1
New Teacher Survival Kit
How to build your Personal Learning Network
Welcome!
Presented by Lisa Michelle Dabbs M.Ed.
2
Introductions
Who am I?
Why are we here today?
What do we hope to accomplish?
3
Teacher tool box
Many tools to choose from…
Let’s use them wisely!
New Teacher Survival Kit
4
Know Your Limits, Set Goals,
Guided by Your Philosophy
5
Level the Field
Equity means giving kids what they need.
Not a one size fits all…
6
Adapt the material to fit your students
Adapt
7
Assess
Measure/assess in a
variety of ways
In one word…what must assessment be?
8
Positive lens
Look for strengths in kids and
build on them!
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!
11
Develop Parent Allies & Communicate Often
A Parent is a child’s first teacher.
Be Respectful of this important relation...
12
Take care of yourself!
•Eat healthy
•Exercise
Check out #temt webpage on Twitter
http://twitterexercisemotivationteam.b...
Ask for Help!
http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/newteacheradvice
(wallwisher is an online board maker or tool to share
resour...
14
Mentoring & Coaching
New Teachers
How should we support
New Teachers?
15
“Behind every successful person, there is
one elementary truth: somewhere,
somehow, someone cared about their
growth an...
16
•Appreciate the role of mentor, coach, trainer
•Understand the benefits of a mentor/coach approach
•Outline the charact...
Think of one or more important mentors in your life…
Mentors
What story can you share about the relationship(s)?
Share the...
18
Training-Coaching-Mentoring
Training – “The provision of opportunities for people to gain
NEW knowledge and skills”
Coa...
Resource
Trusted Listener
Assessor
Problem Solver
Advocate
Facilitator
Collaborator
Mentoring roles you may play…
20
New teachers need help in:
• Instructional strategies
• Obtaining resources
• Classroom management strategies
• Working...
21
Five Critical Mentoring & Coaching Practices
• Maintaining & Enhancing Self-Esteem
• Active/Empathetic Listening
• Desc...
22
Mentors Give Feedback:
• Creating personal awareness of areas requiring development
• Ownership of the ongoing personal...
23
Agreeing How You Wish to Work Together
•Respect – Respecting and valuing each other’s contribution
•Communication –Taki...
24
http://www.edutopia.org/groups/new-teacher-
connections
328 members and growing!
Groups provide Connections!
25
New Teacher Chat-Wednesday 4pm PST/7pm EST
http://newteacherchat.wikispaces.com/
26
Ultimately it’s for them!
27
How can we take these
tools
and Ideas
to a Global Community?
28
Building your own
PLN…
How should I start?
P ersonal
L earning
N etwork
29
What is a
PLN?
30
Some see it as
something that builds…
Others see it as
something that grows…
Either way the process
requires planning…
It probably begins with a
question…
What ideas do I have to offer?
What can I learn from others?
How can I connect?
32
Your PLN includes all the
different people and
websites you use in
order to collaborate,
communicate and learn.
From so...
33
Who needs a
PLN?
34
For people in the field of
education this is amazingly
supportive!
It will provide opportunities to
discuss and improve...
35
Sounds interesting…
So where do I
start?
36
Twitter
“Tweet-tweet”
1
37
1. JoinTwitter !
• Fast and easy way to
communicate ideas
• News and blog post updates
• Arranged by most recent
tweet
...
38
My Twitter site http://twitter.com/teachingwthsoul
@Teachingwthsoul is my handle!
39
Twitter is a social networking, Micro-Blogging service.
40
Blogging & RSS
Blogger, Edublogs,
Wordpress platforms
2
41
2.Start a Blog!
use RSS (real simple syndication)
• A blog is a website with
regular entries of commentary
• Write your...
42
2.Blogging with Wordpress
43
3
Social
Bookmarking
Using Delicious
44
3.Social Bookmarking
• Share great links
• Store web bookmarks of websites,
resources
• Tag websites for easy searches,...
45
3.Social Bookmarking
46
Podcasts, Webcasts
& Webinars
iTunes, YouTube,
Slideshare, Animoto
Elluminate, Adobe Connect
4
47
4.Podcasts, Webcasts &
Webinars
• Watch, Listen and Learn
• Save and subscribe to channel users
such as YouTube
•Collab...
4. Webcast & Webinars
http://teacherbootcamp.edublogs.org/
49
4. Webcast with YouTube
50
Wikis &
NINGs
5
51
5.Wikis and NINGs
• Wikis are simple web pages
• They allow for joint editing
• Nings are online platform to create,
cu...
52
5. EduPLN NING site
53
5. Wikispace for #ntchat
54
6 Chat
Education chats
# discussions
Skype
Gmail chat
55
6.Chat
• Communicate quickly
and for free
• Video or type chat
• Send images and video
• Participate in discussions on
...
56
6. Edchat example…
57
… Some Final Thoughts
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...
Thank you!
Twitter handle @teachingwthsoul
Blogging at
http://teachingwithsoul.com
Many Thanks to http://www.edutopia.org
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

OCRA NewTeacher & PLN preso

2,394

Published on

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)

Published in: Education, Technology
0 Comments
2 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
2,394
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
5
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
2
Comments
0
Likes
2
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

