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Orange County Reading Association’s
47th Annual Fall Conference
*Educators/Administrators * Student Teachers
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Cal State University, Fullerton
Titan Pavilion
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92834
Lisa Michelle Dabbs, Educational Coach & Consultant
@teachingwthsoul on Twitter
New Teacher Survival Kit & How to Build Your Personal Learning Network (K-12)

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  • 1. 1
    Welcome!
    New Teacher Survival Kit
    How to build your Personal Learning Network
    Presented by Lisa Michelle Dabbs M.Ed.
  • 2. 2
    Introductions
    Who am I?
    Why are we here today?
    What do we hope to accomplish?
  • 3. 3
    New Teacher Survival Kit
    Teacher tool box
    Many tools to choose from…
    Let’s use them wisely!
  • 4. 4
    Know Your Limits, Set Goals, Guided by Your Philosophy
  • 5. 5
    Level the Field
    Equity means giving kids what they need.
    Not a one size fits all…
  • 6. 6
    Adapt
    Adapt the material to fit your students
  • 7. 7
    Assess
    Measure/assess in a
    variety of ways
    In one word…what must assessment be?
  • 8. 8
    Positive lens
    Look for strengths in kids and build on them!
  • 9. 9
    Have fun!
    • Get excited about your lessons!
    • Share enthusiasm with your peers 
  • 10
    Don’t take on too much!
    Raise your hand if you have this problem!
  • 10. 11
    Develop Parent Allies & Communicate Often
    A Parent is a child’s first teacher.
    Be Respectful of this important relationship…
    Keep parents in the loop!
  • 11. 12
    Take care of yourself!
    Check out #temt webpage on Twitter
    http://twitterexercisemotivationteam.blogspot.com/
  • 13. Ask for Help!
    http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/newteacheradvice
    (wallwisher is an online board maker or tool to share resources, ideas, thoughts on a particular topic)
  • 14. 14
    Mentoring & Coaching
    New Teachers
    How should we support New Teachers?
  • 15. 15
    “Behind every successful person, there is one elementary truth: somewhere, somehow, someone cared about their growth and development.
    This person was their mentor”
    -Dr Beverley Kaye, Up is Not the Only Way, 1997
  • 16. 16
    For your consideration…
    • Appreciate the role of mentor, coach, trainer
    • 17. Understand the benefits of a mentor/coach approach
    • 18. Outline the characteristics of an effective mentor/coach
  • Think of one or more important mentors in your life…Mentors
    What story can you share about the relationship(s)?
    Share them on the wallwisher
    http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/newteachermentor
  • 19. 18
    Training-Coaching-Mentoring
    Training –“The provision of opportunities for people to gain NEW knowledge and skills”
    Coaching– “The support and guidance given to allow people to use their EXISTING knowledge and skills more effectively to improve performance”
    Mentoring – “Mentoring is about helping people develop more effectively. It is a relationship designed to build confidence and help the learner take increasing initiative for his/her own development”
    mentoring role
  • 20. Mentoring roles you may play…
    Advocate
    Problem Solver
    Resource
    Facilitator
    Teacher
    Coach
    Assessor
    Collaborator
    Trusted Listener
    mentoring role
  • 21. 20
    New teachers need help in:
    • Instructional strategies
    • 22. Obtaining resources
    • 23. Classroom management strategies
    • 24. Working with parents
    • 25. Managing the school day
    • 26. Functioning within the school district
    mentoring benefits
  • 27. 21
    Five Critical Mentoring & Coaching Practices
    • Maintaining & Enhancing Self-Esteem
    • 28. Active/Empathetic Listening
    • 29. Describing Specific Behaviours and Impact
    • 30. Providing Recognition
    • 31. Providing Feedback to Improve Performance
  • 22
    Mentors Give Feedback:
    • Creating personal awareness of areas requiring development
    • 32. Ownership of the ongoing personal assessment to identify teacher development needs
    • 33. Teacher (mentee) takes Personal responsibility for the quality of the work being produced
  • 23
    Agreeing How You Wish to Work Together
    • Respect – Respecting and valuing each other’s contribution
    • 34. Communication –Taking time to actively listen to each other
    • 35. Trust – Being open, honest and approachable
    • 36. Attitude – Being positive and focused
    • 37. Support – Showing compassion and sincerity
    • 38. Diversity –Acknowledging the right to individual thought
    mentoring effectiveness
  • 39. 24
    Groups provide Connections!
    http://www.edutopia.org/groups/new-teacher-connections
    328 members and growing!
