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COLLABORATION:  BUILDING A PLN  Presented by Michelle Te Grootenhuis Angela Maiers 21 st  Century Literacies & Habitudes D...
About Mrs. T.G. http://www.google.com/profiles/mtegroot
www.mrstg.com Links can be found  on my website: www.mrstg.com
Our Agenda: <ul><li>Iowa Core Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs.T.G.’s PLN </li></ul><ul><li>Suggestions </li></ul>
Iowa Core Curriculum How does it address 21C Literacy? A few specific examples…
ICC says… <ul><li>“ By its nature,  literacy is social . In being effective critical members of a  literacy community , st...
Are K-2 teachers ready for this? http://www.corecurriculum.iowa.gov
3-5 teachers ready for this? http://www.corecurriculum.iowa.gov
6-8 teachers? http://www.corecurriculum.iowa.gov
9-12? http://www.corecurriculum.iowa.gov
Iowa Core Curriculum <ul><li>http:// www.corecurriculum.iowa.gov </li></ul>How will you address these updates in your curr...
PLN… <ul><li>Your team before… </li></ul>Good! Photos from Flickr by  Old Shoe Woman
PLN… <ul><li>Your team just got a LOT bigger! </li></ul>Technology is only the  TOOL!
PLN… Photo from Flickr by  Old Shoe Woman   Tech is a TOOL!  A GLOBAL TOOL!
Mrs. T.G.’s PLN My own journey
#1 Created a web site Sharing resources for teachers AND students.
#2 Joined a listserv <ul><li>Mosaic of Thought email group </li></ul>
#3 Joined Twitter <ul><li>A GLOBAL networking tool… </li></ul><ul><li>“ Microblogging” </li></ul>
#4 Joined Classroom 2.0 <ul><li>A “Ning” (social network) JUST for educators </li></ul>
#5 Figured out RSS <ul><li>A great way to spend a Saturday morning or Sunday afternoon. </li></ul>
#6 Uploaded photos to Flickr <ul><li>Post your own pictures, receive comments, join a group! </li></ul>
#7 Began blogging <ul><li>How can I ask my students to write, if I don’t? </li></ul>Comments!
#8 Joined groups at CR2.0 <ul><li>Another way to network with educators </li></ul>
#9 Participated in CR2.0 LIVE! <ul><li>Interactive “webinars” on a variety of topics with audio & video.  </li></ul>
#9 Created a wiki <ul><li>Created with a colleague to introduce idea of blogs to our staff </li></ul>
#10 and now… <ul><li>My latest adventures: </li></ul><ul><li>Diigo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking & sharing of w...
Suggestions Creating Your PLN
Creating a PLN <ul><li>Try something new  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EVEN when you don’t feel comfortable. </li></ul></ul><...
Contact Info <ul><li>www.mrstg.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.twitter.com/mrstg </li></ul><ul><li>www.google.com/profiles/mtegr...
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  • Iowa Core Curriculum A few specific examples My PLN My journey, how it all began, where I am at, where I would like to be. Suggestions
  • Won’t read whole thing, just underlined parts. Which of those underlined parts are YOU comfortable with yourself as an educator?
  • AND WHAT A WONDERFUL RESOURCE TO HAVE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS!
  • AND WHAT A WONDERFUL RESOURCE TO HAVE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS! This is SO much more than the technology. Tech is ONLY the tool that makes it happen. MOVE TO NEXT SLIDE….
  • If you think of teaching as an “Art,” than the technology is ONLY the potter’s wheel. You can make clay pots w/out one, but the wheel makes it easier. This is NOT about the technology, it’s about how YOU can create a network to help you TRANSFORM your teaching. I firmly believe that one of our responsibilities as educators to seek out opportunities to grow professionally. The WORLD is now connecting and collaborating. It is TIME for educators to step up, JOIN in those conversations, and collaborate. And now with technology, you can do so on a GLOBAL level!!!
  • Keep in mind that this is NOT about the tech. There will be things that I show you that might contradict something you’ve heard, done, or seen. It’s about creating a personal learning network for yourself and one that works for you. Angela asked me to come and describe my journey. This is it.
  • 50+ followers/ees seems to be the point at which Twitter becomes most useful. Follow ANGELA and Mike!
  • Again, it’s NOT about the tech. There are DOZENS of ways to view RSS feeds—find one that makes sense to you and dive in!
