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TTT#324 Session at NCTE - Open Learning: Empowering Teachers Through Professional Development - Chair, Karen Fasimpaur 11.17.12


74:34 minutes (51.2 MB)

Enjoy this special episode of TTT, recorded in Las Vagas. We live-streamed our session and this is a recording of that event. Here's the program description:

This panel will discuss innovative models of professional development that include peer collaboration, self-directed learning, active involvement, and learning communities. We will give models for using social media for professional activities and we'll share a wide variety of resources and brainstorm how to involve teachers in driving their own personal learning to improve student learning and the profession as a whole.

  • Chair: Karen Fasimpaur K12 Open Ed, Portal, Arizona -
  • Speaker: Paul Allison The Bronx Academy Senior High School, New York -
  • Speaker: Harry Brake American School Foundation Librarian, Mexico City, Mexico -
  • Speaker: Christina Cantrill National Writing Project, Berkeley, California -
  • Speaker: Paul Oh National Writing Project, Berkeley, California -

Karen's reflections and notes, posted on her blog K12 Open Ed on November 26, 2012:

Last week, I had the privilege of facilitating a panel at NCTE called “Open Learning: Empowering Teachers Through Professional Development.”

Anyone who knows me knows that I have become a big believer in open models of professional learning through spaces like Twitter, P2PU, TTT, Digital Is, and others. This session was all about that. (Slides below. Also, we live streamed the session, thanks to Paul Allison, and the video is here.)

To me, these new models of professional learning are all about value, openness, self-direction, agency, and authenticity. It’s time to reject PD that doesn’t achieve these goals.

At the end of the session, we asked everyone to choose a few words that summarized what they thought the future of professional learning should be. Here they are.

 

Please add a comment with your own thoughts on this and join us in one of the many online spaces to explore this further.


EdTechWeekly#201 - Dave's real life issue


41:52 minutes (9.58 MB)
EdTechWeekly#201
October 2, 2011

Participants Jeff Lebow,  dave cormierJohn Schinker
Topics:  Dave's real life issue -  MOOC-ish Professional Development experiment involving faculty learning about online learning and prospective students learning about university life.


Chat Log Below

Teachers Teaching Teachers #243 - Donovan Hohn on Moby Duck & Alice Barr on what you are doing this summer - 4.13.11


59:59 minutes (13.73 MB)

Teachers are learners at heart. We’ve got full time jobs, rooms full of hormonally-driven teens, stacks of papers to grade – yet we still find time to write and to learn ourselves. On this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers, we hear from two inspirational teachers, Donovan Hohn and Alice Barr.

Donovan Hohn’s writing has appeared in Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Outside, and The Moby DuckMoby Duck Best Creative Nonfiction, Vol. 2. A former New York City English teacher, he is now the features editor of GQ. He lives in New York with his wife and sons. You may have heard his interview with Terry Gross on NPR on March 29, 2011, where he talked about his experiences writing his first book, Moby Duck.

Alice Barr, our colleague at Seedlings, is the Instructional Technology Coordinator at Yarmouth High School, Yarmouth, Maine, a Google Certified Teacher and Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern Maine. She mentors faculty and students on 1:1 laptop integration and is network administrator and webmaster. People ask her all the time what’s available this summer and she wanted to share her own upcoming courses so she launched and twittered a Summer 2011 PD Opportunities page that has already become an amazing shared resource as we begin to think about upcoming opportunities to learn something new or share what we have learned. Add your plans at http://alicebarr.blogspot.com/p/summer-2011-professional-development.html

Enjoy this conversation!

Click Read more to see a copy of the chat that was happening during the webcast.

21st Century Learning #115: Liz Davis Discussing One on One Teacher Professional Develoment


17:24 minutes (8 MB)

21st Century Learning #115
November 24, 2009
Liz Davis on 1 to 1 Teacher Professional Develoment

A conversation with Liz Davis about integrating technology into the curriculum with a 1 on 1 professional development.  Read more about Liz's ideas on her blog or at the ISENet NING

21st Century Learning #98: Designing an Open Online Teacher Academy -- Part 2


25:46 minutes (23.64 MB)

21st Century Learning #98
Designing an Open Online Teacher Academy  -- Part 2
March 19, 2009

Week 2 of figuring out how to design an online teacher academy. 

We're starting to nail down a goal for this academy: 

The goal of this experience is to:
1. Teach online tools in the context of teaching and learning
2. Creating online community to model and sustain this learning

 *Please not that these are in draft form.

This online teacher academy starts by walking its participants through some basic online tools while building a community, and creates a structure for the participants to create and document new work thus leaving a legacy for the next generation of learners. 

With these goals and constructs, where do you see this going?  Leave us a comment here or over at the isenet.ning.com/forum/topics/call-for-a-conversation-onlineISENet ning.

 

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