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The Power of Personal Learning Networks: How Social Networking Can Transform Organizational Learning and School Culture

The Power of Personal Learning Networks: How Social Networking Can Transform Organizational Learning and School Culture

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  • 1. The Power of Personal Learning Networks:How Social Networking Can TransformOrganizational Learning and School Culture
  • 2. ground· swell  (groundswl) n1.  A broad deep undulation of the ocean, often caused by a distant storm or an earthquake.2.  A sudden gathering of force.
  • 3. 1999 2011
  • 4. New Workforce
  • 5. Toby Language Learning Culture of LearningOrganization
  • 6. Learning Community Vs. Community of Pratice
  • 7. New Infomration Landscape
  • 8. If we look back on this 50 years from now
  • 9. We’re going to address:—  What is a PLN and how do educators become use them?—  Why is it imperative that we change the paradigm?—  Are school innovation factories?—  Do teachers feel they have the ability to be creative?—  What is organizational learning (performance)?—  What does this have to do with school culture?
  • 10. Cont…—  How social technologies connect people to ideas—  The history of knowledge and what to do with it today?—  Teaching and learning in an error of disruptive innovation.
  • 11. What’s happening today?—  Current Economy—  Concerns about sustainability—  Use of technology in teaching and learning—  Incredible pressure to succeed despite diminishing resources
  • 12. I don’t even know, what I don’t know!
  • 13. Twitterhttp://www.thedailyriff.com/head%20in%20sand.jpg
  • 14. Some BIGshifts, causedby new trends,to which manyview asproblems, arereally newopportunities.
  • 15. The Myths of Internet Filtering1.  Accessing YouTube is not violating CIPA rules.2.  Websites don’t have to be blocked for teachers.3.  Broad filters are not helpful. Schools will not lose E-rate funding.4.  Kids need to be taught how to be responsible digital citizens.  Department of Education’s Director of Education Technology,5.  Teachers should be trusted.  Karen Cator
  • 16. How Social Media Transforms Professional Learning?—  What does it mean to be a learning organization? How can technology and social media improve organizational learning? Is there a strategic planning component to all of this? Learning, supported by social networking and other collaborative tools, will help to construct and share new knowledge in an accelerated and more engaging format. Successful and sustainable outcomes will depend on educators’ knowledge of these tools, their passion to learn, and the support and guidance to do so.
  • 17. The Scoop on Twitter
  • 18. The Current Context
  • 19. The people in charge of leading school organizations into the 21st century … often are the least knowledgeable about the 21st century.dangerouslyirrelevant.org
  • 20. If the leaders don’t get it,it’s not going dangerouslyirrelevant.org to happen.
  • 21. “My Teachers”
  • 22. What are youlearning about?
  • 23. Thomas L. Friedman
  • 24. Sir Kenneth Robinson
  • 25. Tony Wagner
  • 26. Clayton M. Christensen
  • 27. John Kotter
  • 28. What should learning look like?—  Driscoll (2000) defines learning as “a persisting change in human performance or performance potential…[which] must come about as a result of the learner’s experience and interaction with the world.
  • 29. What should learning look like?—  Driscoll (2000) defines learning as “a persisting change in human performance or performance potential…[which] must come about as a result of the learner’s experience and interaction with the world.
  • 30. IS THIS THE EXPERIENCE WE WANT?
  • 31. The Networked Student
  • 32. A Working Definition of PLNA personal or professional learning network (PLN)involves an individual’s topic-orientated goal, a set ofpractices & techniques aimed at attracting andorganizing a variety of relevant content sources,selected for their value, to help the owner accomplisha professional goal or personal interest. -David Warlick
  • 33. An idea can turn to dust or magic dependingupon the creative talent that rubs against it. Now. Unleash the Magicians! - Bill Bernbach
  • 34. Some Important Questions
  • 35. Meet Fred
  • 36. How about a different look at this? People are happier when they contribute to the system. – daler bucks