Developing A Pln Third Leading A Digital School Conference


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Developing A Pln Third Leading A Digital School Conference

  1. 1. Third National Leading a Digital School Conference Developing a PLN ‘ Personal Learning Network’ Darcy Moore
  2. 2. <ul><li>Deputy Principal in a state high school of nearly 1000 students in NSW (since 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Formerly an English teacher & HT </li></ul><ul><li>Two young daughters in pre-school and kindergarten </li></ul><ul><li>Digital technologies enthusiast and dilettante </li></ul><ul><li>Been online at home since ‘97 </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Primary principal </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary principal </li></ul><ul><li>DP or AP </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul>0 of 30 8
  4. 5. <ul><li>What do you know about PLNs? </li></ul><ul><li>What web 2.0 tools do you already use: </li></ul><ul><li>Google Reader? </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds? </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious? </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs – reading and/or creating? </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter? </li></ul>
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  12. 14. <ul><li>Web 2.0 – what does it mean to the person sitting next to you (definition)? </li></ul><ul><li>How do they really feel about ‘the internet’ (as an educator)? </li></ul><ul><li>How many hours do they spend online per week? </li></ul><ul><li>Have they ever viewed Dr Michael Wesch’s video: The Machine is Us ? </li></ul>
  13. 16. <ul><li>Local, national and international </li></ul><ul><li>Online, 24/7 and ever-growing </li></ul><ul><li>Better than a conference </li></ul><ul><li>The ‘sweet spot’ - personal and professional </li></ul><ul><li>Learning professionals and others </li></ul><ul><li>On my mobile device – portable </li></ul><ul><li>Real people </li></ul>
  14. 17. <ul><li>Developing a PLN has a dual benefit, we are able to learn both form and content: </li></ul><ul><li>Change is so constant that being connected to a network keeps one ‘in the loop’ </li></ul><ul><li>2. The tools used help us change our paradigm as learning professionals and leaders </li></ul>
  15. 18. <ul><li> as enthusiastic about the benefits of web 2.0 and 24/7 hyperconnectivity but I think of this as a does not always need to go swimming, or even look out the window on it...but knows it will be flowing by just the same! </li></ul>
  16. 19. <ul><li>“ Don't have utube (never will).  Don't have facebook, twitter, blog etc etc etc.  I don't look at them either! I have more important things to do!” </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  17. 20. &quot;We teach others by teaching ourselves anew.&quot; Garth Boomer
  18. 23. <ul><li>I click on links sent via </li></ul><ul><li>Often I save them to </li></ul><ul><li>These sites are then fed into my </li></ul><ul><li>Using an RSS feed </li></ul>
  19. 30. <ul><li>Has become an important part of my PLN </li></ul><ul><li>My blog is personal and professional </li></ul><ul><li>Other educators follow me on Twitter and see my updates, have an RSS feed on my blog and are part of my ‘Delicious’ network </li></ul><ul><li>Increasingly they are on </li></ul><ul><li>We know and trust each other </li></ul>
  20. 31. <ul><li>Please access </li></ul>
  21. 32. What are you doing?
  22. 33. <ul><li>If every staff member was able to use Google Reader , Delicious & Twitter with many leaders blogging , ongoing formal and informal learning could be shared </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration would lead to the dispersion of new tools and ideas throughout the system </li></ul><ul><li>The individual would be at the centre of their learning </li></ul>
  23. 34. <ul><li>What if the librarians at every school supported their Principal and teaching colleagues to collaborate using these tools? </li></ul>
  24. 35. <ul><li>quoted in one of my opening slides, I will continue to encourage with this thought... </li></ul>
  25. 36. <ul><li>&quot;The real voyage of discovery consists not in having new landscapes, but in having new eyes.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Marcel Proust </li></ul>
  26. 37. <ul><li>the change you wish to see in others...our schools will flourish </li></ul><ul><li>it is critical you lead! </li></ul><ul><li>it is critical you collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>it is critical you smile and have FUN!  </li></ul>
  27. 38. Blog: Email: [email_address] Twitter: Delicious: Collaborate with Darcy Moore