Ohio Standards
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Prof. Learning & Support
Professional Learning

Community and Collaboration with Open Space Groups

Webinar date: Thursday, December 2 2021, 2:30 PM

Open Space Groups are community spaces that can be organized for multiple purposes and can span a range of topics, events, and subject areas. Groups provide a way for users to connect and collaborate with like-minded educators around the state, organize resources using folders, and create and participate in discussions.

Join the INFOhio team for this 30-minute webinar about how you can use Groups in Open Space to expand your professional learning network, discover different education-related communities, create and join conversations, and discover, share, or create relevant resources for your subject area.

Learning outcomes of this event include:

  1. Recognizing the core features and uses of Open Space Groups, including finding and joining groups, resources and folders, and discussions.
  2. Articulating potential uses of Groups for your professional work and/or team(s).

To get the most out of the webinar, it is recommended that you read the following resources prior to watching:


Use this url to bookmark or link to Community and Collaboration with Open Space Groups: https://www.infohio.org/document-library/item/lwi2021202.

  • Mary Rowland
    Senior Instructional Specialist

    Mary Rowland

    Mary Rowland is a former high school English teacher with 14 years of teaching experience. Mary is an accomplished leader who facilitated professional development in her previous district on integrating web-based tools into the classroom, Google Apps for Education, and writing across the curriculum. Mary is passionate about supporting INFOhio’s mission to help Ohio’s educators integrate the tools and resources to strengthen education for Ohio’s students.

  • Matt Yauk
    Senior Instructional Specialist

    Matt Yauk

    Matt Yauk leads initiatives for Open Educational Resources, communities of practice, and content evaluation and curation. He is a certified educator who has worked as a Business and Technology teacher and as an Instructional Designer and Academic Technology Director in higher education. He has a B.S. in Education: Technical Education and Training from The Ohio State University and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Cincinnati. The positive impact on student learning and educator development has always been his primary focus.


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