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Professional Association 2.0



Workshop for teacher professional associations designed to highlight ways associations are using new tools in their work.

Workshop for teacher professional associations designed to highlight ways associations are using new tools in their work.



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  • From static, paper-based calendars to online database driven, shared and collaborative calendars that include informal events and online webinars http://www.edna.edu.au/edna/go/events
  • Associations using LibraryThing to promote a small professional library for members of resources Use of National Library’s Trove Lists feature to share professional reading lists
  • What proportion should/do you spend on each type of PD? What are the characteristics of each type of PD? The challenges? This session deals mostly with types 3 - 5
  • WA College of Teachers requirements are #employment-related and also career-related Definition of professional learning vs professional development, p. 3 Professional learning is integral to raising teaching standards. Teacher professional learning is an ongoing process supported by planned learning activities and programs designed to enhance professional knowledge, practice and engagement. Professional development refers to what teachers do and experience that provide the opportunities to enhance professional knowledge, practice and engagement. Professional learning describes the professional growth in knowledge, skills and attitudes that come from being engaged in professional development activities, processes and experiences. Teachers and other educators often use the terms “professional learning” and “professional development” interchangeably. The College uses the term “professional learning” to reflect more accurately that it is not just the knowledge gained in a professional development session that makes the most difference to professional practice, but how this knowledge is applied. How are you recording professional learning?
  • Classroom practice Working with others Research and scholarship
  • Wiki projects are the ultimate in the sharing economy. Wikis represent one of the most accessible and flexible platforms for building knowledge and collaborative learning. Todd (2008) describes the power of wikis in terms such as “open, contributory, living documents that facilitate social construction of knowledge, negotiation of meaning, and group’s best effort, not an individual.” In helping students learn about wikis and collaborative learning, it is impossible to ignore the power and potential benefit of collaborative projects such as Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects, and we do our students a disservice if we fail to address the specifics of these projects in our information literacy programmes. Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository making available over three million public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips) to all and to which anyone can contribute. The important page to work through with students and teachers is Commons: Reusing content outside Wikimedia . [i] [i] Commons: Reusing content outside Wikimedia , 2008 http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Reusing_content_outside_Wikimedia Commons.wikimedia.org – search for pictures, videos etc School libraries can support creative educators and students by providing and promoting efficient access to sources of open learning resources. The Wikimedia (2009) philosophy of bringing free content to the world is one example.

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  • Pru Mitchell Senior Education Officer Education Services Australia October 2010 Working towards professional association 2.0
  • seminars & conferences hub group & user group meetings mentoring & coaching newsletters & journals professional reading email lists & discussion forums what we do now
  • events www.edna.edu.au/edna/go/event s
  • mentoring & coaching
    • classroom visits & shadowing
    • video of practice
    • phone & email support
    • weekend workshops
    • write/record ‘what I learned’
  • email networks
    • ecawa lists.edna.edu.au/lists/lists/listabout?list=echalk
    • oz-teachers lists.rite.ed.qut.edu.au/mailman/listinfo/oz-teachers
    • oztl_net www.csu.edu.au/cstl/oztl_net
    • watlnet l ists.edna.edu.au/lists/lists/listabout?list=echalk
    • more …
    l ists.edna.edu.au
  • professional reading
  • professional learning M Hough 2010 attributed to Joyce 1996/7 Type of PD Focus 1 Job-embedded Classroom 2 Job-related School 3 Employment-related System 4 Career-related Profession 5 Self-directed Personal
  • WA College of Teachers © Copyright Western Australian College of Teaching 2009
  • recording & verifying
    • notes relating to readings, reflections, activities or presentations;
    • teaching programs, plans or records
    • diaries or reflective journals;
    • copies of articles or workshop/conference papers that a teacher has contributed to or presented;
    • feedback from colleagues or community;
    • student work samples;
    • any other material that will show the nature and extent of participation in the activities undertaken.
    WACOT A guide to recording professional learning
  • draft national standards Draft National Professional Standards for Teachers
  • Professional Association 2.0 Image: Questionmark made of puzzle pieces Horia Varlan, CC-by
  • webinars & unconferences social networking microblogging eg twitter professional viewing & listening blogging, podcasts, RSS more colourful, more social We are smarter than me
  • more voices, more tags
  • blogging as e-portfolio me.edu.au/b/Alisonh
  • microblogging
    • Twitter www.twitter.com
    • Edmodo www.edmodo.com
    • Yammer
    • www.yammer.com
    #edchat #austl #vicpln #engchat #wapln ?
  • a global profession www.globaleducationconference.com
  • wikieducator.org a sharing profession
  • a profession looking forward
    • Horizon Report K-12 2010 Technologies to Watch
    • cloud computing
    • collaborative environments
    • game-based learning
    • mobiles
    • Create associations in which everyone’s job is to learn
    • Dennis Sparks paraphrased Designing Power Professional Development for Teachers and Principals
    a learning profession