Professional Development 2.0

Afternoon Agenda:


Joint reading activity
Instructions:
Divide up the reading below amongst your group. Read individually and then using bubbl.us or another online mind-mapping tool create web of ideas about technology professional development. Add notes and embed or link to your mind-map on your wiki page below:

PD 1 | PD 2 | PD 3 | PD 4 | PD 5 |


Present your mind-map to the large group - discuss - what key characteristics do these articles have in common?

Short Presentations:

School-based Professional Development time:

After School-based Professional Development
  • Jim Ellis

Classroom-based mentoring
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Just-in-time professional development
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Online Tutorials
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One-on-one Professional Development
  • Rob Wall


What's Next?

In your group use the chart, the readings, the presentations from the group and the Table of Change Agents and Elements below, to identify and summarize five important points about technology professional development. Explain why your group believes they are important. Then within the "Now What" column identify steps for yourself, your school and the school division. This is an opportunity to help shape the next phase of technology professional development in the Living Sky School Division. You can use the .doc (upload the document to your wiki page) or create your own table on your group's wiki page.

This is the linear, left-brain way to share your thoughts and ideas! Alternatively, you may want to use voice, video and or images to record your thoughts. Just make sure that you embed or link to the product on your wiki page.

Table of Change Agents and Elements
From: Managing Complex Change Towards Inclusive Schooling in Creating an Inclusive School by J. Thousand and R. Villa
Vision+
Skills+
Incentives+
Resources+
Action Plan
=
Change

Skills+
Incentives+
Resources+
Action Plan
=
Confusion
Vision+

Incentives+
Resources+
Action Plan
=
Anxiety
Vision+
Skills+

Resources+
Action Plan
=
Resistance
Vision+
Skills+
Incentives+

Action Plan
=
Frustration
Vision+
Skills+
Incentives+
Resources+

=
Treadmill

Wrap up

Possible Idea for Next Year

The In-school Instructional Technology Support Teachers create a series of 8 after school workshops to be delivered via ustream (or other technology) that are offered to the teachers in Living Sky, but open to others. One hour/very focussed. See Open PD wiki.
  • Smartboards
  • blogging
  • using wikis
  • screencasting
  • a digital storytelling tool
  • photosharing

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Next meeting:

Second Life with Jeff Kurka
Date: ??
If you plan on attending you should install the second life application and learn how to walk, talk and touch. You might find these Second Life Video Tutorials useful. There is a section for new residents.