Professional Development


Professional Development

This group is intended for people who provide technology PD to teachers. I think there are a lot of resources and ideas about best practice that we can share.

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Comment by Mary Marotta on October 1, 2009 at 7:13am
I use many Web 2.0 with my high school students and teachers. I am always looking to grow my PD network.
Comment by Bill Tracey on September 27, 2009 at 1:01pm
Hello everyone

I have just joined this group in Classroom 2.0 hoping to collaborate !

I have recently begun work with a school and college to provide professional development for teachers and instructors around 21st Century Learning and Web 2.0 tools. There is no face-to-face contact – this PD is to be fully web-based, in both asynchronous and real-time delivery.

My school and college runs its courses via Elluminate in real time with teachers spread out across the country – Canada. The initiative will also draw in teachers from other schools, districts and regions. One district runs a mostly asynchronous delivery model, with once-weekly live Elluminate sessions. Another district is traditional delivery. This is truly a “mixed-bag” of experiences and situations.

The plan is to have once-weekly Elluminate sessions to introduce Web 2.0 tools and discuss 21st Century learning principles. Outside of that time, I am hoping to interact 1-on-1 with individual teachers throughout the day in real time or via email etc, as they look to use the tools in their own personal development and in their instruction.

Familiarizing themselves with the tools is, I think, the preferred approach at this time. Not a mastery level, but a solid grounding. This may be opposed to those who think that the instructional and outcome needs should drive the adoption of the tool. I think exposing instructors to what students are using in the real world is the my motivation.

Any tips, advice, collaboration, challenges or whatever would be appreciated.
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Comment by James O'Reilly on August 27, 2009 at 5:55am
Second Life Language Learning & Google Translator Toolkit
Comment by Gail Mitchell on June 6, 2009 at 7:56am
HI everyone
I have just joined this group in Classroom 2.0. I am involved in providing PD for teachers and have also been involved in an IT cluster. I am also completing a Master degree and I am presently developing my own professional development portfolio for submission - so hopefully I will be able to share some ideas and learn from you all as well.
Comment by Bob Zenhausern on March 22, 2009 at 5:22pm
How do children learn? In many different ways. There is no "right" way to teach every child. The trick is finding the right way.
Comment by Allyssa Andersen on March 17, 2009 at 3:12pm
I received this site link as part of a diigo group and I'm so glad! I'm starting to do some PD for our staff and I hope this group will be helpful :)
Comment by Robby Cherry on March 9, 2009 at 6:56pm
I need a few paragraph response from experienced teachers with regard to the prompt: "How do you feel students learn?. Specifically, What theory of learning to you agree with most (ie. Constructivist Theory)." If any one can respond here or on my page that would be a big help. (1 paragraph will be sufficient)
Comment by Barry Joseph on March 4, 2009 at 10:12pm
We at Global Kids developed a free curriculum for teaching Second Life, over 400+ pages, which can be found at:
Comment by BJ Bagwell on January 21, 2009 at 5:49am
It seems to embed video in Google Maps users must do so by copying code from either Google videos or Youtube. Both of these resources are filtered in our district (another challenge we are currently trying to work out). In the meantime, I am wondering if someone in this group happens to know of a way to perhaps "tweak" the code (from another source, like TeacherTube, which is not filtered) to make video clips work in Google Maps. Any suggestions, or additional information, welcome! Thanks!

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