  • 40. 25
    New Teacher Chat-Wednesday 4pm PST/7pm EST
    http://newteacherchat.wikispaces.com/
  • 41. 26
    Ultimately it’s for them!
  • 42. 27
    How can we take these tools
    and Ideas
    to a Global Community?
  • 43. 28
    Building your own
    PLN…
    How should I start?
  • 44. What is a
    PLN?
    P ersonal
    L earning
    N etwork
    29
  • 45. 30
    Some see it as something that builds…
    Others see it as something that grows…
    Either way the process requires planning…
  • 46. It probably begins with a question…
    What ideas do I have to offer?
    What can I learn from others?
    How can I connect?
  • 47. 32
    Your PLN includes all the
    different people and
    websites you use in
    order to collaborate,
    communicate and learn.
    From social networking
    to bookmarking, the
    avenues of sharing ideas
    across the web are incredible!
    I Love my PLN!
  • 48. 33
    Who needs a
    PLN?
  • 49. 34
    Anybody who wants to learn and teach others in a global web community.
    For people in the field of education this is amazingly supportive!
    It will provide opportunities to discuss and improve the ways they use instructional strategies and incorporate web 2.0 tech practices in the classroom.
  • 50. 35
    Sounds interesting…
    So where do I
    start?
  • 51. 36
    1
    Twitter
    “Tweet-tweet”
  • 52. JoinTwitter !
    • Fast and easy way to
    communicate ideas
    • News and blog post updates
    • Arranged by most recent
    tweet
    • Use TweetDeck or Hootsuite
    when you are comfortable
    37
  • 53. 38
    My Twitter site http://twitter.com/teachingwthsoul
    @Teachingwthsoul is my handle!
  • 54. 39
    Twitter is a social networking, Micro-Blogging service.
  • 55. 40
    2
    Blogging & RSS
    Blogger, Edublogs, Wordpress platforms
  • 56. 41
    2.Start a Blog!
    use RSS (real simple syndication)
    • A blog is a website with
    regular entries of commentary
    • Write your own blog
    • Subscribe to RSS feeds
    (a format for delivering regularly changing web content)
    • Contribute to discussions
    • Comment on blogs…
  • 42
    2.Blogging with Wordpress
  • 57. 43
    3
    Social
    Bookmarking
    Using Delicious
  • 58. 44
    3.Social Bookmarking
    • Share great links
    • Store web bookmarks of websites, resources
    • Tag websites for easy searches,
    and sharing
    • Add people & network
  • 45
    3.Social Bookmarking
  • 59. 46
    4
    Podcasts, Webcasts & Webinars
    iTunes, YouTube,
    Slideshare, Animoto
    Elluminate, Adobe Connect
  • 60. 47
    4.Podcasts, Webcasts & Webinars
    • Watch, Listen and Learn
    • Save and subscribe to channel users such as YouTube
    • Collaborate with others
    • 61. Make your own!
  • 4. Webcast & Webinars
    http://teacherbootcamp.edublogs.org/
  • 62. 49
    4. Webcast with YouTube
  • 63. 50
    5
    Wikis &
    NINGs
  • 64. 51
    5.Wikis and NINGs
    • Wikis are simple web pages
    • They allow for joint editing
    • 65. Nings are online platform to create, customize, share a social network.
    • 66. Create a profile
    • 67. Join an online community specific to your interests or profession
  • 52
    5. EduPLN NING site
  • 68. 53
    5. Wikispace for #ntchat
  • 69. 54
    6
    Chat
    Education chats # discussions
    Skype
    Gmail chat
  • 70. 55
    6.Chat
    • Communicate quickly
    and for free
    • Video or type chat
    • Send images and video
    • Participate in discussions on
    twitter using a hashtag (# )
    • Join #edchat or #nchat
  • 56
    6. Edchat example…
  • 71. 57
    … Some Final Thoughts
  • 72. A PLN is not a thing or a process. It’s transforming the way you connect to the world.
    And ask yourself this question…
    How will your PLN experiences make you a better teacher?
  • 73. Thank you!
    Twitter handle @teachingwthsoul
    Blogging at http://teachingwithsoul.com
    Lisa Dabbs
    Many Thanks to http://www.edutopia.org