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Paper presented at the international TESOL Convention, Philadelphia, March 31, 2012 by Vance Stevens ...

Paper presented at the international TESOL Convention, Philadelphia, March 31, 2012 by Vance Stevens

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Learning2gether is a weekly online teacher professional development event that has gone on in one form or another for almost 15 years and which draws for viability on a base of over 1000 members of a vibrant community of practice (CoP) known as Webheads in Action

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  • Learning2gether to teach oneanother about learning online Vance Stevens English teacher coordinator, UAE Naval College HCT / ADMC / CERT & Coordinator for Webheads in Action TESOL Philadelphia March 31, 2012
  • My presentations are always online TinyURL: tesol2012vance http://tinyurl.com/tesol2012vance Slideshare http://www.slideshare.net/vances/learning2gether31march2012 Read the presentation in prose: http://learning2gether.posterous.com/learning2gether- to-teach-one-another-about-le 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 Philadelphia 2012, Learning2gether 2
  • What is Learning2gether Class roots online teacher professional development Distributed http://classroots.org/ 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 Philadelphia 2012, Learning2gether 3
  • Where is Learning2gether? Event planning wiki: http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/ Upcoming events: http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/volunteersneeded Index to archives: http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/archiveindex Archive of podcasts and live recordings http://learning2gether.posterous.com Network connections TESOL CALL-IS: http://www.facebook.com/TESOLCALLIS TESOL Arabia: http://taedtech.ning.com/events/Vance Stevens, TESOL Philadelphia 2012, Learning2gether 4
  • Event Planning WikiVance Stevens, TESOL Philadelphia 2012, Learning2gether 5 http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/32204849/FrontPage
  • Upcoming eventsVance Stevens, TESOL Philadelphia 2012, Learning2gether 6 http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/volunteersneeded
  • Index to archivesVance Stevens, TESOL Philadelphia 2012, Learning2gether 7 http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/archiveindex
  • Archive of podcasts and live recordingsVance Stevens, TESOL Philadelphia 2012, Learning2gether 8 http://learning2gether.posterous.com/
  • Network Connections: TESOL Arabia Edtech-SIGVance Stevens, TESOL Philadelphia 2012, Learning2gether 9 http://taedtech.ning.com/events/
  • Network Connections: TESOL CALL-ISVance Stevens, TESOL Philadelphia 2012, Learning2gether 10 http://www.facebook.com/TESOLCALLIS
  • 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 http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=p96Wmn- ER4QC&oi=fnd&pg=PA1&dq=deci+soma+research+motiv be highly regarded professionally ation&ots=3cHPr- t922&sig=ZqB8TGpkrvt2Wj8DKACBFgDTYzc#v=onepage feel good about themselves &q=deci%20soma%20research%20motivation&f=false Monetization would undermine cooperative mutual community support (Deci, Soma experiments)Vance Stevens, TESOL Philadelphia 2012, Learning2gether 11
  • Elluminate grant from LearningTimesVance Stevens, TESOL Philadelphia 2012, Learning2gether 12 http://tinyurl.com/y3eh
  • How Learning2gether began 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 Bb/Collaborate = Elluminate grant from http://learningtimes.net 2002 Webheads in Action http://webheads.infoVance Stevens, TESOL Philadelphia 2012, Learning2gether 13
  • Writing for Webheads 1998-2002Vance Stevens, TESOL Philadelphia 2012, Learning2gether 14 http://prosites-vstevens.homestead.com/files/efi/webheads.htm
  • Webheads in Action since 2002 http://vancestevens.com/papers/evonlin e2002/webheads_evo.htm http://www.tesl- ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume13/ej51/ej51int/Vance Stevens, TESOL Philadelphia 2012, Learning2gether 15
  • More history Webheads in Action Online Convergence 2005, 2007, 2009 http://wiaoc.org Hosted in Elluminate by Learning Times We learned about “speed geeking” at WiAOC 2009 We tried to organize one online: http://learning2gether.posterous.com/teresa-almeida-deca-taggalaxy Speedlifing met with greater success: 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 Philadelphia 2012, Learning2gether 16
  • Speed lifingVance Stevens, TESOL Philadelphia 2012, Learning2gether 17 http://advanceducation.blogspot.com/2009/06/speedlifing.html
  • Our next event Sunday April 1, 2012 IATEFL Wrapup Hosted by Elizabeth Anne 14:00 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 Philadelphia 2012, Learning2gether 18
  • TESOL Convention Online Wrapup Sunday April 8, 2012 TESOL Wrapup Hosted by Vance Stevens 13:00 GMT In Elluminate http://tinyurl.com/y3ehVance Stevens, TESOL Philadelphia 2012, Learning2gether 19
  • Please join us  http://learning2gether.pbworks.comThis is not just a request for participation in a one-offevent.• If you are seriously interested in professional development and would like to join in our activities, we welcome your participation.• Even better, we would appreciate your SHARING with colleagues something that YOU know at these events.http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/32205261/cfp
  • My presentations are always online This one is at: http://tinyurl.com/tesol2012vanceVance Stevens, TESOL Philadelphia 2012, Learning2gether 21