NAEYC 2013: Real Professional Development Online


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NAEYC 2013: Real Professional Development Online

  1. 1. 11/21/13     It’s real PD and it’s online Chip  Donohue,  PhD   Dean  of  Distance  Learning  &  Con?nuing  Educa?on   Director,  TEC  Center   Senior  Fellow,  Fred  Rogers  Center     Amanda  Armstrong,  MS   Program  Coordinator,  TEC  Center   Essential elements of effective, engaging and empowering online professional development     NAEYC  2013   Technology  issues  for  teacher  educators  and   professional  development  providers   1.  Blurring  the  lines  between  technology  tools  for  personal   and  professional  use   2.  Combining  the  many  flavors  of  learning  into  a  mashup   3.  Blending  technology  trends  and  emerging  tools  with  best   prac?ces  in  teacher  educa?on/professional  development   4.  Designing,  developing  and  delivering  effec?ve,  engaging   and  empowering  blended  and  online  courses,  professional   development  and  training  in  a  connected  world   1  
  2. 2. 11/21/13   The  young  and  the  digital   Born  digital…born  analog…born  BPC   ECE’s  narrow  bandwidth  of  experience…   •  Born  in  another  ?me   •  Digital  tourists  teaching  digital  locals   •  Confron?ng  our  technology  shortcomings   •  Educa?ng  teacher  educators,  professional   development  providers,  teachers,  parents   •  Using  technology  to  learn  how  to  use   technology…for  teaching,  learning  and  living   2  
  3. 3. 11/21/13   Digital  obstacles  for  PD  in  ECE   Digital  resistance   Digital  obstacles  for  PD  in  ECE   Teaching  analog  educators  digital  tricks   3  
  4. 4. 11/21/13   Digital  obstacles  for  PD  in  ECE   Adding  tech  isn’t  enough   Digital  obstacles  for  PD  in  ECE   Drowning  in  digital  informa@on   4  
  5. 5. 11/21/13   Digital  opportuni?es  for  PD  in  ECE   Personal  Tools  =  Professional  Tools   •  Brainstorm  a  list  of  technology  tools  you  use   everyday   •  Make  a  list  of  the  daily  tasks  you  accomplish   with  your  technology  tools   •  What  technology  tools  would  you  refuse  to   let  me  take  away  or  turn  off  for  a  day?   Personal  tools   •  Cellphone/Smartphone   •  GPS   •  Tablet  and  apps   •  Voice  recogni?on  /  Siri   •  Laptop     •  WiFi   •  E-­‐reader   •  Social  media   •  Digital  Camera/ Camcorder   •  Streaming  media   •  iPod,  iTunes  /  MP3  player   •  YouTube   •  Blogs  and  News  Aggregators   5  
  6. 6. 11/21/13   Personal  tools  for  living  &  learning   •  Check  email   •  Buy  ?ckets  or  a  product   •  Send  a  text   •  Book  a  restaurant  or  trip   •  Make  a  phone  call   •  Search  for  informa?on   •  Check  the  weather   •  Par?cipate  in  social  media   •  Update  your  calendar   •  Listen  to  music/podcast   •  Keep  up  with  news   •  Watch  a  video   •  Check  the  sports  scores   •  Take  a  photo/video   •  Get  direc?ons   •  Read  a  book  or  magazine     All  contribute  to  digital  literacy   A  neighborly  reminder…   …Computers  can  be  useful  machines,  especially  when  they  help   people  communicate  in  caring  ways  with  each  other…   Dear  Mister  Rogers,  Does  It  Ever  Rain  in  Your  Neighborhood?         6  
  7. 7. 11/21/13   Blending  technology   trends  with  best   prac?ces  in  EC   teacher  educa?on     and  professional   development   The  many  flavors  of  learning   •  Lifelong  and  lifewide   •  Formal  /  informal   •  Blended  /  flipped   •  Mobile   •  Distributed   •  Social   •  Connected   A  21st  century  learning  mashup   7  
