fourcircleslearning.com
Becoming a Learner for Life Deb Hanson Online resources can be found at  http://fourcircleslearning.com SWFLN Paraprofessi...
Today’s goals… <ul><li>Understand importance of lifelong learning </li></ul><ul><li>Know dispositions of a learner </li></...
“ There is only now.”
“ Change is the only constant.”
Why become a learner for life? What gets you up in the morning? Were you better today than you were yesterday?
“ Motivation is deeply personal.”  – Daniel Pink, author of  Drive
What does it take to become a successful learner for life?
Are you… <ul><li>A seeker? </li></ul><ul><li>Curious? </li></ul><ul><li>An active participant? </li></ul><ul><li>A systems...
Establish a “growth mindset”  (Carol Dweck)
Engage in “deliberate practice”  (Anders Ericsson)
It’s about changing your performance…
“ The battle is within ourselves. What is important is to look at yourself, train yourself, improve yourself.” – Gaku Homma
Create and Nuture Your P LN
Learning Network Personal
Learning Network Professional
Learning Network Perpetual
A learning network consists of the entire set of resources that you use to answer questions, provide context and illustrat...
A (PLN) is a group of people you count on to: -guide you in your learning  -be your source of advice and resources  -make ...
What does  your  PLN look like ?
<ul><li>Physical  Virtual </li></ul><ul><li>Local  Global </li></ul><ul><li>Static  Dynamic </li></ul>PLN’s are changing…
<ul><li>Deliberately created </li></ul><ul><li>Network of human, physical, & virtual resources </li></ul><ul><li>Personal ...
Steps for Building Your  PLN <ul><li>Set your learning  goals </li></ul><ul><li>Choose your  tools </li></ul><ul><li>Conne...
Set your goals…
Choose Your PLN Tools
Take one step at a time…
 
Finding People <ul><li>Start with people you know personally </li></ul><ul><li>Find out who they know and respect </li></u...
 
 
 
 
Hashtags & Twitter Chats #libchat – Wednesdays at 8 PM #libpitch #tlchat #library  #libraries #librarians #streetlit, #Goo...
 
 
Just today…in my Twitter stream…
One step always leads to another…
More Tools for Connecting, Learning
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Now you’ve got connections… <ul><li>But, how do you keep up with all the links, ideas, bookmarks, resources they are shari...
 
 
Blogs <ul><li>Still good sources </li></ul><ul><li>Lead to other connections </li></ul><ul><li>Place to begin to contribut...
 
 
Sharing
Netvibes
Hootsuite
 
<ul><li>Connect with… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education community </li></ul></ul>...
Good stuff to check out…
If you feel like you’re getting in too deep…
 
Give your learning 30 minutes a day…
When You’re Ready… <ul><li>Begin to contribute </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Respond to blog posts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shar...
All that said…
Lessons Learned… <ul><li>Choose connections wisely </li></ul><ul><li>Expect a learning curve </li></ul><ul><li>Choose qual...
Don’t forget to take time to look closely, wonder,  think deeply…
It’s all about balance
And… <ul><li>Building teams </li></ul><ul><li>Serving your patrons better </li></ul><ul><li>Getting better at what you do ...
Open, Connect, Learn, Share <ul><li>and you will be a learner for life … </li></ul>
Contact me: [email_address] @DebH2U (Twitter) http://fourcircleslearning.com
Resources <ul><li>15 Tools for Developing a Learning Network, David R. Wetzel  http://continuingeducation.suite101.com/art...
 
