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Advancements in Internet based technologies, especially online conferencing tools, create a unique niche for teachers to receive ongoing, on-demand learning for their profession. This workshop will introduce you to several web-conferencing tools from the formal (Adobe Connect Pro, Elluminate) to the free (Skype, WizIQ). Review several resources where professional organizations (OTAN, CALPRO, CASAS), district educational offices, community colleges and publishers offer teachers professional development opportunities from the comfort of your home. In addition, learn what kind of equipment you need to successfully participate in these online webinars.

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  • Online Professional Development: Resources, Requirements & ResultsAdvancements in Internet based technologies, especially online conferencing tools, create a unique niche for teachers to receive ongoing, on-demand learning for their profession. This workshop will introduce you to several web-conferencing tools from the formal (Adobe Connect Pro, Elluminate) to the free (Skype, WizIQ). Review several resources where professional organizations (OTAN, CALPRO, CASAS), district educational offices, community colleges and publishers offer teachers professional development opportunities from the comfort of your home. In addition, learn what kind of equipment you need to successfully participate in these online webinars.
  • Has anyone had any experiences with online learning, webinars, taking classes etc? What were the frustrations? Positive aspects?
  • California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project
  • http://www.calpro-online.org/News.asp#SynOnTr
  • How can we support independent learning?Created a couple types of orientation to Moodle and to the course structure Participants may use individual blog as a learning journal; can also print out handoutsJump to next section – easy to move around and not endless scrolling How can we build flexibility into the instructional design?Made it modular – available in small bites – a lunch hour Created a mix of media: text, audio, video (flash animation)
  • What is the role of the facilitator?How is content organized?How do we accommodate different learning preferences? How can we promote learner persistence among online participants?
  • Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems
  • Vendor neutral reviews: http://www.webconferencing-test.com/en/webconference_home.htmlGoToMeeting.comNetviewerhttp://www.netviewer.com/en/WebExhttp://www.webex.comDigitalMeetinghttp://digitalmeeting.co.ukMicrosoft Office Live Meetinghttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/livemeeting/FX101729061033.aspxBeamYourScreenhttp://www.beamyourscreen.com/EN/welcome.aspxElluminatehttp://www.elluminate.com/
  • A sample of sites that provide online professional development resources in the form of webinars, self-paced online courses, videos, podcasts, archived (recorded) webinars and more.
  • Online pd web conferencing