OCRA NewTeacher & PLN preso

  1. 1. 1 New Teacher Survival Kit How to build your Personal Learning Network Welcome! Presented by Lisa Michelle Dabbs M.Ed.
  2. 2. 2 Introductions Who am I? Why are we here today? What do we hope to accomplish?
  3. 3. 3 Teacher tool box Many tools to choose from… Let’s use them wisely! New Teacher Survival Kit
  4. 4. 4 Know Your Limits, Set Goals, Guided by Your Philosophy
  5. 5. 5 Level the Field Equity means giving kids what they need. Not a one size fits all…
  6. 6. 6 Adapt the material to fit your students Adapt
  7. 7. 7 Assess Measure/assess in a variety of ways In one word…what must assessment be?
  8. 8. 8 Positive lens Look for strengths in kids and build on them!
  9. 9. 9 Have fun! • Get excited about your lessons! • Share enthusiasm with your peers 
  10. 10. 10 Don’t take on too much! Raise your hand if you have this problem!
  11. 11. 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!
  12. 12. 12 Take care of yourself! •Eat healthy •Exercise Check out #temt webpage on Twitter http://twitterexercisemotivationteam.blogspot.com/
  13. 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. 14 Mentoring & Coaching New Teachers How should we support New Teachers?
  15. 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. 16 •Appreciate the role of mentor, coach, trainer •Understand the benefits of a mentor/coach approach •Outline the characteristics of an effective mentor/coach For your consideration…
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. 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”
  19. 19. Resource Trusted Listener Assessor Problem Solver Advocate Facilitator Collaborator Mentoring roles you may play…
  20. 20. 20 New teachers need help in: • Instructional strategies • Obtaining resources • Classroom management strategies • Working with parents • Managing the school day • Functioning within the school district
  21. 21. 21 Five Critical Mentoring & Coaching Practices • Maintaining & Enhancing Self-Esteem • Active/Empathetic Listening • Describing Specific Behaviours and Impact • Providing Recognition • Providing Feedback to Improve Performance
  22. 22. 22 Mentors Give Feedback: • Creating personal awareness of areas requiring development • Ownership of the ongoing personal assessment to identify teacher development needs • Teacher (mentee) takes Personal responsibility for the quality of the work being produced
  23. 23. 23 Agreeing How You Wish to Work Together •Respect – Respecting and valuing each other’s contribution •Communication –Taking time to actively listen to each other •Trust – Being open, honest and approachable •Attitude – Being positive and focused •Support – Showing compassion and sincerity •Diversity –Acknowledging the right to individual thought
  24. 24. 24 http://www.edutopia.org/groups/new-teacher- connections 328 members and growing! Groups provide Connections!
  25. 25. 25 New Teacher Chat-Wednesday 4pm PST/7pm EST http://newteacherchat.wikispaces.com/
  26. 26. 26 Ultimately it’s for them!
  27. 27. 27 How can we take these tools and Ideas to a Global Community?
  28. 28. 28 Building your own PLN… How should I start?
  29. 29. P ersonal L earning N etwork 29 What is a PLN?
  30. 30. 30 Some see it as something that builds… Others see it as something that grows… Either way the process requires planning…
  31. 31. It probably begins with a question… What ideas do I have to offer? What can I learn from others? How can I connect?
  32. 32. 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!
  33. 33. 33 Who needs a PLN?
  34. 34. 34 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. Anybody who wants to learn and teach others in a global web community.
  35. 35. 35 Sounds interesting… So where do I start?
  36. 36. 36 Twitter “Tweet-tweet” 1
  37. 37. 37 1. 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
  38. 38. 38 My Twitter site http://twitter.com/teachingwthsoul @Teachingwthsoul is my handle!
  39. 39. 39 Twitter is a social networking, Micro-Blogging service.
  40. 40. 40 Blogging & RSS Blogger, Edublogs, Wordpress platforms 2
  41. 41. 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. 42. 42 2.Blogging with Wordpress
  43. 43. 43 3 Social Bookmarking Using Delicious
  44. 44. 44 3.Social Bookmarking • Share great links • Store web bookmarks of websites, resources • Tag websites for easy searches, and sharing • Add people & network
  45. 45. 45 3.Social Bookmarking
  46. 46. 46 Podcasts, Webcasts & Webinars iTunes, YouTube, Slideshare, Animoto Elluminate, Adobe Connect 4
  47. 47. 47 4.Podcasts, Webcasts & Webinars • Watch, Listen and Learn • Save and subscribe to channel users such as YouTube •Collaborate with others • Make your own!
  48. 48. 4. Webcast & Webinars http://teacherbootcamp.edublogs.org/
  49. 49. 49 4. Webcast with YouTube
  50. 50. 50 Wikis & NINGs 5
  51. 51. 51 5.Wikis and NINGs • Wikis are simple web pages • They allow for joint editing • Nings are online platform to create, customize, share a social network. • Create a profile • Join an online community specific to your interests or profession
  52. 52. 52 5. EduPLN NING site
  53. 53. 53 5. Wikispace for #ntchat
  54. 54. 54 6 Chat Education chats # discussions Skype Gmail chat
  55. 55. 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. 56. 56 6. Edchat example…
  57. 57. 57 … Some Final Thoughts
  58. 58. 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?
  59. 59. Thank you! Twitter handle @teachingwthsoul Blogging at http://teachingwithsoul.com Many Thanks to http://www.edutopia.org

×