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The idea behind learning2gether is something truly grass roots, what is sometimes called ‘class roots’ http://classroots.org/ where teachers have control over and continued interest in their own......

The idea behind learning2gether is something truly grass roots, what is sometimes called ‘class roots’ http://classroots.org/ where teachers have control over and continued interest in their own professional development, and where they extend their personal learning networks to hundreds of others with the same intent, at their own pace and leisure. With that in mind, if you wish the join us at any of our events, welcome,

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  • 1. Learning2gether through Wiki- based Worldwide Teacher Professional Development Vance Stevens English teacher coordinator, UAE Naval College HCT / ADMC / CERT & Coordinator for Webheads in Action March 9, 2012
  • 2. My presentations are always online These slides http://slideshare.net/vances You can hear the rehearsal recording and read the write-up here http://learning2gether.posterous.com/vance-stevens- presents-what-teachers-around-tVance Stevens, TESOL Arabia 2012, Learning2gether
  • 3. In the beginning … 1998-1999 Writing for Webheads Weekly meetings each Sunday noon GMT at http://tappedin.org Archives of logged chats All: http://prosites-vstevens.homestead.com/files/efi/chatlogs.htm Turkey meets China in 2001: http://prosites- vstevens.homestead.com/files/efi/chat2001/wfw011031.htm 2000 - 2002 Online events at conferences where we put students in touch with teachers using voice Grant of Elluminate from http://learningtimes.net 2002 Webheads in Action http://webheads.infoVance Stevens, TESOL Arabia 2012, Learning2gether
  • 4. More history Webheads in Action Online Convergence 2005, 2007, 2009 http://wiaoc.org Hosted in Elluminate by Learning Times We learned about “speed geeking” We tried it in 2009 http://learning2gether.posterous.com/teresa- almeida-deca-taggalaxy Speedlifing: http://advanceducation.blogspot.com/2009/06/speedlifing.html Learning2gether came about in 2010 to Enhance quality of our weekly meetings Avoid more 3-day = 72-hour webcastathonsVance Stevens, TESOL Arabia 2012, Learning2gether
  • 5. SpeedlifingVance Stevens, TESOL Arabia 2012, Learning2gether
  • 6. What is Learning2gether Class roots online teacher professional development Distributed Community of Practice PLN (Personal learning network) Models teaching through modeling learning A teacher models and demonstrates A student practices and reflects Wiki-based In theory, anyone can join, write in an eventVance Stevens, TESOL Arabia 2012, Learning2gether
  • 7. Learning2gether: the PodcastVance Stevens, TESOL Arabia 2012, Learning2gether
  • 8. Funding for Learning2gether What funding? No funding at all, ever, since 1998 No hidden agendas, truly cooperative Rely on Cognitive Surplus (Clay Shirky) http://advanceducation.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-cognitive-surplus-drives-us-to.html Intrinsic motivation of people to Share, help others be highly regarded professionally feel good about themselves Monetization would undermine cooperative mutual community support (Deci, Soma experiments)Vance Stevens, TESOL Arabia 2012, Learning2gether
  • 9. Where is Learning2gether Front page, cfp http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/cfp Upcoming events http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/volunteersneeded Index of past events http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/archiveindex Archive of podcasts and live recordings http://learning2gether.posterous.comVance Stevens, TESOL Arabia 2012, Learning2gether
  • 10. TAEdtech-SIG Connection http://taedtech.ning.com/eventsVance Stevens, TESOL Arabia 2012, Learning2gether
  • 11. Our next big event Sunday March 11, 2010 TESOL Arabia Wrapup Hosted by Jim Buckingham 13:00 GMT = 5 p.m. in UAE In Elluminate http://tinyurl.com/y3eh Register with Learning Times (benign) Please use a headset to prevent echo Check your mic and speakers using tools / audio / audio wizardVance Stevens, TESOL Arabia 2012, Learning2gether
  • 12. Please join us  http://learning2gether.pbworks.com This is not just a request or suggestion for participation in a one-off event. If you are seriously interested in professional development to the point where you might like to join in our activities at learning2gether, we would welcome your participation. But even better, we would appreciate your sharing with colleagues something that YOU know at these events.Vance Stevens, TESOL Arabia 2012, Learning2gether