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educator<br />Personal Learning Networks and Professional Development The Search for 21st Century Teachers.<br />Presented...
ExpectedOutcomes<br />      On completion of this session, participants will become aware of:<br /><ul><li>The new challen...
The vast amount of  tools and resources available for teachers’ professional growth
A number of strategies for implementing teacher development and technology-based learning tools.
how online resources and teacher Networks may be used effectively in ELT programs.</li></li></ul><li>Based on your experie...
English teachersneedtobecome updated in all the theories and latest trends of education and ELT
Technologyisthebesttoolforteacherdevelopment
Succesfulexperiences and new ideas in the ELT fieldmightcontributetostrenghtenthebilingualprograms in Colombia.
Teachersshouldnever stop learning</li></li></ul><li>What do you think?<br /><Video><br />Classrooms of Today & Tomorrow:<b...
Traditional Learning vs New Learning<br /><Video><br />Traditional learning vs new learning<br />
TEACHERS!ARE YOU PREPARED?<br />
The Networked Teacher<br />Image by Dr Alec Couros – University of Regina<br />
“The information revolution <br />requires a matching <br />education revolution”<br />Institute for Learning and Research...
A Paradigm Shift?<br />M.A  Andres Atehortua A.<br />
Problem 1:<br />isolation<br />
Problem 2: Change?<br />Charles Kettering – "The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress."<...
“Ifyouthinkthatchangeispainful, findingoutthatyou are irrelevantiseven more painful.”<br />-unknown<br />“Hellisthe place ...
Learning: a never-endingprocess<br /><Video><br />The Learning Society<br />
21st Century Pedagogy<br />Cathy Higham, Cambridge University Press, 2007<br />
WEB 2.0<br />Wordle.net<br />
global connections<br />
Personal Learning Network<br />
http://www.flickr.com/photos/76088705@N00/1818079605<br />Where do I start?<br />
Get connected yourself (before you facilitate other educators and students getting connected)<br />Vicki Davis, aka “The C...
making<br />personal<br />connections<br />
forming <br />groups<br />
making personal contributions <br />
making personal contributions <br />
constantly connecting<br />
investing in collaborations<br />
Colombian English teachers on Facebook<br />http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Colombian-English-Teachers-Network/1...
who’s in your network?<br />
Grow Your OwnPersonal Learning Network<br /><ul><li> Get personal
Virtualcolleagues
Build personal relationships
 Connect on an individual level
Expand your network
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  1. 1. educator<br />Personal Learning Networks and Professional Development The Search for 21st Century Teachers.<br />Presented by: Omar Andres Atehortua – M.A in ELT<br />XIX Regional Conference : "Sharing  and Integrating Culture :Theory and  Practice in ELT"<br />
  2. 2. ExpectedOutcomes<br /> On completion of this session, participants will become aware of:<br /><ul><li>The new challenges and opportunities that English teachers have to become 21st century educators
  3. 3. The vast amount of tools and resources available for teachers’ professional growth
  4. 4. A number of strategies for implementing teacher development and technology-based learning tools.
  5. 5. how online resources and teacher Networks may be used effectively in ELT programs.</li></li></ul><li>Based on your experience, you will "Agree" or "Disagree" or "No opinion“ next to each of these statements.<br /><ul><li>Teachers are more succesfulworking in isolation
  6. 6. English teachersneedtobecome updated in all the theories and latest trends of education and ELT
  7. 7. Technologyisthebesttoolforteacherdevelopment
  8. 8. Succesfulexperiences and new ideas in the ELT fieldmightcontributetostrenghtenthebilingualprograms in Colombia.
  9. 9. Teachersshouldnever stop learning</li></li></ul><li>What do you think?<br /><Video><br />Classrooms of Today & Tomorrow:<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fnh9q_cQcUE<br />
  10. 10. Traditional Learning vs New Learning<br /><Video><br />Traditional learning vs new learning<br />
  11. 11. TEACHERS!ARE YOU PREPARED?<br />
  12. 12. The Networked Teacher<br />Image by Dr Alec Couros – University of Regina<br />
  13. 13. “The information revolution <br />requires a matching <br />education revolution”<br />Institute for Learning and Research Technology<br />M.A Andres Atehortua A.<br />
  14. 14. A Paradigm Shift?<br />M.A Andres Atehortua A.<br />
  15. 15. Problem 1:<br />isolation<br />
  16. 16. Problem 2: Change?<br />Charles Kettering – "The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress."<br />
  17. 17.
  18. 18. “Ifyouthinkthatchangeispainful, findingoutthatyou are irrelevantiseven more painful.”<br />-unknown<br />“Hellisthe place wherenothingconnects.” <br /><ul><li>T. S. Eliot</li></ul>-<br />Quotes<br />
  19. 19. Learning: a never-endingprocess<br /><Video><br />The Learning Society<br />
  20. 20. 21st Century Pedagogy<br />Cathy Higham, Cambridge University Press, 2007<br />
  21. 21. WEB 2.0<br />Wordle.net<br />
  22. 22. global connections<br />
  23. 23. Personal Learning Network<br />
  24. 24. http://www.flickr.com/photos/76088705@N00/1818079605<br />Where do I start?<br />
  25. 25. Get connected yourself (before you facilitate other educators and students getting connected)<br />Vicki Davis, aka “The Cool Cat Teacher”<br />You can start by………………………..<br />The 1st Step<br />
  26. 26. making<br />personal<br />connections<br />
  27. 27. forming <br />groups<br />
  28. 28. making personal contributions <br />
  29. 29. making personal contributions <br />
  30. 30. constantly connecting<br />
  31. 31. investing in collaborations<br />
  32. 32. Colombian English teachers on Facebook<br />http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Colombian-English-Teachers-Network/111020816035<br />
  33. 33. who’s in your network?<br />
  34. 34. Grow Your OwnPersonal Learning Network<br /><ul><li> Get personal
  35. 35. Virtualcolleagues
  36. 36. Build personal relationships
  37. 37. Connect on an individual level
  38. 38. Expand your network
  39. 39. Contribute</li></li></ul><li>Personal Learning Network<br />
  40. 40. Professional networking<br />join the conversation<br />
  41. 41. But a Network isn’t just following<br />You should CONTRIBUTE!<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/milivoj/2166043959/<br />
  42. 42. Tomorrow’s Connected Teacher<br /><Video><br />Build Your Personal Learning Network<br />
  43. 43. 21st Century Learners:<br />Lifelong learners<br />Can learn how to learn<br />Independent learners<br />Metacognitive<br />Intrinsically motivated <br />Focus on self improvement<br />Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/akaicker/38149570/<br />
  44. 44. TEACHERS!ARE YOU READY FOR THE 21st CENTURY?<br />
  45. 45. Invitation to……..<br />Work as a Team<br />
  46. 46. ThankYou !<br />Omar Andres Atehortua<br />Teacher Trainer – ELT Consultant<br />www.colombianenglishteachers.net<br />E-mail: andresath@yahoo.com<br />
  47. 47. Acknowledgments<br />Some of theslidesweretakenfromthepresentation:<br />The 21st Century Educatorby Kim Cofino<br />

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