  • Begin by making it personal. Just like email came alive for many of us when we began using it to communicate with friends and family!
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    1. 1. COLLABORATION: BUILDING A PLN Presented by Michelle Te Grootenhuis Angela Maiers 21 st Century Literacies & Habitudes Des Moines, IA June 22, 2009
    2. 2. About Mrs. T.G. http://www.google.com/profiles/mtegroot
    3. 3. www.mrstg.com Links can be found on my website: www.mrstg.com
    4. 4. Our Agenda: <ul><li>Iowa Core Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs.T.G.’s PLN </li></ul><ul><li>Suggestions </li></ul>
    5. 5. Iowa Core Curriculum How does it address 21C Literacy? A few specific examples…
    6. 6. ICC says… <ul><li>“ By its nature, literacy is social . In being effective critical members of a literacy community , students collaborate with others . Whether it be engaging the ideas of an author or actively discussing and debating issues about their lives with their peers, this collaboration helps students gain an appreciation of themselves, others, and the world . There is a cumulative advantage to the reciprocity of sharing ideas . The more students engage in literacy, the deeper their conceptual understanding and motivation to learn becomes.” </li></ul>http://www.corecurriculum.iowa.gov/ContentArea.aspx?C=Literacy
    7. 7. Are K-2 teachers ready for this? http://www.corecurriculum.iowa.gov
    8. 8. 3-5 teachers ready for this? http://www.corecurriculum.iowa.gov
    9. 9. 6-8 teachers? http://www.corecurriculum.iowa.gov
    10. 10. 9-12? http://www.corecurriculum.iowa.gov
    11. 11. Iowa Core Curriculum <ul><li>http:// www.corecurriculum.iowa.gov </li></ul>How will you address these updates in your curriculum? Create a Personal Learning Network (PLN)!
    12. 12. PLN… <ul><li>Your team before… </li></ul>Good! Photos from Flickr by Old Shoe Woman
    13. 13. PLN… <ul><li>Your team just got a LOT bigger! </li></ul>Technology is only the TOOL!
    14. 14. PLN… Photo from Flickr by Old Shoe Woman Tech is a TOOL! A GLOBAL TOOL!
    15. 15. Mrs. T.G.’s PLN My own journey
    16. 16. #1 Created a web site Sharing resources for teachers AND students.
    17. 17. #2 Joined a listserv <ul><li>Mosaic of Thought email group </li></ul>
    18. 18. #3 Joined Twitter <ul><li>A GLOBAL networking tool… </li></ul><ul><li>“ Microblogging” </li></ul>
    19. 19. #4 Joined Classroom 2.0 <ul><li>A “Ning” (social network) JUST for educators </li></ul>
    20. 20. #5 Figured out RSS <ul><li>A great way to spend a Saturday morning or Sunday afternoon. </li></ul>
    21. 21. #6 Uploaded photos to Flickr <ul><li>Post your own pictures, receive comments, join a group! </li></ul>
    22. 22. #7 Began blogging <ul><li>How can I ask my students to write, if I don’t? </li></ul>Comments!
    23. 23. #8 Joined groups at CR2.0 <ul><li>Another way to network with educators </li></ul>
    24. 24. #9 Participated in CR2.0 LIVE! <ul><li>Interactive “webinars” on a variety of topics with audio & video. </li></ul>
    25. 25. #9 Created a wiki <ul><li>Created with a colleague to introduce idea of blogs to our staff </li></ul>
    26. 26. #10 and now… <ul><li>My latest adventures: </li></ul><ul><li>Diigo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking & sharing of web resources & sites. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CASTLE book club </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scott McLeod of ISU (& co-creator of “Shift Happens/Did You Know” video) is leading this book study. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul>AND… How can my STUDENTS use these tools?
    27. 27. Suggestions Creating Your PLN
    28. 28. Creating a PLN <ul><li>Try something new </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EVEN when you don’t feel comfortable. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Join Twitter and follow Angela! </li></ul><ul><li>Join Classroom 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Figure out Blogs & RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Watch & learn etiquette </li></ul><ul><li>PARTICIPATE </li></ul>
    29. 29. Contact Info <ul><li>www.mrstg.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.twitter.com/mrstg </li></ul><ul><li>www.google.com/profiles/mtegroot </li></ul><ul><li>http://maiersdsm09.pbworks.com </li></ul>
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