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How I got here - Tales of Online Professional Development

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How I got here - Tales of Online Professional Development

  1. 1. Tales of Online Professional Development Marisa Constantinides www.celt/edu.gr/ IATEFL Web Conference 2014 Hot Topics Across ELT
  2. 2. All images taken by Marisa Constantinides
  3. 3. Why bother? Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici / FreeDigitalPhotos.net www.celt/edu.gr/
  4. 4. I used to be just like you www.celt/edu.gr/
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  6. 6. may be 3 or 4 times a year If lucky… www.celt/edu.gr/
  7. 7. … and I was! www.celt/edu.gr/
  8. 8. www.celt/edu.gr/ I got a bit stuck
  9. 9. http://throttle-media.net/tag/new-age-marketing/ www.celt/edu.gr/
  10. 10. http://www.mondaynote.com/archive/archives.php?t=understanding-the-digital-natives www.celt/edu.gr/
  11. 11. http://www.thenationalherald.com/author/5599 www.celt/edu.gr/
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  16. 16. Carol Rainbow me www.celt/edu.gr/
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  24. 24. So how did I get here? www.celt/edu.gr/
  25. 25. Curating & Creating Sharing & Daring
  26. 26. • … free online events • … useful links • … lesson resources • … blog posts • … latest tech tools • … motivating lessons • … free professional development • … 24/7 www.celt/edu.gr/
  27. 27. Be Curious. So, you are a teacher. Despite the fact that we get to often work in jeans and t-shirts, you want to be seen as a professional. Then be a professional. Be curious. Keep informed. Be a student of your area of expertise…and if you don’t know the answer to what is going on with a child, say, “I don’t know, but I will research it and find out how we can help.” http://www.smallkidsbigideas.com/acrossthehallblog/2014/10/14/things-not-to-say-to-the-parents-of-a-struggling-learner From ‘A blog across the hall” www.celt/edu.gr/
  28. 28. Why Online Professional Development? • Flexible • Versatile • Can build community • Available to all • Autonomous • Continuous • Helps professional growth www.celt/edu.gr/
  29. 29. Building an international career Sandy Millin
  30. 30. Moving to another country – finding work www.celt/edu.gr/ James Taylor
  31. 31. Following a course of study more successfully www.celt/edu.gr/ Sharon Noseley
  32. 32. A career change www.celt/edu.gr/ Carol Rainbow
  33. 33. Becoming an online teacher Sylvia Guinan
  34. 34. Building an online presence www.celt/edu.gr/ Angelos Bollas
  35. 35. Becoming a better teacher www.celt/edu.gr/ Hana Ticha
  36. 36. Community purpose resources vision diversity passion motivation www.celt/edu.gr/
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  38. 38. Twitter PLN LinkedIn Nings Facebook Yahoo Group You Tube Blogs Wiki www.celt/edu.gr/
  39. 39. Across the Globe www.celt/edu.gr/
  40. 40. Build or join a quality circle www.celt/edu.gr/
  41. 41. www.celt/edu.gr/ Turn your quality circle into a circle of trust
  42. 42. Curate to Create Share & Dare
  43. 43. My email marisa.constantinides@gmail.com Twitter @Marisa_C My Centre www.celt.edu.gr Image credits Images not credited either my own, Microsoft Clipart or from http://www.morguefile.com

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