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Personal Learning profile for developing your own PLN.
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Personal Learning - qais

  1. 1. Personal Learning PracticeStaying ahead of the curveVincent JansenLower Canada CollegeQAIS Heads PresentationApril 22, 2012.
  2. 2. Why change our model? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwM4ieFOotA
  3. 3. Changing concept of ProfessionalGrowth to Personal Learning
  4. 4. Why our own PLN? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6WVEFE-oZA
  5. 5. From Pen to these tools..
  6. 6. 1. What do you need? Ask teachers what they need, what are your interests, what do you want to learn? Bottom-up inspired. (teachers primary) Teachers develop their own professional learning objectives. Must be self-directed. Blend personal and professional learning objectives
  7. 7. 2. Find the right descriptors Develop clear terminology Personal learning, faculty growth, professional development, communities of practice Personal Learning… for you.  Constructivist approach  Connectivist approach
  8. 8. 3. No need to “present” Share Discuss Collaborate Network Personal Growth My Interests
  9. 9. 4. Invest in valuable social capital Value in professional networking Self-directed, not conferences! Regenerate Reflect Learn
  10. 10. 5. Build personal network opportunities Encourage teachers to go out Comment on blogs Participate in discussions and forums Join LinkedIn Ning groups Create new ideas, and share Blog and tweet
  11. 11. 6. Change PD models PLN Development – initial development of a personal learning network with the goal of sustained practice, reflection, and linkages to other connected educators. Steven Downes
  12. 12. The Networked TeacherAlec Couros
  13. 13. Workflow (informal ) learning
  14. 14. Why this is important? We no longer work isolation This does impact student achievement Leads to improvement of teaching quality and level of learning Leads to more engaging classrooms Improves collaboration and morale Leverages the network for learning Leverage the collective knowledge and skills, shared impact
  15. 15. Some common PLE diagrams http://edtechpost.wikispaces.com/PLE+Diagrams
  16. 16. My PTE and students PLE
  17. 17. Key Questions (Adapted form Marzano) What is it we expect our teachers to learn? What do I need to do to have teachers learn? How will I know when they have learned it? How will I respond when they do not learn it? How will they respond when they know it?
  18. 18. Creating your own PLN People (P) Places (PL) Resources (R) Interests (I) Technology/Tools (T) News(N) Discussion Forums/ Lists (D) Blogs (B) Productivity Tools (P)
  19. 19. Cloud-based PLN
  20. 20. School 2.0 http://learningmastery.org/2009/06/15/school-20-check-it-out/
  21. 21. Key links – why? Ning, Discovery channel, any listservs? FB, LinkedIn and other social media site What defines your links, resources, people, training, learning, social, news, groups, stumble, blogging, tweeting… Link to others in the room– network, LinkedIn groups, FB, Diigo, Delicious – social network sites Where would you fit? Contribute? Blogs, Wikis
  22. 22. 7 habits for a sharper mind you can do it.. try something new get fluent with technology (not email!) multitask smarter know when you need to focus - single task focus ( creativity, innovation, critical thinking) practice scanning (Google reader) identify how you learn best practice for peak performance
  23. 23. Knowing Knowledge Knowing about Knowing where Knowing to do Knowing to be Knowing to transform G. Siemens, From Shifting: From Knowing Knowledge Knowing „Obsoledge‟ Alvin Tofler

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