  8. 8. 11/21/13   Lifelong  &  lifewide  learning  ecology   •  Learn  with  anyone,  any@me,  anywhere,  on  any  device   •  Blend  formal  and  informal  learning   •  Mobile  access  to  on  demand  and  just-­‐in-­‐?me  learning   •  Open  informa?on  and  free  educa?on   •  Social  learning  and  professional  learning  communi?es   •  Connect  personal  and  professional   •  Are  you  leaning  back  or  leaning  in?       “…now  we  can  watch  a  newspaper,  listen   to  a  magazine,  see  a  phone  call…”   Formal  &  informal  learning     •  Tools  for  learning  everywhere-­‐all-­‐the-­‐?me   •  Consumer…Adopter…Adapter…Creator   •  Home  and  school   •  Out-­‐of-­‐school  ?me   •  Libraries,  museums,  nature  centers,  zoos   •  Family  media  ecology   8  
  9. 9. 11/21/13   Blended  learning   •  Face-­‐to-­‐face  and  online     •  Classroom,  online  and  mobile  learning   •  Synchronous  and  asynchronous   •  Personal  and  professional   •  Formal  and  informal   Flipped  classroom   •  The  Kahn  Academy   •  The  flipped  classroom  inverts  tradi?onal  teaching   methods,  delivering  instruc?on  online  outside  of   class  and  moving  “homework”  into  the  classroom   •  Educa?onal  technology  and  learning  ac?vi?es  both   influence  the  learning  environment     •  Pedagogical  shig  –  Online  learning  already  flipped   the  sage  on  the  stage  to  the  guide  on  the  side     9  
  10. 10. 11/21/13   Mobile  learning  /  BYOD   •  Any?me,  anywhere,  with  anyone  on  any  device   •  Mobile  learners  with  portable  devices   •  Learning  when  the  learner  is  not  at  a  fixed,   predetermined  loca?on   •  Learning  when  the  learner  uses  mobile  tech  to   access  informa?on  and  interact  with  others   •  BYOD  –  Bring  your  own  device  to  work,  to  school     Distributed  learning   Open  learning  /  content   •  iTunesU   •  MIT,  Harvard,  Stanford   •  Kahn  Academy   •  TED   •  You  Tube  EDU   10  
  11. 11. 11/21/13   Massive  Open  Online  Course   • Course  par?cipants  are  worldwide   • 100s  to  1000s  to  100,000s  simultaneously   • Free  or  modest  fee  if  working  toward   cer?fica?on/accredita?on   • Course  content  is  not  found  in  one  place  –  the   web  is  the  “textbook”   Massive  Open  Online  Course   • No  specific  requirements  but  expected  to  stay   up  to  date   • Par?cipants  and  instructors  aggregate,  reminx   and  repurpose  the  content  during  the  course   • Hubs  of  interac?on  include  classroom,  blogs,   porkolios,  social  media  and  networks,   discussions,  YouTube…   We  need  LOOCs  not  MOOCs   11  
  12. 12. 11/21/13   Social  learning   •  •  •  •  •  •  •  Social  Media  /  Networks   Par?cipatory  culture   Peer-­‐to-­‐peer   User-­‐contributed  content     User  ra?ngs,  rankings  and  reviews   Crowd  sourcing   Affinity  groups  /  Communi?es  of  interest   Social  media  for  learning   •  Adds  speed  to  E-­‐Learning     •  Distance  doesn’t  maner   •  Enables  collabora?on   •  Thrives  on  communica?on   •  Encourages  peer-­‐to-­‐peer   •  Connects  personal/professional     12  
  13. 13. 11/21/13   Connected  learning   Links  and  leverages  experiences,  interests,  communi?es,  and  contexts  in   which  learners  par?cipate  as  poten?al  learning  opportuni?es.   •  New  technology  tools  to  connect  people  to  ideas  and  people  with   people  –  a  highly  connected  learning  ecosystem   •  Learning  together  across  genera?ons,  cultures,  communi?es,  contexts   •  Mash  up  formal  and  informal  to  develop  unique  learning  pathways   •  Integra?on  and  cura?on  to  find  answers   •  Bridge  home,  school  and  “third  spaces”    A  connec@vist  approach      for  construc@vists     Moving  Erikson  Online   Homegrown  best  prac?ces   and  5  keywords  for   effec?ve,  engaging  and   empowering  online  teaching   and  learning     Early  Childhood  Teacher  Educa?on         and  Professional  Development   13  
