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  • 1. educator
    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"
  • 2. 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
    • 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.
  • Based on your experience, you will "Agree" or "Disagree" or "No opinion“ next to each of these statements.
    • 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
  • What do you think?
    <Video>
    Classrooms of Today & Tomorrow:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fnh9q_cQcUE
  • 10. Traditional Learning vs New Learning
    <Video>
    Traditional learning vs new learning
  • 11. TEACHERS!ARE YOU PREPARED?
  • 12. The Networked Teacher
    Image by Dr Alec Couros – University of Regina
  • 13. “The information revolution
    requires a matching
    education revolution”
    Institute for Learning and Research Technology
    M.A Andres Atehortua A.
  • 14. A Paradigm Shift?
    M.A Andres Atehortua A.
  • 15. Problem 1:
    isolation
  • 16. Problem 2: Change?
    Charles Kettering – "The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress."
  • 17.
  • 18. “Ifyouthinkthatchangeispainful, findingoutthatyou are irrelevantiseven more painful.”
    -unknown
    “Hellisthe place wherenothingconnects.”
    • T. S. Eliot
    -
    Quotes
  • 19. Learning: a never-endingprocess
    <Video>
    The Learning Society
  • 20. 21st Century Pedagogy
    Cathy Higham, Cambridge University Press, 2007
  • 21. WEB 2.0
    Wordle.net
  • 22. global connections
  • 23. Personal Learning Network
  • 24. http://www.flickr.com/photos/76088705@N00/1818079605
    Where do I start?
  • 25. 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
  • 26. making
    personal
    connections
  • 27. forming
    groups
  • 28. making personal contributions
  • 29. making personal contributions
  • 30. constantly connecting
  • 31. investing in collaborations
  • 32. Colombian English teachers on Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Colombian-English-Teachers-Network/111020816035
  • 33. who’s in your network?
  • 34. Grow Your OwnPersonal Learning Network
    • Get personal
    • 35. Virtualcolleagues
    • 36. Build personal relationships
    • 37. Connect on an individual level
    • 38. Expand your network
    • 39. Contribute
  • Personal Learning Network
  • 40. Professional networking
    join the conversation
  • 41. But a Network isn’t just following
    You should CONTRIBUTE!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/milivoj/2166043959/
  • 42. Tomorrow’s Connected Teacher
    <Video>
    Build Your Personal Learning Network
  • 43. 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/
  • 44. TEACHERS!ARE YOU READY FOR THE 21st CENTURY?
  • 45. Invitation to……..
    Work as a Team
  • 46. ThankYou !
    Omar Andres Atehortua
    Teacher Trainer – ELT Consultant
    www.colombianenglishteachers.net
    E-mail: andresath@yahoo.com
  • 47. Acknowledgments
    Some of theslidesweretakenfromthepresentation:
    The 21st Century Educatorby Kim Cofino