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

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

EdTechWeekly#201

October
2, 2011

Participants Jeff
Lebow
,  dave
cormier
John
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

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

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

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.

 

Photo from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jiscinfonet/405736372/

21st Century Learning #97:Designing an open, web 2.0, personal learning network, online community building, project for teachers

Networked Faculty

21st Century Learning #97
Networked Faculty Designing an open, web 2.0, personal learning network, online community building, project for teachers
March 12, 2009

Dave Cormier and Demetri Orlando join us to explore the concept of an open, web 2.0, personal learning network, online community building, project for teachers.   Have suggestions or resources to discuss here?  Please add them to this conversation by commenting on this post or emailing us at [email protected]  Please join us at 1:00pm EST on Thursday, March 19th at https://edtechtalk.net/live where we’ll continue the conversation. 

Click here for the chat transcript

Teachers Teaching Teachers #129 – Writing in the Digital Age – A special National Writing Project show – 11.12.08

On this special episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers, Paul Allison and Susan Ettenheim — with Alice Barr, a technology teacher in Yarmouth, Maine — welcomed to the show a couple of teachers, a couple of Writing Project Directors, and a researcher of Writing Projects. These folks (along with James Shiroff from the Denver Writing Project) will be presenting and facilitating a 2-hour session at the National Writing Project’s 2008 Annual Meeting this week. The name of their featured presenation, "Writing in the Digital Age," identifies some of the issues discussed on this podcast.

  • Seth Mitchell, high school teacher and Tech Liaison for the Maine Writing Project (University of Maine)
  • Sarah Hunt-Barron, middle school teacher, teacher consultant of the Upstate Writing Project in South Carolina and doctoral student at Clemson University
  • Rebecca Kaminski, Director Upstate Writing Project in South Carolina and professor at Clemson University, SC
  • Felicia George, Associate Director of the New York City Writing Project at Lehman
    College, NY
  • Laura Stokes, Inverness Research in California

We think you’ll enjoy this conversation whether or not you are planning to join these folks at the National Writing Project’s Annual Meeting in San Antonio November 20 and 21.

These Writing Project teachers and their colleagues also shared stories about how they support their fellow teachers to further their development in teaching writing in a digital environment. Many interesting ideas about the students’ enthusiasm for writing to real audiences and generating more writing were discussed along with issues that local programs face when offering professional development services to teachers in their area.

Click Read more to see a transcript of the chat that was happening at the same time as the webcast.

21st Century Learning #81 Alec Couros on Teacher Education and Open Course Design

21st Century Learning #81
Alec Couros on Teacher Education and Open Course Design
October 24, 2008

This week Alec Couros joined us to discuss teacher education and creating an open course for pre and in-service K-12
teachers.  This course would be similar to his Open, Social, Connected course. 

Interested?  Contact Alec via Twitter or his Blog.  Alex check out his K12 Online presentation.

Not passionate about this, but know someone who might be?  Send them Alec’s contact info.

See you next week with a preview of the NEIT 2008 Conference.  

 

<– Click here for the chat transcript –>

21st Century Learning #46: Year in Review, Professional Learning, Summer Plans and Reading

EdTechTalk: 21st Century Learning #46
Year in Review, Professional Learning, Summer Plans and Reading
June 19, 2007

This week, we discussed our year, our summer plans, a professional development learning network, and our summer plans and reading.

To contact us, please submit a comment on this post or send us e-mail at 21 [at] edtechtalk.com.

Click here for the show notes

 

A Discussion on Worldbridges Sustainability

A Discussion on Worldbridges Sustainability

November 16, 2006


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While hanging out on air before EdTech Brainstorm, Brad Hicks skyped in and asked Jeff & Dave about the sustainability of Worldbridges and The Webcast Academy.  The discussion that ensued covered non-profit possibilities, other financial considerations, potential management structures and how to avoid participant burnout. 

Chat Log Below

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