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Personal Learning profile for developing your own PLN.

Personal Learning profile for developing your own PLN.
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    • Personal Learning PracticeStaying ahead of the curveVincent JansenLower Canada CollegeQAIS Heads PresentationApril 22, 2012.
    • Why change our model?
    • Changing concept of ProfessionalGrowth to Personal Learning
    • Why our own PLN?
    • From Pen to these tools..
    • 1. What do you need? Ask teachers what they need, what are your interests, what do you want to learn? Bottom-up inspired. (teachers primary) Teachers develop their own professional learning objectives. Must be self-directed. Blend personal and professional learning objectives
    • 2. Find the right descriptors Develop clear terminology Personal learning, faculty growth, professional development, communities of practice Personal Learning… for you.  Constructivist approach  Connectivist approach
    • 3. No need to “present” Share Discuss Collaborate Network Personal Growth My Interests
    • 4. Invest in valuable social capital Value in professional networking Self-directed, not conferences! Regenerate Reflect Learn
    • 5. Build personal network opportunities Encourage teachers to go out Comment on blogs Participate in discussions and forums Join LinkedIn Ning groups Create new ideas, and share Blog and tweet
    • 6. Change PD models PLN Development – initial development of a personal learning network with the goal of sustained practice, reflection, and linkages to other connected educators. Steven Downes
    • The Networked TeacherAlec Couros
    • Workflow (informal ) learning
    • Why this is important? We no longer work isolation This does impact student achievement Leads to improvement of teaching quality and level of learning Leads to more engaging classrooms Improves collaboration and morale Leverages the network for learning Leverage the collective knowledge and skills, shared impact
    • Some common PLE diagrams
    • My PTE and students PLE
    • Key Questions (Adapted form Marzano) What is it we expect our teachers to learn? What do I need to do to have teachers learn? How will I know when they have learned it? How will I respond when they do not learn it? How will they respond when they know it?
    • Creating your own PLN People (P) Places (PL) Resources (R) Interests (I) Technology/Tools (T) News(N) Discussion Forums/ Lists (D) Blogs (B) Productivity Tools (P)
    • Cloud-based PLN
    • School 2.0
    • Key links – why? Ning, Discovery channel, any listservs? FB, LinkedIn and other social media site What defines your links, resources, people, training, learning, social, news, groups, stumble, blogging, tweeting… Link to others in the room– network, LinkedIn groups, FB, Diigo, Delicious – social network sites Where would you fit? Contribute? Blogs, Wikis
    • 7 habits for a sharper mind you can do it.. try something new get fluent with technology (not email!) multitask smarter know when you need to focus - single task focus ( creativity, innovation, critical thinking) practice scanning (Google reader) identify how you learn best practice for peak performance
    • Knowing Knowledge Knowing about Knowing where Knowing to do Knowing to be Knowing to transform G. Siemens, From Shifting: From Knowing Knowledge Knowing „Obsoledge‟ Alvin Tofler