Community Pratice Evora 2006


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Community Pratice Evora 2006

  1. 1. <ul><li>Becoming a Tech Teacher Through an Online Community of Practice </li></ul>Cristina Costa & Ramona Dietrich APPI Seminar – “All Together Now!” Évora, 2 1 October 2006
  2. 2. Communities of Practice Group of People Interests / Common Goals Interaction / Communication Share Ideas and Experiences Build Knowledge Ongoing Professional Development
  3. 3. Communities of Practice (CoP) <ul><li>CoP: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organized around concrete objectives; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motivated by professional/personal interests; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aim at the improvement and/or acquisition of new competencies through shared practice; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Construct new paradigms in explored area; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stimulate new practices. </li></ul></ul>Collaborative Learning
  4. 4. Communities of Practice Use ICT to teach/learn about ICT
  5. 5. Webheads in Action <ul><li>Online Community of Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Primarily for efl teachers </li></ul><ul><li>ICT for language learning </li></ul><ul><li>Global presence </li></ul><ul><li>Offer a 6 week online workshop every January </li></ul>
  6. 6. Webheads in Action <ul><li>Goal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop knowledge to enable the efficient use of ICT in learning environments. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learning process/path </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Progressive; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extended in time; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflection of joint enterprise (online); </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exchange of experiences and knowledge about the best ways to introduce ICT in EFL/ESL teaching/learning. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Webheads in Action <ul><li>Results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build new knowledge and practices; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate in ICT projects; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop projects collaboratively; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply what we learn in our professional context; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share results; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report practices; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect with a coherent group. </li></ul></ul>Webheads in Action
  8. 8. Examples Blogs Wikis Podcasts
  9. 9. Challenge Join this Community of Practice – The Webheads in Action
  10. 10. You too can … <ul><li>Attend a free online 6-week hands-on course (Jan – Feb); </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to collaborate online (through emailing lists); </li></ul><ul><li>Explore synchronous and asynchronous communication tools; </li></ul><ul><li>Create blogs, webpages, podcasts and wikis; </li></ul><ul><li>Experiment with virtual classrooms and voice mail; </li></ul><ul><li>Develop class materials for online use; </li></ul><ul><li>Build relationships with teachers from all over the world. </li></ul>
  11. 11. To become a Webhead… <ul><li>Join the group at </li></ul>
  12. 12. For more info… <ul><li>Cristina Costa </li></ul><ul><li>Email : [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Site : </li></ul><ul><li>Ramona Dietrich </li></ul><ul><li>Email : [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Site : </li></ul>APPI Seminar, Évora, October, 2006
  13. 13. Join Now!