Professional Development: Making Waves throughOnline Circles of Learning                                        Carla Aren...
WE must learn how to make WAVES
A PERIOD OF   TECTONIC SHIFT “Our strong TALENTS and DESIRES for group efforthave been filtered through relatively rigid i...
A PERIOD OF   TECTONIC SHIFT    “Most of the barriers to GROUP ACTION havecollapsed, and without those barriers, we are fr...
Group Action   Talents
WE are not INSTITUTIONALLY-BOUND
The power of the collectivity
Technology as a Game Changer
CONNECTING, making WAVES
Passion    Digital           ToolsLearning   Networkin           g
Power Up with SOCIAL MEDIA
making WAVES in TWITTER
## #            #eltchat                           # #####                        ##### #                       # #       ...
making WAVES in FACEBOOK GROUPS
making WAVES in TESOL EVO               HTTP://EVOSESSIONS.PBWORKS.COM
making WAVES through CURATION
making WAVES all over!
making WAVES with a Community of           Practice
The easiest thing is to                        REACTThe second easiest thing is to                   RESPOND       The har...
YOU!
SWARMING
DIGITAL SWARMING
ALL LEARNINGBEGINS WHEN OUR  COMFORTABLE IDEAS START TO     BECOME   INADEQUATE     JOHN DEWEY
CreditsBackground - http://www.flickr.com/photos/amattox/3207212988Slide 5 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/langwitches/4353...
Tesol12 Making Waves Through Online Circles of Learning
Tesol12 Making Waves Through Online Circles of Learning
Tesol12 Making Waves Through Online Circles of Learning
Tesol12 Making Waves Through Online Circles of Learning
Tesol12 Making Waves Through Online Circles of Learning
Tesol12 Making Waves Through Online Circles of Learning
Tesol12 Making Waves Through Online Circles of Learning
Tesol12 Making Waves Through Online Circles of Learning
Tesol12 Making Waves Through Online Circles of Learning
Tesol12 Making Waves Through Online Circles of Learning
Tesol12 Making Waves Through Online Circles of Learning
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  • Thanks once more Carla - I found this while looking for something on your "Digital Swarming" which so resonates to spreading the online practices to local f2f teaching communities. I should have guessed you'd moved on ;-) Love the waves too :-)
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  • Wow, Graeme. That was fast! Yes! The idea is to talk about this energy of waves that can reverberate throughout a community when we decide to take hold of our own PD. It was nice and the audience was really receptive. See you soon!
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  • Love it, Carla! 'We must teach them to make waves' - Cool!
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  • What do they all have in common?
  • Growth mindset in which work is the core driver of success.
  • With digital media the world has truly become flat.
  • Blend our desires and talents with the need for communal exchange through technology things become to take another dimension
  • Some of us still look for institutional backup for professional development. Is it the only way to go nowadays with all the connectivity we have and digital possibilities? NO. Now, we have the chance to develop our own PLEs and PLNs - Personal Learning Environments and Personal Learning Networks through digital media that has given us inifinite possibilities of connections. You can extend your own education through a self-structured and self-organized learning environment.
  • You, we are capable of self-assemble. The technological tools we have at our disposal are simply ways of channeling our existing motivation, talents, passions.
  • We need to be ready to deal with and endure some levels of ambiguityOur problem is that we don’t want to live with uncertainty, risk and exposure to criticismIf we want to move on and innovate, we need to be ready to be exposed to judgement and risk of loss
  • Let me tell you a story. We were geographically based in 6 different branches, more than 200 hundred EFL teachers. We only shared over coffee time, in between classes. At that time, as Clay Shirky mentions “Prior to Social media era, the alternative to institutional action was usually no action”
  • If you have an Internet connection, the communal-creative world has been flattened and woven together in ways that weren’t possible even three years ago.
  • ability not only to endure but to invite, amplify, and exalt uncertainty, then reframe it as fuel is paramount to your ability to succeed as a creator.Insight –dot connection –disruption Jonathan fields
  • Paper / cell phones
  • How many of you are in FB? How many of you are in FB groups to enhance your professional development? How many of you are in twitter? In twitter and FB do you follow just friends or do you follow like-minded professionals who tweet and post tips for the classroom, interesting resources and educational links? In one way or the other, you are already there, but are you using social media to connect and power up your classroom practice?
  •  Genius always starts with a question, not an answer
  • Hashtags as filters.
  • Uncertainty, fear
  • webheads
  • So there are the rules.
  • So there are the rules.
  • Tesol12 Making Waves Through Online Circles of Learning

    1. 1. Professional Development: Making Waves throughOnline Circles of Learning Carla Arena TESOL 2012 Philadelphia
    2. 2. WE must learn how to make WAVES
    3. 3. A PERIOD OF TECTONIC SHIFT “Our strong TALENTS and DESIRES for group efforthave been filtered through relatively rigid institutional structures because of the complexity of managinggroups. We haven’t had all the groups we’ve wanted, we’ve simply had all the groups we could afford.” Clay Shirky
    4. 4. A PERIOD OF TECTONIC SHIFT “Most of the barriers to GROUP ACTION havecollapsed, and without those barriers, we are free toexplore new ways of gathering together and getting things done.” Clay Shirky
    5. 5. Group Action Talents
    6. 6. WE are not INSTITUTIONALLY-BOUND
    7. 7. The power of the collectivity
    8. 8. Technology as a Game Changer
    9. 9. CONNECTING, making WAVES
    10. 10. Passion Digital ToolsLearning Networkin g
    11. 11. Power Up with SOCIAL MEDIA
    12. 12. making WAVES in TWITTER
    13. 13. ## # #eltchat # ##### ##### # # # #### ## #making WAVES with TWITTER hashtags
    14. 14. making WAVES in FACEBOOK GROUPS
    15. 15. making WAVES in TESOL EVO HTTP://EVOSESSIONS.PBWORKS.COM
    16. 16. making WAVES through CURATION
    17. 17. making WAVES all over!
    18. 18. making WAVES with a Community of Practice
    19. 19. The easiest thing is to REACTThe second easiest thing is to RESPOND The hardest thing is to INITIATE Seth Godin - Tribes
    20. 20. YOU!
    21. 21. SWARMING
    22. 22. DIGITAL SWARMING
    23. 23. ALL LEARNINGBEGINS WHEN OUR COMFORTABLE IDEAS START TO BECOME INADEQUATE JOHN DEWEY
    24. 24. CreditsBackground - http://www.flickr.com/photos/amattox/3207212988Slide 5 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/langwitches/4353817768/Slide 9 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/marynbtol/5326460237Slide 11 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/timothygreigdotcom/4975771901Slide 12 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/protographer23/6792579564Slide 13 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/langwitches/4353817768/Slide 17 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/elenahneshcuetphotography/4771913912Slide 19 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/webwizzard/3931165612 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/soomaa/6626864445 / http://www.flickr.com/photos/cricristina/5854034794/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/togasaki/2884621020/Slide 33 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/midsummernightsdream/Slide 40 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaibara/4632384645

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