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      Personal Learning Networks and Professional Development The Search for 21st Century Teachers.
      Presented by: Omar Andres Atehortua – M.A in ELT
      XIX Regional Conference : "Sharing  and Integrating Culture :Theory and  Practice in ELT"
    • ExpectedOutcomes
      On completion of this session, participants will become aware of:
      • The new challenges and opportunities that English teachers have to become 21st century educators
      • 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.
    • Based on your experience, you will "Agree" or "Disagree" or "No opinion“ next to each of these statements.
      • Teachers are more succesfulworking in isolation
      • 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
    • What do you think?
      <Video>
      Classrooms of Today & Tomorrow:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fnh9q_cQcUE
    • Traditional Learning vs New Learning
      <Video>
      Traditional learning vs new learning
    • TEACHERS!ARE YOU PREPARED?
    • The Networked Teacher
      Image by Dr Alec Couros – University of Regina
    • “The information revolution
      requires a matching
      education revolution”
      Institute for Learning and Research Technology
      M.A Andres Atehortua A.
    • A Paradigm Shift?
      M.A Andres Atehortua A.
    • Problem 1:
      isolation
    • Problem 2: Change?
      Charles Kettering – "The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress."
    • “Ifyouthinkthatchangeispainful, findingoutthatyou are irrelevantiseven more painful.”
      -unknown
      “Hellisthe place wherenothingconnects.”
      • T. S. Eliot
      -
      Quotes
    • Learning: a never-endingprocess
      <Video>
      The Learning Society
    • 21st Century Pedagogy
      Cathy Higham, Cambridge University Press, 2007
    • WEB 2.0
      Wordle.net
    • global connections
    • Personal Learning Network
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/76088705@N00/1818079605
      Where do I start?
    • Get connected yourself (before you facilitate other educators and students getting connected)
      Vicki Davis, aka “The Cool Cat Teacher”
      You can start by………………………..
      The 1st Step
    • making
      personal
      connections
    • forming
      groups
    • making personal contributions
    • making personal contributions
    • constantly connecting
    • investing in collaborations
    • Colombian English teachers on Facebook
      http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Colombian-English-Teachers-Network/111020816035
    • who’s in your network?
    • Grow Your OwnPersonal Learning Network
      • Get personal
      • Virtualcolleagues
      • Build personal relationships
      • Connect on an individual level
      • Expand your network
      • Contribute
    • Personal Learning Network
    • Professional networking
      join the conversation
    • But a Network isn’t just following
      You should CONTRIBUTE!
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/milivoj/2166043959/
    • Tomorrow’s Connected Teacher
      <Video>
      Build Your Personal Learning Network
    • 21st Century Learners:
      Lifelong learners
      Can learn how to learn
      Independent learners
      Metacognitive
      Intrinsically motivated
      Focus on self improvement
      Image from: http://flickr.com/photos/akaicker/38149570/
    • TEACHERS!ARE YOU READY FOR THE 21st CENTURY?
    • Invitation to……..
      Work as a Team
    • ThankYou !
      Omar Andres Atehortua
      Teacher Trainer – ELT Consultant
      www.colombianenglishteachers.net
      E-mail: andresath@yahoo.com
    • Acknowledgments
      Some of theslidesweretakenfromthepresentation:
      The 21st Century Educatorby Kim Cofino