Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto

Of Icebergs

and Whales
Flickr: Natalie Lucier
I first got online for professional development in 2009
Imagine teaching
in a place where
the answer to
“Can you fly?” is
“Yes, I can!”
obstacles and challenges

(icebergs)
guides and mentors

(whales)
What happens when teachers
connect online?
We’re not alone
Flickr: loufi
We meet online friends
We discover the power of connection
Flickr: MTSOfan
We try new things

Flickr: Robbie G1
We teach in new ways
We want to
share with
others
You

Teachers
who aren’t
doing
professional
development
online
Why are so many
teachers still below
the water line?
Awareness
Confidence
Access
Language

Lack of awareness
Fear
Lack of access
Language limitations
Why aren’t teachers aware?

What are teachers afraid of?
Why don’t teachers have access?
Why is language ability important...
Where are the whales?

Image: Wwelles14
Great places to start
What can
you do to
help?

Flickr: Paul J Everett
http://itdi.pro

I am iTDi.
The idea

Safe, private, nurturing community
Accessible for low bandwidth

Affordable
Simple English
Private
Small groups
Collaborative
Recorded
Affordable
Certified
Teachers work
online with Mentors
and other teachers
from around the
world
Sharing

is the magic ingredient
Every
teacher
deserves a
chance to
improve
Every teacher deserves an equal chance to improve
Be a whale

Flickr: Stan Hieronymus
Navigation
Balance
Communication

Nurturing
Community
Awareness
Flickr: Stan Hieronymus
Pay it forward
Invite
Mentor
Encourage
Connect
We’re better when we work together
(search for)

Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto
(join)

http://itdi.pro
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  • 136-237 (beginning primary to experienced upper secondary) OECD
  • Of icebergs and whales (ylt sig)

    1. 1. Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto Of Icebergs and Whales Flickr: Natalie Lucier
    2. 2. I first got online for professional development in 2009
    3. 3. Imagine teaching in a place where the answer to “Can you fly?” is “Yes, I can!”
    4. 4. obstacles and challenges (icebergs)
    5. 5. guides and mentors (whales)
    6. 6. What happens when teachers connect online?
    7. 7. We’re not alone Flickr: loufi
    8. 8. We meet online friends
    9. 9. We discover the power of connection Flickr: MTSOfan
    10. 10. We try new things Flickr: Robbie G1
    11. 11. We teach in new ways
    12. 12. We want to share with others
    13. 13. You Teachers who aren’t doing professional development online
    14. 14. Why are so many teachers still below the water line?
    15. 15. Awareness Confidence Access Language Lack of awareness Fear Lack of access Language limitations
    16. 16. Why aren’t teachers aware? What are teachers afraid of? Why don’t teachers have access? Why is language ability important? Flickr: doctorius
    17. 17. Where are the whales? Image: Wwelles14
    18. 18. Great places to start
    19. 19. What can you do to help? Flickr: Paul J Everett
    20. 20. http://itdi.pro I am iTDi.
    21. 21. The idea Safe, private, nurturing community Accessible for low bandwidth Affordable Simple English
    22. 22. Private Small groups Collaborative Recorded Affordable Certified
    23. 23. Teachers work online with Mentors and other teachers from around the world
    24. 24. Sharing is the magic ingredient
    25. 25. Every teacher deserves a chance to improve
    26. 26. Every teacher deserves an equal chance to improve
    27. 27. Be a whale Flickr: Stan Hieronymus
    28. 28. Navigation Balance Communication Nurturing Community Awareness Flickr: Stan Hieronymus
    29. 29. Pay it forward Invite Mentor Encourage Connect
    30. 30. We’re better when we work together (search for) Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto (join) http://itdi.pro

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