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Becoming a lifelong learner

  1. 1. fourcircleslearning.com
  2. 2. Becoming a Learner for Life Deb Hanson Online resources can be found at http://fourcircleslearning.com SWFLN Paraprofessional Day May 10, 2011
  3. 3. Today’s goals… <ul><li>Understand importance of lifelong learning </li></ul><ul><li>Know dispositions of a learner </li></ul><ul><li>Provide steps for building a PLN </li></ul><ul><li>Share social media tools for learning </li></ul>
  4. 4. “ There is only now.”
  5. 5. “ Change is the only constant.”
  6. 6. Why become a learner for life? What gets you up in the morning? Were you better today than you were yesterday?
  7. 7. “ Motivation is deeply personal.” – Daniel Pink, author of Drive
  8. 8. What does it take to become a successful learner for life?
  9. 9. Are you… <ul><li>A seeker? </li></ul><ul><li>Curious? </li></ul><ul><li>An active participant? </li></ul><ul><li>A systems thinker? </li></ul><ul><li>Willing to embrace ambiguity? </li></ul><ul><li>Willing to get feedback? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Establish a “growth mindset” (Carol Dweck)
  11. 11. Engage in “deliberate practice” (Anders Ericsson)
  12. 12. It’s about changing your performance…
  13. 13. “ The battle is within ourselves. What is important is to look at yourself, train yourself, improve yourself.” – Gaku Homma
  14. 14. Create and Nuture Your P LN
  15. 15. Learning Network Personal
  16. 16. Learning Network Professional
  17. 17. Learning Network Perpetual
  18. 18. A learning network consists of the entire set of resources that you use to answer questions, provide context and illustrate processes. (David Wetzel, 2010)
  19. 19. A (PLN) is a group of people you count on to: -guide you in your learning -be your source of advice and resources -make you aware of learning opportunities -share their best practices -point you to answers and support (Silvia Tolisano, 2011)
  20. 20. What does your PLN look like ?
  21. 21. <ul><li>Physical Virtual </li></ul><ul><li>Local Global </li></ul><ul><li>Static Dynamic </li></ul>PLN’s are changing…
  22. 22. <ul><li>Deliberately created </li></ul><ul><li>Network of human, physical, & virtual resources </li></ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><li>Self-paced </li></ul><ul><li>Goal oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Perpetual </li></ul>A PLN is…
  23. 23. Steps for Building Your PLN <ul><li>Set your learning goals </li></ul><ul><li>Choose your tools </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with key people </li></ul><ul><li>Lurk, listen, learn , reflect </li></ul><ul><li>Participate </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute, share </li></ul>
  24. 24. Set your goals…
  25. 25. Choose Your PLN Tools
  26. 26. Take one step at a time…
  27. 28. Finding People <ul><li>Start with people you know personally </li></ul><ul><li>Find out who they know and respect </li></ul><ul><li>Connect to your professional idols </li></ul>
  28. 33. Hashtags & Twitter Chats #libchat – Wednesdays at 8 PM #libpitch #tlchat #library #libraries #librarians #streetlit, #Goodreads, #readers,  #YA, #lib_resources, #infoliteracy, #onlinesafety,  #cyberbullying, #digitalcitizenship, #transliteracy, #yalsa,  #ALA, #Books, #literature,   #bannedbooks,  #reading,  #Kindle, #ipad,   #ebook,  #ereader,  #SocialMedia
  29. 36. Just today…in my Twitter stream…
  30. 37. One step always leads to another…
  31. 38. More Tools for Connecting, Learning
  32. 48. Now you’ve got connections… <ul><li>But, how do you keep up with all the links, ideas, bookmarks, resources they are sharing with you? </li></ul>RSS RSS RSS RSS RSS RSS
  33. 51. Blogs <ul><li>Still good sources </li></ul><ul><li>Lead to other connections </li></ul><ul><li>Place to begin to contribute </li></ul><ul><li>Some Library blogs worth reading </li></ul><ul><li>Tame the Web </li></ul><ul><li>The Daring Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>The Shifted Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Librarian in Black </li></ul>
  34. 54. Sharing
  35. 55. Netvibes
  36. 56. Hootsuite
  37. 58. <ul><li>Connect with… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology folks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Futurists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinkers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Editors, publishers, authors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Media marketing gurus </li></ul></ul>Step Outside the Library
  38. 59. Good stuff to check out…
  39. 60. If you feel like you’re getting in too deep…
  40. 62. Give your learning 30 minutes a day…
  41. 63. When You’re Ready… <ul><li>Begin to contribute </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Respond to blog posts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share links of articles you’ve found </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate in a Twitter chat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write your own blogs </li></ul></ul>
  42. 64. All that said…
  43. 65. Lessons Learned… <ul><li>Choose connections wisely </li></ul><ul><li>Expect a learning curve </li></ul><ul><li>Choose quality over quantity </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicate time each day or week </li></ul>
  44. 66. Don’t forget to take time to look closely, wonder, think deeply…
  45. 67. It’s all about balance
  46. 68. And… <ul><li>Building teams </li></ul><ul><li>Serving your patrons better </li></ul><ul><li>Getting better at what you do </li></ul><ul><li>Staying relevant </li></ul><ul><li>LEARNING for LIFE </li></ul>
  47. 69. Open, Connect, Learn, Share <ul><li>and you will be a learner for life … </li></ul>
  48. 70. Contact me: [email_address] @DebH2U (Twitter) http://fourcircleslearning.com
  49. 71. Resources <ul><li>15 Tools for Developing a Learning Network, David R. Wetzel http://continuingeducation.suite101.com/article.cfm/15_tools_for_developing_a_learning_network </li></ul><ul><li>How to Keep Up with Almost Everything by Buffy J. Hamilton http://www.slideshare.net/buffyjhamilton/how-to-keep-up-with-almost-everything </li></ul>

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