Curriculum Improvement Conference Workshop

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Learn more about how educators are using social networking to communicate and collaborate. Get an overview of the latest research and learn about ways educators are using edWeb.net for professional development.

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  • Presentation for EdNet, September 2009
  • Presentation for EdNet, September 2009
  • Presentation for EdNet, September 2009
  • Presentation for EdNet, September 2009
  • Presentation for EdNet, September 2009
  • Presentation for EdNet, September 2009
  • Presentation for EdNet, September 2009
  • Presentation for EdNet, September 2009
  • Presentation for EdNet, September 2009
  • Presentation for EdNet, September 2009
  • Presentation for EdNet, September 2009
  • Presentation for EdNet, September 2009
  • Presentation for EdNet, September 2009
  • Presentation for EdNet, September 2009
  • Presentation for EdNet, September 2009
  • Presentation for EdNet, September 2009
  • Presentation for EdNet, September 2009
  • Presentation for EdNet, September 2009
  • Presentation for EdNet, September 2009
  • Curriculum Improvement Conference Workshop

    1. 1. A sponsor of the
    2. 2. To help educators use new collaborative technology to improve teaching, and to experience how these tools can be used to make the learning process more engaging and collaborative. To break down silos in education between classes, schools, states, countries, and all stakeholders at all levels of education. A “social network” for education
    3. 3. <ul><li>Social networking started with teens, </li></ul><ul><li>but now everyone is joining…. </li></ul><ul><li>for fun and for professional networking. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Have you joined a social network?
    5. 5. Are you on Facebook?
    6. 6. How often do we get a crystal ball?
    7. 7. edWeb created in 2008
    8. 8. Research: Who’s joining social networks?
    9. 9. Research Collaboration <ul><li>edWeb.net * MMS Education * IESD * MCH, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>To benchmark attitudes, perceptions and </li></ul><ul><li>utilization of social networking websites </li></ul><ul><li>and content-sharing tools by principals, teachers, </li></ul><ul><li>and school librarians. </li></ul>
    10. 10. 61% of educators surveyed already belong to one or more SN websites
    11. 11. Facebook has highest membership
    12. 12. 76% of Facebook members seldom or never use it Weekly or More Monthly Periodically Seldom/Never
    13. 13. Concerns include privacy, lack of time, email overload and restricted access.
    14. 14. Educators more likely to join a site dedicated to education
    15. 15. Educators who have joined a social network are more positive than those who have not
    16. 16. Educators see value of using social networking
    17. 17. Key Findings <ul><li>Educators need more experience with social networking. </li></ul><ul><li>No commonly used platforms for educators or students. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are far ahead in use of technology outside the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Need successful models and best practices for using these kinds of collaborative technologies on a professional level and with students. </li></ul><ul><li>Need more effective policies on the use of social/collaborative technologies. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Advantages of social networking <ul><li>Asynchronous 24/7 connectivity with personal profiles, threaded discussions, archiving, planning and collaborating tools. </li></ul><ul><li>Extend and stay connected with larger network of colleagues. </li></ul><ul><li>Share resources and best practices. </li></ul><ul><li>Create professional learning communities and communities of practice. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide anytime/anywhere professional development. </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor new teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Gain experience with 21 st century technology. </li></ul>
    19. 19. ©2009 MCH Growth of education networks
    20. 20. edWeb is a free professional social network
    21. 21. edWeb is focused on collaboration
    22. 22. Key Features <ul><li>FREE for educators and educational institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Easy tools: blogs, discussions, calendar, document archive, live chat, polling, wiki, bookmarks… </li></ul><ul><li>“ Walled garden” for added security </li></ul><ul><li>Public, private, or hidden communities </li></ul><ul><li>Create a network of multiple communities </li></ul><ul><li>Control your own announcements/advertising </li></ul><ul><li>Custom URL links </li></ul>
    23. 23. Models and Best Practices
    24. 24. Amy Anders House Principal Atascocita High School Humble, TX I am 49 years old and have been in education 27 years.  I am a school administrator at Atascocita HS as well as the program director for A Career in Teaching-EPP in Humble, Texas.  I love working with students and teachers and helping people reach their goals.  I am thankful to be chosen for this grant and for having EdWeb as a means of teaching and learning for aspiring new educators. edWeb Innovation Grant Winner
    25. 25. A Career in Teaching-EPP We use EdWeb as a means of collaboration so that we are all connected to the learning topic and are able to post discussions, web links, and assignments.  No longer is the learning solely between the teacher and student...the learning is between all of us on our edWeb Community site.  One of the number one attributes companies and organizations want in an individual is that he/she can function in a team/community.  edWeb has given us the modality to build community and capacity with all of our members.  Many of our teachers candidates and our interns (1st year teachers) have expressed their appreciation for having a site like edWeb as a tool for growth and learning.
    26. 26. Kelly Daly Assistant Principal Banning Unified School District Banning, CA This is my fifteenth year in education.  As a teacher, I taught Reading, English/Language Arts, and Computer Literacy (networking, web design, productivity tools, etc.).  During my time as a teacher, I completed my Masters degree in Educational Technology.  I have also been a high school assistant principal and am currently completing my doctoral dissertation on the institutionalization of educational technology in middle schools. edWeb Innovation Grant Winner
    27. 27. <ul><li>Enhancing Education Through Technology Grant </li></ul><ul><li>Our program requires that teachers receive support through Technology Integration Coaches (TIC).   When our coaches began recently, the first thing I introduced them to was EdWeb.  Another aspect of our grant is Professional Learning Communities for our teachers, but I wanted our coaches to participate in an online PLC experience.  The goals for our use of edWeb are: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a communication medium for coaches to share information, ideas, and best practices among each other </li></ul><ul><li>Have a one-stop-shop for resources: web links, documents, calendar. </li></ul><ul><li>Use EdWeb as a practice ground with Web 2.0 tools that they can then share with their mentees and schools.  </li></ul>
    28. 28. <ul><li>Create guided, participatory conversations around the data, the analysis, the prescriptions, and programs that will improve teaching and student learning. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessments/Interventions/RTI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>21st Century Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Literacy/College Readiness (all about writing) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum Design and Instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School Culture and Student Behavior </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School Improvement </li></ul></ul>Ideas for using edWeb
    29. 29. <ul><li>Extend the value of your professional development programs with asynchronous, online/anytime connectivity. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage teachers to create communities of practice to share best practices and lesson plans. </li></ul><ul><li>Create professional learning communities to implement and support a mission and vision. </li></ul><ul><li>Create communities for new teachers where they can be mentored by experienced teachers. </li></ul>Ideas for using edWeb
    30. 30. <ul><li>Provide experience and ideas for using Web 2.0 technology in the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Create communities with colleagues in your field around the country to discuss specific topics like curriculum alignment, assessment for learning… </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with other groups within your district or region for more effective communication and collaboration. </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with colleagues you meet at conferences. </li></ul>Ideas for using edWeb
    31. 31. Join the Curriculum Improvement Conference Community Join at www.edweb.net/cii
    32. 32. www.edweb.net
    33. 33. Join edWeb at www.edweb.net/cii For information or a copy of our research: [email_address] Lisa Schmucki, Founder and CEO 800-575-6015 ext 100 [email_address] Send me a message on edWeb!

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