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  • Show Wiki while people are coming in. Tell People to relax We have lots of resources available online. For the first time at an NAIS conference we are offering two follow up online sessions to this session.
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  • multiple ways to signup: - wiki (on bookmark?) -paper -card
  • Isolation: Speaking out in the wilderness? Preaching to the converted? Closing the doors  to a private club?
  • Cross-divisional team
  • link to page from wiki
  • teachers learn the tools first in the context of their lives.  They own them before they take them to the classroom. The right tool... Pedagogy 1st!  then the tool.
  • The Personal Learning Networks Intertwine and build a Learning Community
  • NAIS Schools of future doc.  Page 27 talks about how classrooms should no longer be constrained by 4 walls. I talked about how this worked at a large NAIS school.  The beauty of PLNs is that they can help shift the faculty of any sized school.  Susan will tell you the story of how PLNs helped transform a faculty at a different school.  Susan...
  • How to change the conversation at an isolated, tiny school on a shoestring budget for children from poverty?ow to change the conversation at an isolated, tiny school on a shoestring budget for children from poverty?
  • New nings: Independent School Educator's ning Classroom 2.0 English Companion Ning and others (See Wiki)
  • Amulya as closet tweeter, because he didn't want to admit to his peers that Susan was right.  He has since come out of the closet.
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    1. 1. Disrupt the Old Discourse: Leveraging a Faculty's Personal Learning Communities NAIS Annual Conference Washington, DC February 25, 2011 http://tinyurl.com/naisac11dd
    2. 2. Who are we? <ul><li>Larry Kahn </li></ul><ul><li>The Kinkaid School </li></ul><ul><li>Houston, Texas </li></ul><ul><li>Email:  larry.kahn@kinkaid.org </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @ larrykahn Diigo: larrykahn Skype: larry.kahn Facebook: Larry Kahn LinkedIn: Larry Kahn Independent School's Educator's Network: Larry Kahn ISTE Community Ning: Larry Kahn Blogs: New Things New Ways Audio-didact </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Chris Bigenho The Greenhill School Addison, Texas Email 1: [email_address] Email 2: [email_address] Twitter: @bigenhoc Skype: chris_bigenho AIM: chris bigenho Yahoo: chris_bigenho Tapped In: ChrisWB Diigo: bigenhoc Blogs: Life in the Renaissance NAIS Annual Conference Online Community Susan Davis Chinquapin Preparatory School Highlands, Texas Email:  [email_address] Twitter: @ suludavis Skype: susanlucilledavis Facebook: Susan Lucille Davis Flickr: susanlucilledavis Diigo: suludavis LinkedIn: Susan Lucille Davis Blogs: Chinquablog The Flying Trapeze (with Renee Hawkins)
    3. 3. Chris Bigenho on Spezify
    4. 4. Larry Kahn on Social Graph
    5. 5. Susan Davis at the Persona Project, MIT
    6. 6. Tweet this session...   <ul><li>#naisac11 </li></ul><ul><li>#ddchat </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    7. 7. Online follow-up workshops...   <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Grow your own PLN    </li></ul><ul><ul><li>March 3, 2011 8 p.m.  EST </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>March 10, 2011 8 p.m. EST </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up:  </li></ul><ul><li>http://tinyurl.com/naisac11ddsurvey </li></ul>
    8. 8. Why disrupt the old discourse? <ul><li>Changing the conversation </li></ul><ul><li>about change... </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The shift towards constructing our own learning by learning from PLNs </li></ul><ul><li>Amplify the voices of change agents... </li></ul>
    9. 9. &quot;I never let my schooling get in the way of my education.&quot;
    10. 10. The case for PLNs: Teaching is... Art Craft Practice Profession
    11. 11. The case for PLNs $ PD Diversity Pool PLN
    12. 12. Teaching: Closed-door practice
    13. 13. Traditional approach to PLN
    14. 14. Opening the door...
    15. 15. A new approach to PLNs
    16. 16. No borders approach to PLNs
    17. 17. Construct your PLN
    18. 18. It's not all burgers and fries...
    19. 19. PLN/CoP
    20. 20. Welcome to my PLN
    21. 21. The Kinkaid School <ul><li>       </li></ul>
    22. 22. Before disruption... <ul><li>Teachers not talking to one other much about pedagogy </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation not necessarily known about </li></ul><ul><li>or celebrated </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Each classroom and dept.  </li></ul><ul><li>isolated from others </li></ul>Simon Varwell, &quot;The Faculty Room&quot;
    23. 23. Disrupting the discourse:  Inside-out  <ul><li>   </li></ul>Empowering in-house experts   Teacher leaders  
    24. 24.   Starting a PLN... Teacher leaders connect with teacher leaders from other schools...
    25. 25. Disrupting the discourse:  In-house PD <ul><li>Designed & implemented by faculty </li></ul>
    26. 26. Changing the conversation...  <ul><li>Collaboration among divisions </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers really learn </li></ul><ul><li>and own tools </li></ul><ul><li>(Skype, Ning, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Learning via  </li></ul><ul><li>the right tool for the right situation </li></ul>
    27. 27. The change feeds more change...  <ul><li>Teachers invite outside experts into their classrooms </li></ul>
    28. 28. The discourse expands... Cross-discipline and cross-divisional conversation leads to deeper discussion about pedagogy
    29. 29. Modeling a PLN <ul><li>-- Vanessa Zamudio, Upper School Spanish teacher </li></ul>nimanh &quot;I used to see my classroom as four walls. Now I see my classroom as a window.&quot;
    30. 30. Chinquapin Preparatory School
    31. 31.   Before disruption... <ul><li>A different kind of school   How to bring  the shift to  a faculty with little  experience  anywhere else? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    32. 32. Disrupting the discourse:  Outside-in <ul><li>Chinquapin Urban Teaching Fellows  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Listening and learning from each other (Ning) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    33. 33. Grafting a different kind of conversation... <ul><li>Learning from  the best teachers   Outside voices   Blogging, Twitter     The #Edchat model   Exploring new Nings </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    34. 34. Unexpected pushback ... I'm lurking in my girlfriend's network... I'm still mastering the basics... I find Twitter frustrating. .. I already have a network that works for me...
    35. 35. Learning curves... <ul><li>Learning how  </li></ul><ul><li>to be transparent </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Finding the  </li></ul><ul><li>right tool </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Patience  </li></ul><ul><li>and persistence </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    36. 36. The learning spreads... <ul><li>Open reflection and sharing of resources </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Asking the right questions about best practices </li></ul>
    37. 37.   PLN out of the closet.... <ul><li>-- Amulya Iyer, </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Online Education Resources/Conversations&quot; </li></ul>&quot;One thing I learned early on in my year at Chinquapin is that teaching is too difficult an endeavor to take on in isolation. For all teachers, but especially first year teachers, relying on colleagues in your school and outside of your school is imperative.&quot;
    38. 38. The Online Workshops <ul><li>Topics: Blogs, Reflection, Microblogs, Information Management, Big Ideas, Tips for seeding PLN </li></ul><ul><li>Dates: March 3rd and March 10th (8-9 eastern standard time) </li></ul>
    39. 39. Reminders/Questions   <ul><li>http://tinyurl.com/naisac11dd </li></ul>