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Open learning - NCTE 2012

  1. 1. OPEN LEARNING Empowering Teachers Through Professional Development
  2. 2. Introductions• Karen Fasimpaur K12 Open Ed• Harry Brake American School Foundation, Mexico City• Christina Cantrill and Paul Oh National Writing Project• Paul Allison Brooklyn Academy Senior High
  3. 3. Agenda• A few words from each of our panelists• Questions for reflection, writing, and discussion throughout www.tinyurl.com/openncte
  4. 4. Questions to consider• What are your best and worst personal learning experiences (in and/or out of formal education)?• How can we involve more educators in self-directed professional learning?• How do you go about setting your own personal learning goals? • How can peer collaboration be harnessed for learning? • What is the role of learning communities on our professional learning?
  5. 5. • How has social media affected your personal learning?• What are some ways we can involve educators who arent "connected" in online PLNs? What are some of the best resources or ways to get started for “newbies”? • What should the future of professional learning look like, and how can we make this a reality?
  6. 6. P2PU School of Ed• www.p2pu.org/school-of-ed• Free and open peer learning for educators around the world• All P2PU-produced content is available for free use, distribution, and remix under the Creative Commons BY SA license
  7. 7. Why peer learning?• Learning is social• Everyone is a teacher and a learner• Richer and more authentic• Modeling for classroom• Deeper learning opportunities
  8. 8. Some Examples
  9. 9. Professional Development from NCTEPathways for 21st Century Literacies http://www.ncte.org/pathways/21stcentury
  10. 10. Learning Design Organized around modules suited for K-12 learning communities from across all content areas• What Are 21st Century Literacies? Learning Strands: • Social Nature of Literacy • Critical Literacy • How Do I Integrate 21st Century • Media Literacy Literacies? • The Arts in Education Learning Strands: • Multimodalities • Elementary School • Middle School• Why Should I Teach 21st Century • High School Literacies? Learning Strands: • Motivation and Engagement • Social Action • Global Perspectives
  11. 11. Premium AccessWe continually add the latest publications and resources on 21st century literacies. You will have 24/7 access to resources such as: Classroom Videos Professional Readings Podcasts from experts in field On demand web seminar events Sample lesson plans and classroom activities Toolbox of Technical “How-To” Videos
  12. 12. Learning DesignIn each Pathways strand you’ll find a learningdesign that helps you connect with what youalready know, build new knowledge from amultitude of resources, and apply new learning inyour own classroom. • Overview: Introduce key ideas • Initial Thoughts: Connect with what you already know • Explore Resources: Engage with readings, podcasts, on-demand web seminars, etc. • Next Steps-Now What: Reflect on new learning and begin to make connections from the resources to your own practice. • In the Classroom: Apply new learning in your classroom with support from classroom videos, sample lesson plans, and planning/teaching ideas • Celebrate: Pull together everything you learned and tried in the strand.
  13. 13. Opportunities for Collaboration and Reflection Contribute to conversations in discussion forums. Document thoughts and reflections with your my Notes tool. Document your work with the Pathways Strand Checklist. Document reflections and new learning with the Pathways Learning Log.
  14. 14. More InformationWhere Do I Go To Learn More? Visit http://www.ncte.org/pathways/21stcentury or email your inquiries to pathways@ncte.org.
  15. 15. National Writing Project
  16. 16. National Writing ProjectThe National Writing Project believes that access tohigh-quality educational experiences is a basic right ofall learners and a cornerstone of equity. We work inpartnership with institutions, organizations, andcommunities to develop and sustain leadership foreducational improvement.
  17. 17. Digital Is
  18. 18. Digital Is“As an emerging knowledge-base created and curatedby its community of members, Digital Is gathersresources, collections, reflections, inquiries, andstories about what it means to teach writing in ourdigital, interconnected world.”
  19. 19. Digital Is
  20. 20. Contribute to the Conversation! http://digitalis.nwp.org
  21. 21. Teachers Teaching Teachers: Perhaps we need a new title• 323 episodes since 2007• Every Wednesday, 9PM ET/6PM PT• Anybody and everybody is invited and can join anytime• We love when students join us and THEY help us all learn more• Three examples: Charlie Kouns’ Listening Sessions, Sculptor Ed Martinez, and 17-year-old author, Nikhil Goyal
  22. 22. David Loitz (along with Charlie Kouns, pictured) introduces Jay, a high school student from Cleveland who has worked with them in listening sessions they conduct with students to change education. 6.13.12
  23. 23. Jay, high school student from Cleveland, says, “Think like you’re a kid. Act like you’re an adult.” 6.13.12
  24. 24. Nikhil Goyal, 17-year-old student says that we should treat students like they are adults… professionals. 6.13.12
  25. 25. Nikhil argues that a “shift” will come when we start treating students as “the scientists, the artists, the professors.” 6.13.12
  26. 26. McKenzie Amara (who has worked with Charlie and David in listening circles) is a first-year student at NYU. She says that children are evolutionarily more advanced… emotionally, physically, intellectually, spiritually… 6.12.13
  27. 27. Sculptor, Ed Martinez explains how students could have real input into what is “essentially my artistic project…” 9.19.12
  28. 28. Eighth-grader, Kelsey (sitting with her father) questions the writing she does in school.
  29. 29. Sculptor, Ed Martinez wants to give students “enough material that lights them up… that they are motivated to communicate and motivated to write.” 9.17.12
  30. 30. Sculptor, Ed Martinez: They can’t fail… We’ve set them up for success. 9.19.12
  31. 31. Kelsey reminds us that, “failure, when it’s an option, it makes it more interesting.” 9.17.12
  32. 32. Michelle and Evelyn (Seniors) ask Nikhil Goyal: Why do you think the government is telling teachers to teach what they teach… 9.12.12
  33. 33. Nikhil answers Evelyn: It’s all this kind of medicine from the corporation kind of model… 9.12.12
  34. 34. Monika Hardy asks Mikhil Goyal (17 year-old author of One Size Does Not Fit All):How can teachers hear students’ voices better? 9.12.12
  35. 35. Nikhil Goyal (17): Start by having listening sessions… 9.12.12
  36. 36. Nikhil Goyal (17): Drop whatever you are doing in the curriculum tomorrow… 9.12.12
  37. 37. Nikhil Goyal (17): Participate in more of these kinds of webinars and twitter chats. 9.12.12
  38. 38. TeachersTeachingTeachers.org A weekly webcast broadcast over the EdTechTalk.com channel of the WorldBridges.net networkThanks to Jeff Lebow and Dave Cormier and the National Writing Project.Join us any Wednesday 9PM ET/6PM PT at http://edtechtalk.com/ttt
  39. 39. Questions to consider• How can we involve more educators in self-directed professional learning?• How do you go about setting your own personal learning goals?• How can peer collaboration be harnessed for learning? • What is the role of learning communities on our professional learning?
  40. 40. • How has social media affected your personal learning?• What are some ways we can involve educators who arent "connected" in online PLNs? What are some of the best resources or ways to get started for “newbies”? • What should the future of professional learning look like, and how can we make this a reality?
  41. 41. THANK YOU!

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