Using Social Media to Enhance Your Personal/Professional Development

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This is the presentation for the webinar given by Dr. Leigh Zeitz and Robin Galloway at the Hot Topics in Education series at the University of Northern Iowa.

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Using Social Media to Enhance Your Personal/Professional Development

  1. 1. Instructional Technology Curriculum & Instruction University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, Iowa Dr. Leigh Zeitz Robin Galloway
  2. 2. <ul><ul><li>What is Professional Development? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Institutional vs. Personal Professional Development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What Works </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distributed Learning Communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using Social Media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategies & Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>What is your role? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you seek to gain? </li></ul><ul><li>How do YOU get it? </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/ucentralarkansas
  4. 4. <ul><li>School/District </li></ul><ul><li>School-Wide Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Satisfies Mandates </li></ul><ul><li>Few days per year </li></ul><ul><li>Early Dismissal   </li></ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><li>Personal growth & dev. </li></ul><ul><li>Prof improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant & timely </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing </li></ul><ul><li>Self-directed </li></ul>
  5. 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/15866573
  6. 6. <ul><li>Small groups of educators </li></ul><ul><li>Work together over time  </li></ul><ul><li>Professional learning communities </li></ul><ul><li>Based on principals of effective adult learning </li></ul><ul><li>Deepens educators' content knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>National Staff Development Council Standards for Staff Dev . </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Self-directed </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant </li></ul><ul><li>Immediately applicable </li></ul><ul><li>Problem-centered </li></ul><ul><li>Informal </li></ul><ul><li>Timely </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Diversity of expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Shared objective of advancing collective knowledge/skills </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on Learning How to Learn . </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanisms for sharing what is learned. </li></ul><ul><li>                                           Dede, 2004 </li></ul>
  9. 10. http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/ Image by Alec Couros, CC license
  10. 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/ Image by Alec Couros, CC license
  11. 13. <ul><li>Discover colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Find experts </li></ul><ul><li>Shadowing (ambient awareness) </li></ul><ul><li>Seeking answers, solutions, support </li></ul><ul><li>Discovering new resources </li></ul><ul><li>Following #hashtag topics </li></ul>
  12. 17. <ul><li>Diigo, Delicious </li></ul><ul><li>Tag & share bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Discover others' bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Join a group </li></ul><ul><li>Annotate web pages w/highlights & comments </li></ul>
  13. 18. http://tinyurl.com/socbookmarking
  14. 20. RSS

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