Personal Professional Development

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Personal Professional Development

  1. 1. Professional Development Personalized http://goo.gl/9YWAT5 @robert_schuetz ICE #ICE14 February 27, 2014 Sapphire Room
  2. 2. WHY? Who is telling your story?
  3. 3. The Big Learning Shifts 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Analog to Digital Tethered to Mobile Isolated to Connected Generic to Personal Consumption to Creation Closed to Open
  4. 4. WHY? Challenges to Traditional PD 1. Unfulfilling experiences 2. Not enough time 3. Forgotten - on to the next thing 4. Ineffective “What Do We Know About Professional Development?”
  5. 5. WHY? ● To encourage networked learning for colleagues and students ● To regularly obtain and share relevant “learnings” through a PLN ● To engage with learners “where they live” through social media ● To foster a “learner-first” mentality that drives information curation & creation of fresh content
  6. 6. What Does Personal PD Look Like?
  7. 7. Traditional Networks “Old School” Teacher Network
  8. 8. Personal Learning Network “New School” Teacher Network 1. Local community: Purposeful F2F connections -“PLC” 2. Bounded community: Committed, collective, group - “CoP” 3. Global network: Individualized online connections -“PLN”
  9. 9. Recipe for Personal PD ● 1. 2. 3. Create a Digital Knowledge Base Curated resources & content Self-produced resources & content Provide online communication (including archive) ● Key Starting Points 1. Create a culture of shared learning & knowledge 2. Provide resources & central repository 3. Nurture leaders with tools & support
  10. 10. Popular PD Learning Tools 1. Collaboration 2. Communication 3. Resource Curation 4. Creative Media 5. Presentation
  11. 11. Personalizing Learning Audio Video Photos Bookmarks Readers Information Networking
  12. 12. How PD? / Why Blog? ● Reflect on your professional practice ● Record & document your thoughts & ideas ● Share teaching & learning resources ● Showcase best practices with examples ● Engage in professional conversations ● Establish or enhance your leadership voice ● Inspire others to learn & share
  13. 13. Using Blogger to Create a Blogfolio ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Define the purpose of the portfolio Keep a learning journal (blog) Digitize, organize, and store digital artifacts (Google Drive) Create a first page - introduction & table of contents Set up a structure using goals as organizing framework Upload artifacts/create hyperlinks (organizational table) Write reflections for each goal/skill and each artifact Write future learning goals Publish Portfolio - seek comments & feedback Evaluating Portfolios - rubrics, peer/self review
  14. 14. Blogfolios - education examples Learning Domain Expert Blog Learning Resource Class Blog Teacher Blog Student Blog Group Project (class) Group Project (world) EdTech Blog
  15. 15. Next Steps... ● Build expertise with one particular tool that supports your PD ● Brand yourself & establish a positive digital footprint ● Focus on outcomes not PD hours ● Create a digital portfolio that tells your story, shares your competencies, and highlights exemplary works ● Hitch your wagon to online mentors that can take your networked learning to higher levels ● Allow your passions to feed your learning, model this for others What important pieces should be included in your personal professional development program?
  16. 16. Credits & References ● The Educator as Social Networked Learner Jackie Gerstein, Ed. D. ● Blog as ePortfolio Melissa A. Venable, PhD ● Dr. Helen Barrett’s ePortfolio Google Sites ● Blogs & Information Literacy Langwitches Blog ● Social Media Tools for Personalized PD Lucy Gray ● How to Use iPads for Personalized Professional Development Jennifer Carey - “Indiana Jen”

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