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Bargain Basement: Professional Development

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Free online professional development resources for teachers, including training in gifted education and resources to use for differentiation with your gifted students | Hoagies' Gifted Education Page | Carolyn K. and Kathi Kearney

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Bargain Basement: Professional Development

  1. 1. The Bargain Basement: Professional Development Kathi Kearney Carolyn Kottmeyer
  2. 2. <ul><li>Using Online Resources for Professional Development </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why online courses? <ul><li>Available any time, anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Ready-made curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Often available free! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Administrative Issues <ul><li>Supervision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interaction with others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom, library, home? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Grading & Credit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School Needs Formal Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post-graduate College Credit? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. How do I choose? <ul><li>Thoroughly review any course you are considering </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be a slave to the curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum is a tool, not an end in itself </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Review… <ul><li>Review ALL the course materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Review each lesson and activity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make sure course meets the student’s needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning style </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Select a course… <ul><li>Course materials completely free </li></ul><ul><li>Course must be substantial </li></ul>
  8. 8. How to use Online Curriculum <ul><li>Make sure someone in the school can be available to support the child </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Keep child motivated </li></ul><ul><li>Keep records, if the curriculum doesn’t include record keeping </li></ul>
  9. 9. Do a trial run… <ul><li>Some students respond better than others to online learning </li></ul><ul><li>Run a few lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Consider professionals and their administrators reactions to… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>online learning in general </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the particular curriculum </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Keep records <ul><li>Use a planner or logbook </li></ul><ul><li>Track daily & course progress </li></ul>
  11. 11. Engage in discussion <ul><li>Set aside discussion time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online education can be a little lonely </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discussion can be with… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Development group </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Just in case… <ul><li>If you are dependent on an online course for complete instruction… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Print out some or all instructional materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Download the course website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WebWhacker** </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Websites occasionally change to fee-based or disappear </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Free Online </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Courses! </li></ul>
  14. 14. GERRIC Gifted Education Professional Development Package <ul><li>Comprehensive 6-unit package </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding Giftedness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identification of Gifted Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social and Emotional Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Underachievement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum Differentiation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing Programmes and Provisions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.dest.gov.au/sectors/school_education/publications_resources/profiles/gifted_education_professional_development_package.htm </li></ul>
  15. 15. Comprehensive Professional Development <ul><li>Each module includes… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Core, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extension and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialisation modules </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In every age level… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Early Childhood, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secondary age levels </li></ul></ul>
  16. 20. <ul><li>GERRIC Gifted Education Professional Development Package </li></ul>
  17. 21. Annenberg Media Professional Development Resources <ul><li>Course Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hundreds of courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade levels K – college </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free video on demand (VoD) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All courses also available on DVD </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.learner.org/ </li></ul>
  18. 35. <ul><li>Annenberg Media Professional Development Resources </li></ul>
  19. 36. Ohio Javits Grant modules I-GET-GTEd <ul><li>Modules for… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guidance Counselors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School Psychologists </li></ul></ul>
  20. 41. <ul><li> Ohio Javits Grant modules </li></ul><ul><li>I-GET-GTEd </li></ul>
  21. 42. National Center for Learning Disabilities <ul><li>NCLD Talks </li></ul><ul><li>New and Archived Talks </li></ul><ul><li>http://ncldtalks.org </li></ul>
  22. 46. <ul><li>National Center for Learning Disabilities NCLD Talks </li></ul>
  23. 47. &quot;My Brilliant Brain&quot; <ul><li>Documentary on the Brain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Part 1 – Born Genius </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part 2 – Make Me a Genius </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part 3 – Accidental Genius </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive – 47 minutes each </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>topdocumentaryfilms.com /my-brilliant-brain-make-me-genius </li></ul>
  24. 50. Top Documentary Films <ul><li>Other titles… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The Truth According To Wikipedia” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Supersize Me” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Exploring Einstein: Life of a Genius” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The Mystery of Picasso” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and hundreds more… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>topdocumentaryfilms.com </li></ul></ul>
  25. 52. <ul><li> Top Documentary Films </li></ul>
  26. 53. NYC Gifted and Talented Curriculum <ul><li>K-6 GT Units </li></ul><ul><li>schools.nyc.gov/Academics/GiftedandTalented/EducatorResources </li></ul>
  27. 57. <ul><li>NYC Gifted and Talented Curriculum </li></ul>
  28. 58. TED Talks <ul><li>TED = Technology, Entertainment, Design ++ </li></ul><ul><li>“Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ted.com </li></ul></ul>
  29. 60. <ul><li>TED Talks </li></ul>
  30. 61. Webinars <ul><li>University of California Irvine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free GATE webinar series (February) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>unex.uci.edu /certificates/education/gate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NAGC Webinars on Wednesday </li></ul><ul><ul><li>nagc.org/wow.aspx </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SENGinars </li></ul><ul><ul><li>sengifted.org/webinar_program.shtml </li></ul></ul>
  31. 65. NAGC Live Learning Center <ul><li>NAGC Convention & Exhibition Sessions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials and Audio recordings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free for Convention attendees </li></ul></ul>
  32. 66. <ul><li> Webinars… </li></ul><ul><li>Free or inexpensive </li></ul><ul><li>Always local </li></ul>
  33. 67. Books <ul><li>The Cluster Grouping Handbook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Winebrenner & Brulles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advancing Differentiation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Richard Cash </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And others… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free Spirit Publishing </li></ul></ul>
  34. 69. <ul><li> Books </li></ul>
  35. 70. TV Shows! <ul><li>Doogie Howser, M. D. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>hulu.com/doogie-howser-md </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Head of the Class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>tv.com/head-of-the-class/show/1346/episode.html </li></ul></ul>
  36. 73. <ul><li> TV Shows </li></ul>
  37. 74. Online Bargain Basement <ul><li>Internet is full of free professional development resources </li></ul><ul><li>Check out the deals in the Online Bargain Basement! </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
  38. 75. The Online Bargain Basement Thanks for coming down!

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