Anywhere Anytime Learning (FETC)

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These are the slides from a session on finding the best, online, free professional development opportunities. The session was presented at FETC in January of 2014.

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Anywhere Anytime Learning (FETC)

  1. 1. Anywhere, Anytime Learning Chad Lehman DEN Community Manager chad_lehman@discovery.com @imcguy
  2. 2. When you think of YOUR PD experiences, what words come to mind?
  3. 3. Professional Development is changing.
  4. 4. What matters in Teacher Professional Development?
  5. 5. Choice
  6. 6. Support
  7. 7. K12 Online Conference The K-12 Online Conference invites participation from educators around the world interested in innovative ways Web 2.0 tools and technologies can be used to improve learning. ! This FREE conference is run by 
 volunteers and open to everyone.
  8. 8. is an opportunity to gather with other members of the community in real-time events, complete with audio, chat, desktop sharing, and sometimes even video. Classroom 2.0 LIVE Classroom 2.0 LIVE on iTunes
  9. 9. This worldwide education conference takes place in November. The conference is free to attend from the comfort of your home or anywhere you have Internet access! ! View the archives!
  10. 10. iTunes U Click. Sync. Learn. • Michigan's MI Learning ! • Virginia Department of Ed. ! • Arizona's IDEAL eLearning Platform
  11. 11. in Education Great Professional Development Opportunities ! Free intro courses for teachers
  12. 12. ! • Virtual Conferences *Spring VirtCon (VirtConLive.com) - April 26 *Fall VirtCon 2013 Archives ! • Discovery Education Webinar Archives ! • FREE Teacher Resources
  13. 13. youtube.com/discoveryeducation
  14. 14. Coffee Time - with Tim Childers
  15. 15. Florida - FETC ! Texas - TCEA ! Michigan - MACUL ! Pennsylvania - PETE & C ! North Carolina - NCTIES ! ISTE “Attend” educational technology conferences without all of the travel expenses. ! Follow the conference #hashtag to learn along with attendees.
  16. 16. Twitter Chats - Join other educators to discuss various topics on Twitter. No need for an account unless you want to add your thoughts. #edchat - Tuesdays at Noon & 7:00 pm ET ! #denchat - Thursdays at 8:00 pm ET ! #satchat - Saturdays at 7:30 am & 10:30 am ET ! and more…
  17. 17. TED.com ! TED Talks Demystified for Teachers
  18. 18. ed.ted.com ! TED-Ed’s YouTube Channel
  19. 19. Blogs for Learning - FreeTech4Teachers.com 
 by Richard Byrne
  20. 20. Blogs for Learning ! Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day
  21. 21. Education World Find information on a variety of topics including: ! •School Improvement •School Climate •New Teacher Advice ! Sign up for their Professional Development newsletter
  22. 22. Image Credits • http://www.flickr.com/photos/nonemoreradical/5375006196/sizes/z/in/photostream/ • http://www.flickr.com/photos/rdhout/4427251342/ • http://twitpic.com/40k8ek • http://www.flickr.com/photos/scubachris/4746875646/sizes/z/in/pool-1324634@N24/ • http://www.flickr.com/photos/ben_grey/4745061770/sizes/z/in/set-72157624234403157/ • http://www.flickr.com/photos/kbeil/4777892815/sizes/z/ • http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmantz7/3751550924/in/set-72157621802007208/ • http://www.flickr.com/photos/hint-of-plum/3520373166/sizes/l/

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