    1. 1. Penny Pearson, OTAN<br />ppearson@otan.us<br />Online Professional DevelopmentResources, Requirements & Results<br />
    2. 2. Resources, Requirements & Results<br />PD through statewide leadership projects<br />PD through social networks<br />PD through publishers and other special interests<br />PD through local education offices, community colleges and more…<br />
    3. 3. Why 24/7 Professional Dev?<br />In this climate of low/no budget for PD<br />No travel time or cost<br />Anyone can access any time from anywhere<br />Easier to get information to a dispersed and fragmented staff<br />
    4. 4. Why 24/7 Professional Dev?<br />More and more education is going online<br />Online learning is a required skill<br />We have a new digital social environment<br />Social networking<br />Mobile phones<br />User-created content<br />Virtual worlds<br />
    5. 5. What are the challenges?<br />We need to offer timely, engaging, interactive PD opportunities<br />Instructors and staff are getting used to online learning and interaction<br />Matching offerings to needs without the interactions we are used to<br />
    6. 6. What are your concerns?<br />
    7. 7. California Leadership Projects<br />Funded by WIA Title II to provide services and support to adult education programs for improving programs and student learning outcomes.<br />CALPRO: Professional Development<br />CASAS: Assessment, Accountability, and Evaluation<br />OTAN: Technology and Distance Learning<br />
    8. 8. What are the Delivery Models?<br />Webinars, online workshops, virtual meetings <br />Self-directed online courses<br />Facilitated Online Courses<br />Electronic Professional Learning Communities (e-PLCs)<br />
    9. 9. OTAN<br />
    10. 10. Online Workshops<br />Online workshops<br />37 topics<br />Offered several times each year<br />Some are recorded and posted<br />www.CAAdultEdTraining.org<br />
    11. 11. Administrators Forum, DL Forum<br />Administrators Forum, <br /> Distance Learning Forum<br />Live online sessions<br />Recorded and posted for<br /> later viewing<br />Handouts, links, support <br /> materials available<br />www.otan.us/AdminForum/<br />www.otan.us/DistanceLearning/forum/<br />
    12. 12. Course Hosting with Moodle<br /><ul><li>Moodle site for any instructor
    13. 13. Orientation and training
    14. 14. Networking
    15. 15. Tech support
    16. 16. Sharable courses</li></ul> coming soon<br />
    17. 17. CALPRO<br />
    18. 18. CALPRO Self-Paced Courses<br />Orientation for New ABE Teachers <br />Orientation for New ESL Teachers <br />Learner Goal Setting<br />http://www.calpro-online.org/onlinecourseschedule.asp<br />
    19. 19. Sample Course<br />Learner Goal Setting in Adult Education Programshttp://moodle.calpro-online.org <br />Course launched 12/1/09<br />In first week since announced (12/8-15), 50 adult educators have registered for the course<br />
    20. 20. CALPRO Facilitated Courses<br />15 classes offered on eight different topics <br />Content experts facilitate discussions over four weeks <br />Asynchronous format allows flexibility in accessing course content and interacting with colleagues<br />
    21. 21. CALPRO Facilitated Courses<br />Topics include<br />Effective Lesson Planning<br />Enhancing Learner Persistence<br />Managing the Multilevel ESL Class<br />Optimizing Instructional Planning: Management, Monitoring, Reflection<br />Using Questioning Strategies to Improve Instruction<br />
    22. 22. Sample Online Course – Spring ‘10<br />Using Questioning Strategies to Improve Instruction (Jayme Adelson-Goldstein) <br />Optimizing ESL Instructional Planning: Management, Monitoring and Reflection (Janice Spitzer)http://moodle.calpro-online.org <br />Seven other course titles available;<br />15 classes offered in 2009-2010<br />
    23. 23. CALPRO Facilitated Course<br />
    24. 24. CASAS<br />
    25. 25. CASAS Professional Development: Spring 2010<br />Workshops via Web Conferencing<br />Self-paced courses via Moodle<br />Professional Development <br />
    26. 26. Web Conferencing<br />Over 60 Web-based topics now available<br />CASAS Resources <br />CASAS Implementation including e-Test <br />California Accountability, <br />EL Civics<br />TOPSpro<br />New titles with more detailed descriptions of technical concepts<br />
    27. 27. Registering for CASAS Webinars<br />
    28. 28. CASAS Self-Paced Courses 7/24<br />Available starting February 2010:<br /><ul><li>CASAS Initial Implementation Training
    29. 29. CASAS Beyond Implementation Training
    30. 30. CASAS Appraisal Testing
    31. 31. CASAS eTests Basics *New*
    32. 32. Using Assessment for Classroom</li></ul> Lesson Planning *New*<br />
    33. 33. CASAS Self-Paced Course<br />
    34. 34. Web Conferencing ToolsFormal to the Free<br />
    35. 35.
    36. 36. What you need<br />
    37. 37. A little hardware… <br />
    38. 38. A fast Internet connection…<br />
    39. 39. Time…<br />
    40. 40. Tips, suggestions<br />
    41. 41. To make things easier..<br />Make the commitment first, carve out the time and let nothing interfer.<br />When registering, make reminder notes to yourself. Alarms are better!<br />Note who or where you can get support (phone numbers, email)<br />Always test your system<br />And do so well before your webinar<br />
    42. 42. Webinars &Online Meetings<br />
    43. 43. More?<br />
    44. 44. Other Resources<br />
    45. 45. Prof. Dev through local education offices, publishers, libraries and more…<br />
    46. 46. Prof. Dev through social networks<br />
    47. 47. Final Thoughts<br /><ul><li>You can learn 24/7/365 on any topic of your choice.
    48. 48. It is likely the hardest part will be deciding what you want to learn.
    49. 49. Minimal technology requirements.
    50. 50. Start developing your own personal learning network using a variety of resources.
    51. 51. It is OK to start slow
    52. 52. Go ahead, it is a wonderful experience and connects you with your peers. </li>

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