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  • 1.
    • Becoming a Tech Teacher Through an Online Community of Practice
    Cristina Costa & Ramona Dietrich APPI Seminar – “All Together Now!” Évora, 2 1 October 2006
  • 2. Communities of Practice Group of People Interests / Common Goals Interaction / Communication Share Ideas and Experiences Build Knowledge Ongoing Professional Development
  • 3. Communities of Practice (CoP)
    • CoP:
      • Organized around concrete objectives;
      • Motivated by professional/personal interests;
      • Aim at the improvement and/or acquisition of new competencies through shared practice;
      • Construct new paradigms in explored area;
      • Stimulate new practices.
    Collaborative Learning
  • 4. Communities of Practice Use ICT to teach/learn about ICT
  • 5. Webheads in Action
    • Online Community of Practice
    • Primarily for efl teachers
    • ICT for language learning
    • Global presence
    • Offer a 6 week online workshop every January
  • 6. Webheads in Action
    • Goal
      • Develop knowledge to enable the efficient use of ICT in learning environments.
    • Learning process/path
      • Progressive;
      • Extended in time;
      • Reflection of joint enterprise (online);
      • Exchange of experiences and knowledge about the best ways to introduce ICT in EFL/ESL teaching/learning.
  • 7. Webheads in Action
    • Results
      • Build new knowledge and practices;
      • Participate in ICT projects;
      • Develop projects collaboratively;
      • Apply what we learn in our professional context;
      • Share results;
      • Report practices;
      • Connect with a coherent group.
    Webheads in Action
  • 8. Examples Blogs Wikis Podcasts
  • 9. Challenge Join this Community of Practice – The Webheads in Action
  • 10. You too can …
    • Attend a free online 6-week hands-on course (Jan – Feb);
    • Learn to collaborate online (through emailing lists);
    • Explore synchronous and asynchronous communication tools;
    • Create blogs, webpages, podcasts and wikis;
    • Experiment with virtual classrooms and voice mail;
    • Develop class materials for online use;
    • Build relationships with teachers from all over the world.
  • 11. To become a Webhead…
    • Join the group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/evonline2002_webheads/
  • 12. For more info…
    • Cristina Costa
    • Email : [email_address]
    • Site : http://virtual-waters.tripod.com
    • Ramona Dietrich
    • Email : [email_address]
    • Site : http://afterclass.tripod.com
    APPI Seminar, Évora, October, 2006
  • 13. Join Now!