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Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers
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Personal Learning Networks and Professional Networking: The search for 21st century teachers

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  • 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. 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. The vast amount of tools and resources available for teachers’ professional growth
  • 4. A number of strategies for implementing teacher development and technology-based learning tools.
  • 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. English teachersneedtobecome updated in all the theories and latest trends of education and ELT
  • 7. Technologyisthebesttoolforteacherdevelopment
  • 8. Succesfulexperiences and new ideas in the ELT fieldmightcontributetostrenghtenthebilingualprograms in Colombia.
  • 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. Traditional Learning vs New Learning<br /><Video><br />Traditional learning vs new learning<br />
  • 11. TEACHERS!ARE YOU PREPARED?<br />
  • 12. The Networked Teacher<br />Image by Dr Alec Couros – University of Regina<br />
  • 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. A Paradigm Shift?<br />M.A Andres Atehortua A.<br />
  • 15. Problem 1:<br />isolation<br />
  • 16. Problem 2: Change?<br />Charles Kettering – "The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress."<br />
  • 17.
  • 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. Learning: a never-endingprocess<br /><Video><br />The Learning Society<br />
  • 20. 21st Century Pedagogy<br />Cathy Higham, Cambridge University Press, 2007<br />
  • 21. WEB 2.0<br />Wordle.net<br />
  • 22. global connections<br />
  • 23. Personal Learning Network<br />
  • 24. http://www.flickr.com/photos/76088705@N00/1818079605<br />Where do I start?<br />
  • 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. making<br />personal<br />connections<br />
  • 27. forming <br />groups<br />
  • 28. making personal contributions <br />
  • 29. making personal contributions <br />
  • 30. constantly connecting<br />
  • 31. investing in collaborations<br />
  • 32. Colombian English teachers on Facebook<br />http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Colombian-English-Teachers-Network/111020816035<br />
  • 33. who’s in your network?<br />
  • 34. Grow Your OwnPersonal Learning Network<br /><ul><li> Get personal
  • 35. Virtualcolleagues
  • 36. Build personal relationships
  • 37. Connect on an individual level
  • 38. Expand your network
  • 39. Contribute</li></li></ul><li>Personal Learning Network<br />
  • 40. Professional networking<br />join the conversation<br />
  • 41. But a Network isn’t just following<br />You should CONTRIBUTE!<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/milivoj/2166043959/<br />
  • 42. Tomorrow’s Connected Teacher<br /><Video><br />Build Your Personal Learning Network<br />
  • 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. TEACHERS!ARE YOU READY FOR THE 21st CENTURY?<br />
  • 45. Invitation to……..<br />Work as a Team<br />
  • 46. ThankYou !<br />Omar Andres Atehortua<br />Teacher Trainer – ELT Consultant<br />www.colombianenglishteachers.net<br />E-mail: andresath@yahoo.com<br />
  • 47. Acknowledgments<br />Some of theslidesweretakenfromthepresentation:<br />The 21st Century Educatorby Kim Cofino<br />

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