggest either edublogs.org or wordpress.com)
  4. Share that you are joining to the #IMMOOC hashtag on Twitter and share this link for others to sign up.
  5. Join the Facebook group.

We look forward to having so many great people join this process and delving deeper into the importance of innovation in education. 

 

From “Empower”

#IMMOOC4

So here we are…at the final episode of #IMMOOC for the season.  It has been amazing how the alumni have really stepped up this season and really driven the process.  Thank you to all of those that have returned, modeled their learning, and supported others to this process.  It has been amazing to watch.

In the final episode of the season, we will have Kayla Delzer join us.  Kayla is a current classroom teacher, and has an avid interest in learning spaces, and shares her learning throughout the world. We are looking forward to having her join us this week on November 1, at 8pm EST (5pm PST).  You can find the link below:

Here are the final assignments for the week:

  1. Read Part 4 of “The Innovator’s Mindset“. It is also now available on Audiobook.  The last chapter was extremely emotional for me to read.
  2. I am going to encourage you to write two posts this week.

    a. The first is to give a shoutout to 3 other blog posts that you read from other participants.  Provide a link, their social media handle, and a quick summary, as well as why it made an impact on you.

    b. The second is to either talk about the #IMMOOC experience and how it made an impact on you, or something that you are going to try differently because of #IMMOOC.  Or both.

  3. Join the final Twitter chat on Thursday, November 2, at 9pm EST.

That’s it!  You have made it to the end!

This might be the final time I run #IMMOOC, so if it is, please know that I really enjoyed watching so many connections being made through the process.  I really want to thank you for your dedication and your willingness to finish off this process.

All the best for the rest of the school year, and I look forward to connecting with you all continuously.

#IMMOOC3 Blog Prompts

Amazing how quickly this process goes.  We are already in week 5 and I have appreciated the conversations and contributions that so many have had through this process.

This week, we are lucky to have an educational leader and author of the book, “What’s In Your Space“, Dwight Carter, join us for a conversation.  You can watch live on Tuesday, October 24, at 8pm EST (5pm PST).  The link is below:

Here are the suggested assignments for the week.

  1. Read Part 3 of “The Innovator’s Mindset”
  2. We are going to try a different blog challenge this week. I encourage you to write 3 posts under 250 words.  The reason I encourage you to do this is that a lot of times, educators are more likely to read shorter posts, but it also shows that a blog post can be effective while being short and to the point.  There are 5 chapters in Part 3, so I encourage you to write on 3 of the 5 chapters, but here are some prompts that might help:
    Here are some other questions that might help you from the book as well.  If none of these work, please write based on what you are passionate about.
  3. Please join us for the Twitter chat on Thursday at 9pm EST.

 

By this point of the process, people start to check out. I encourage you to finish strong!  As I have stated before, you get out of it what you put in, but I know that many of the “alumni” that have finished the process have not only enjoyed the benefit, but have made a significant impact on others.

See you this week!

#IMMOOC3 Blog Prompts

We are pumped for episode 4 with Patrick Larkin.  Patrick is not only a good friend of mine, but he is a forward-thinking leader that is amazing at building relationships with the people he serves.  This chat will happen live on Wednesday, October 18, at 8pm EST, (5pm PST).  You can watch live here:

If you missed the conversation with Tara Martin last week, you can watch it live here.

Here are the assignments for this week:

  1. Read Part 2, Chapters 6 and 7.
  2. Do a video reflection on Twitter to the hashtag #IMMOOC and focus on either one of these questions:

    a. Why are relationships so important to innovation in education?
     

    b. Your thoughts on “engagement” versus “empowerment”.

  3. Blog prompts for the week are the following:

    a. Is modeling your learning something that is important to innovation?  What do you do to model your own learning through your practice?
     

    b. Relationships and collaboration are crucial to innovation, but what about working in isolation? Where does that come into play?c. Who is an educator that has had a tremendous impact on you in your career that you met through social media or have dug into their stuff from afar? Why did they have an impact?

  4. Comment to 3 other participant posts and share out 3 other posts (can be the same).
  5. #IMMOOC twitter chat happens this week on Thursday, October 19, at 9pm EST (6pm PST)

Have a great week everyone! The content that has been created this season has been phenomenal!  Keep it up!

P.S.  The #IMMOOC Selfie-Contest winners have been contacted.  Thanks for all that participated!

#IMMOOC3