  14. 14. 11/21/13   Our  5  keywords   for  effec?ve,   engaging  and   empowering   online  learning   Moving  Erikson  Online   •  Blending  high  tech  with  high  touch   •  Suppor?ng  and  engaging  new  online  learners   •  Encouraging  rela?onships   •  Building  community   •  Promo?ng  a  “sense  of  belonging”   •  Suppor?ng  and  developing  online  aculty     •  Establishing  the  instructor’s  voice  and  presence   14  
  15. 15. 11/21/13   Effec?ve  online  teachers  are…   •  Fearlessly  authen?c   •  Conspicuously  present   •  Inten?onal   •  Reflec?ve   •  Balanced   •  In  rhythm   •  Teach  anyone,  any?me,  anywhere  on  any  device     Homegrown  Best  Prac?ces   •  EriksonOnline  community  of  prac?ce   •  Blending  asynchronous  and  synchronous     •  Video  and  audio   –  Course  Welcome  and  Module  Intros   –  Course  &  Assignment  Expecta?ons         –  Demonstra?ons  of  concepts   –  Animated  graphics   15  
  16. 16. 11/21/13   Homegrown  Best  Prac?ces   •  Video  &  Audio   –  Classroom  capture   –  Reading  a  children’s  book   –  Faculty  team  interviews/presenta?ons   –  Narrated  presenta?ons   Voice   Presence   Story   Rhythm   Community   It’s  Erikson,  and  it’s  online   16  
  17. 17. 11/21/13   Effec@ve,  engaging   and  empowering   online  professional   development     What  have  we  baked  into  our  recipe?   •  Knowledge  of  adult  learning  and  EC  educators   as  adult  learners   •  Preference  for  face-­‐to-­‐face/community   •  Online  teaching  and  learning  strategies   •  Instructor  presence  –  Guide  on  the  Side   •  Chunking  content,  modules,  mul?media   •  On-­‐site,  blended,  webinars,  fully  online   •  Blending  synchronous  and  asynchronous  tools     17  
  18. 18. 11/21/13   Online  Professional  Development   Online  Professional  Development   18  
  19. 19. 11/21/13   A  case  study:  Teaching  with  technology   Amanda  Armstrong   A  case  study:  Teaching  with  technology   •  Early  childhood  childhood  specialist  program   –  Administrators  and  teachers   •  Early  literacy  and  language  development   •  Blended  learning   –  In  person  seminars   –  Online  modules   –  Webinar   19  
  20. 20. 11/21/13   Online  Module   •  Par?cipant  survey   •  NAEYC/Fred  Rogers  Center  Joint  Posi?on  Statement   –  Build  connec?on  to  teaching  prac?ce   –  Develop  framework  for  digital  choices   •  Video,  audio,  and  interac?vity       •  Resource  integra?on   •  Learn  how  to  use  tech  by  using  tech   •  Building  a  community  of  prac?ce   Teaching  with  technology  module   20  
  21. 21. 11/21/13   Teaching  with  technology  module   Teaching  with  technology  module   21  
  22. 22. 11/21/13   Teaching  with  technology  module   Teaching  with  technology  module   22  
  23. 23. 11/21/13   Teaching  with  technology  module   Teaching  with  technology  webinar   23  
  24. 24. 11/21/13   Case  Study  Conclusion   •  Team  approach   •  Use  different  types  of  technology  in  meaningful   contexts   •  Content:     –  Connects  research,  theory,  prac?ce,  and  par?cipant   input   •  Engagement:     –  Share  stories,  ideas,  resources,  and  problem  solving   strategies   Tech  Professional  Development  Magic   •  Show  don’t  tell   •  Have  each  classroom  learn  a  different  applica?on   •  Host  a  teacher  tech  playground  /  tech  play  group   •  Create  tech  field  trips   •  Have  a  teacher  tech  show  and  tell  at  the  end  of  every   staff  mee?ng   •  Develop  program  best  prac?ces  with  tech   •  Create  a  teaching  with  tech  learning  community   24  
  25. 25. 11/21/13       Big  Ideas  for  Online  PD   1.  Preach  what  you  prac?ce   2.  Model  lifelong/lifewide  learning   3.  Pull  instead  of  push   4.  Use  tech  to  learn  how  to  use  tech   5.  Be  a  designer  of  learning   6.  Tech  manager,  mediator,  mentor   7.  Tech  leadership   This  work  is  licensed  under  a  Creative  Commons  Attribution-­‐NonCommercial-­‐ShareAlike  3.0  Unported  License   25