Development With A DifferencePresentation Transcript
Development with a Difference Redefining Professional Development for Today’s Teachers Brad Fountain Discovery Education
A bit of trivia...
Which age group has the highest percentage of its members online?
What percentage of public school students are considered to be part of a racial or ethnic minority group?
One of the fastest growing websites in the world and has visitors watching over 100 million videos per day?
If registered users of this website were a country, it would be larger than Germany, France and the United Kingdom.
What is the percentage of students entering school that speak a language other than English?
“ When a teacher tries to teach something to the entire class at the same time, chances are, one-third of the kids already know it; one-third will get it; and the remaining third won't. So two thirds of the children are wasting their time.” - Lilian Katz as quoted in Teaching Young Children (1993) We Must Know Our Students
Is development being augmented by the tools we use?
Teacher training is something that can be presented or managed by others ; teacher development is something that can be done by and for oneself ” (Edge 1988)
What About Individualizing Professional Development?
The Web 2.0 Revolution
A little bit about Web 2.0
Summarized in “ social software ” or tools that connect people and allow them to:
Teachers move from the more traditional model of being isolated in their classes, schools, states, and countries when developing themselves professionally, to one where they collaborate with colleagues around the world by participating in…
Communities for Teachers and Educators
Apple Educator Events
Local Educational Institutions
Online Office Space
Keeping Information Attainable
Teaching the Information to Find You
DEN TV via ustream
I develop with Web 2.0 … and I am not isolated from my peers therefore I not only survive, but strive!!!
Some good reads…
2 Cents Worth – David Warlick
Teach42 – Steve Dembo
The Strength of Weak Ties – David Jakes
Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Wes Fryer
Weblogg-ed – Will Richardson
Dangerously Irrelevant – Scott McLeod
Beth’s Thoughts on Technology in the Classroom – Beth Knittle
Tested – Linda Perlstein
Don’t Bother Me Mom—I’m Learning! – Marc Prensky
A Whole New Mind – Daniel Pink
The World is Flat – Thomas Friedman
What Video Games Have to Teach us About Literacy and Learning – James Paul Gee