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Web 20 for professional learning

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Presentation for Saturday Session at NYSCATE on using web 2.0 tools for professional learning for k-12 educators.

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Web 20 for professional learning

  1. 1. Web 2.0 for Professional Learning
  2. 2. Agenda  What is a PLC?  Define “blended”  Communication, Collaboration & Reflection  Identifying appropriate virtual learning spaces  Designing learning opportunities
  3. 3. What is a PLC?
  4. 4. DuFour  A Focus on Learning  A Collaborative Culture: Learning forAll  Collective Inquiry Into Best Practice and Current Reality  Action Orientation: Learning by Doing  Commitment to Continuous Improvement  Result Orientation
  5. 5. Martin-Kniep  Commitment to Understanding  Intellectual Perseverance  Courage and initiative  Commitment to Reflection  Commitment to Expertise  Collegiality
  6. 6. Blended Learning What is it? What isn’t it?
  7. 7. Blended Learning Is…  Less expensive  More flexible  More effective  Thoughtfully designed  Periodic scheduled meetings  Scalable  Highly interactive Is Not…  A second-best approach  A quick fix  No interaction with instructor  Posting static information  Limited to classroom learning  Passive  For those born after 1980
  8. 8. Why blend?  Cost savings  Enhanced flexibility  More practice  Higher effectiveness  Greater consistency  Optimized resources  Better alignment
  9. 9. Blended Learning Approaches  Experiential Activity  Demonstration  Storytelling  Quest/Discovery  Simulation  Lecture  Book/Case Study  Brainstorming  Office Hours  Edutainment  Work Group  Q & A  Drill  Immersive/Role Play  Project Based  Debate
  10. 10. Blended Learning Models Approach Description Best Suited For… 1. Stitching Using different media and delivery technologies based on cost/benefit profile Leveraging existing resources and minimizing costs 2. Styles Matching the media and delivery technology with audience learning styles Increasing participation in training and raising learner satisfaction 3. Bookend Sequencing instruction such that e-learning comes before and after instructor-led training or such that instructor-led training comes before and after e-learning Optimizing the time and investment involved with instructor-led training 4. Integrated Develop a cohesive strategy for addressing a learning need that integrates multiple learning activities and involves both formal and informal learning Developing mission-critical skills 5. Performance Develop a cohesive strategy for addressing a performance need, leveraging not only formal and informal learning but also non-training performance improvement interventions Improving performance Prestera & Marker, 2006
  11. 11. Technologies Matrix FacilitatedSelf-Paced SynchronousAsynchronous • Course Management System (e.g., Angel, Blackboard) • E-Mail • Blog • Threaded Discussion (Bulletin Board) • Courseware Tutorials • Simulations & Gaming • Tests and Assignments • Podcasts & Vodcasts • Books & Workbooks • Mobile Learning & Wikis • Classroom Instruction • Audio Conference • Video Conference (Tele-Presence) • Web Conference • Virtual Worlds • Chat • Whiteboards • Multi-User Games • Virtual Worlds • Collaboration Tools Prestera & Marker, 2006
  12. 12. Planning for BLENDed instruction  Know your audience  Identify the Big Idea  Plan activities  Explore content  Weave 21st century skills into learning
  13. 13. Who is your audience?
  14. 14. What is your Big Idea? What are your goals? Content Knowledge Skills Lesson 21st Century Skills Activities
  15. 15. Communication, Collaboration & Reflection Face-to-face Synchronously Asynchronously Whole class Small Group Independently
  16. 16. Communication  Student-to-Student  Student-to-Teacher  Student-to-Content  Synchronous orAsynchronous
  17. 17. Collaboration  Synchronous orAsynchronous  Access to data and information  At what stage – planning, formative, summative  Presentation of results
  18. 18. Reflection  Public or private  Facilitator view
  19. 19. Finding the right technology What types of media to you want to use? Are there special technology considerations? Is collaboration important or will participants work independently? Is a blended environment the right way to go?
  20. 20. How do I find the technology? What technology do you already have available? What technology are you comfortable using? Do you have a course management system, like Moodle or Blackboard? Do you use Google or Zoho to share files and information? What other websites are there to find information?
  21. 21. Other Considerations

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