OBC

col·lab·o·ra·tive
kəˈlab(ə)rədiv/

adjective

produced or conducted by two or more parties working together.


In late 2014 educational leaders from Marysville, Olentangy, and Westerville joined forces to identify areas of potential collaboration.  A common theme of ‘blended learning’ and ‘digital resources’ was identified and a new partnership was formed to design, build, and share complete blended learning courses.  The OBC is the product of discussions and work focused on creating content to help teachers teach in a blended environment by improving internal teacher capacity for blended learning, identifying a common method and practice to design digital content, and pinpointing a process to evaluate content.  The collaborative partnered with ConnectingEd to facilitate common professional development and monitor educator progress on course development.

Vision
Every educator in Ohio empowered to find, adapt, create, and share blended learning content.

Mission
To provide a comprehensive professional development framework of blended learning skills to curate, create and share.

Goals
– Develop a framework which empowers educators to find, adapt, create and share customizable blended resources
– Empower educators to customize learning by providing support, resources and time to reflect and improve their teaching practice
– Provide a shared cost structure for professional development and curriculum material creation