Using ICT in teacher professional development


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By Mrs. Nazha Marouani
Agadir ELT inspectorate
January 7th 2014

Published in: Education, Technology
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Using ICT in teacher professional development

  1. 1.  What is Teacher professional development?  Characteristics of Teacher professional development.  Can ICT enhance Teacher professional development?
  2. 2.  « Professional development, in a broad sense, refers to the development of a person in his or her professional role » ( Eleanora,2003)  « Professional development is the professional growth a teacher achieves as a result of gaining increased experience and examining his or her teaching systematically » (Glatthorn,1995)
  3. 3.  It is based on constructivism; teachers are treated as active learners engaged in concrete tasks .  It is a long process in which teachers learn over time.  It is perceived as a process that takes place within a particular context.
  4. 4.  It is a process that is intimately linked to school reform.  A teacher is conceived of as a reflective practitioner.  Professional development is conceived of a collaborative process
  5. 5.  “ Blogs have given everyone the opportunity to have a voice, and people have taken advantage”   Weblogg-ed by Will Richardson  2 Cents Worth by David Warlick  Think:lab by Christian Long  Ed Tech Journeys by Pete Reilly  The Thinking Stick by Jeff Utecht  Cool Cat Teacher by Vicki Davis  blog
  6. 6.  “ is a social bookmarking service that enables users to store and tag information resources in an online account that can be accessed by others.”
  7. 7.  "Links for You" section where other users can send you links to resources.  "Your Network« feature that enables you to identify a set of users and see what they bookmark.  Subscription option that enables a user to subscribe to a specific tag in, such as digitalstorytelling, and see all the resources from all the users on that topic
  8. 8.  accounts are available at  David Jakes feed  Christopher Sessums feed  Will Richardson's feed  Dean Shareskis feed  John Petersons feed
  9. 9.  “Podcasts are recordings of an individual, of a discussion, or perhaps of a presentation, delivered in MP3 format. Like blogs, they provide a voice, but this time in audio format that can be listened to on an MP3 player or a computer while exercising, walking the dog, or driving the car. Like blogs and resources, podcasts can be delivered through an RSS feed to the listener or learner. “
  10. 10.  EdTechTalk  Connect Learning  The Savvy Technologist Podcast  EdTechCoasttoCoas
  11. 11.  The key is RSS (Really Simple Syndication). The three tools above all produce RSS feeds which stream or deliver content. The aggregator is like a mailbox and captures the information feeds and presents it to the user. The aggregator's value is that it presents feeds from multiple authors and content types (blogs, wikis, podcasts, Flickr, and all in a single location for ease of processing.
  12. 12.  Bloglines  Google Reader  Netvibes  PageFlakes
  13. 13.  dia-coordinators/0018/professional- development-and-web- 20/44270#sthash.EHvfqvru.dpuf