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We are developing a Web 2.0 Professional Development Framework and individual proposals to submit to ASCD by May 1, 2008 for their March 2009 National Conference in Orlando. This is the developing Framework and individual proposals.



This a great beginning --- (Dennis)

Think about 21st Century Learning Literacies as a Framework:


http://tinyurl.com/4wqq44

1. Creativity and Innovation

2. Communication and Collaboration

3. Research and Information Fluency

4. Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving & Decision-Making

5. Digital Citizenship

6. Technology Operations and Concepts

or
http://tinyurl.com/27topx
  1. Develop proficiency with the tools of technology
  2. Build relationships with others to pose and solve problems collaboratively and cross-culturally
  3. Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes
  4. Manage, analyze and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information
  5. Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate multi-media texts
  6. Attend to the ethical responsibilities required by these complex environments
or
http://tinyurl.com/22lvn8
The new world of learning is requires us to teach students to be independent learners, ones that are not dependent on teachers but are:
  • Self-directing--we now have the ability to create our own, personal curriculum around the ideas or topics that we are most passionate about. We no longer require curriculum to be delivered to us. We need to help our students find their passions and pursue them in the context of online networks in ethical, effective, organized and safe ways. And finding a balance between the online and offline life is also a "literacy" in this age. There are so many ways to communicate these days (blogs, wikis, IM, text, etc.) that it's easy to get overwhelmed.
  • Self-selecting--in this world, learning spaces are created, not provided. And teachers are not assigned, they are selected. The creation and nurturing of these highly collaborative spaces and communities is a new "literacy" that we need to help our students develop. How do we find the best teachers? How do we connect to them? How to we build communities with others that are supportive and effective?
  • Self-editing--whereas most of us were educated in a world where the materials we worked with had been edited by someone else along the way, in today's world, less and less of what we read is now "edited" in the traditional sense. So, reading and writing is no longer enough; we need to develop people who are effective editors of information as well.
  • Self-organizing--the Dewey Decimal system doesn't serve the online world well, so we have to organize our own stuff. To do that, we use tags and social bookmarking systems, building folksonomies where we organize the Web together.
  • Self-reflecting--as we become more and more in charge of our own learning, we need to develop the ability to reflect upon and assess our own work. This "metacognitive" work can involve a number of different genres and tools.
  • Self-publishing--our students will need to be literate at sharing out the work they produce because that increases the connections and conversations that can lead to further learning. Blogs, wikis, podcasts and video are among the publishing skills they will need to have.



Workshop Proposals

  • So, what we have as of now is..... (Dennis)

Professional Development Thread

Professional Development through Personal Learning Networks (1)
Blogs, Podcasts, Wikis and Social Networking Sites to Increase Engagement and Achievement (6)
21st Century Staff Development: Recipes for Learners (7)
Claiming What We Imagine or the Kids Global Climate Change Institute (8)

Instructional Thread

Burn the Worksheets! Engage Students with Web 2.0 Tools! (2)

Global Education Thread

Global Connections from “Any Town” using Web 2.0 Technology Tools (3)

Open source Software Thread

Open source application solutions (4)

Instructional Leadership Thread

Web 2.0 Tools Every Instructional Leader Should Have in Their Backpack (5)


Just to get us started - Thread ideas (sharon)


From Meg I have created a few sessions below, these are drafts hot off the word processer with no reflection, editing or wordsmithing. I write best if I throw things out there and then come back to it. Usually that is just me vollied to me, so I am modeling risk taking! In most of the sessions I create I don't use the term Web 2,0 as often as I have done here, but I did that to draw attention to the tools, any and all suggestions or ideas, please add, delete. Breaking the isolation one wiki page at a time!

Professional Development through Personal Learning Networks (1)
Professional Learning Networks for Professional Development Using Web 2.0 Tools
Exemplary professional development extends far beyond face to face sessions challenging each participant to extend the learning to the changing classroom instruction. Continue the conversation of change, by creating personal learning networks supported by web 2.0 tools. The collection of Web 2.0 Tools that make up the read write web is staggering, yet they can be harnessed to continue the professional discussion of change. You no longer have to be a “techie” to make use of the powerful tools of blogs, social networks, video, podcasts, and so many more. Leave this session with a virtual backpack of free tools to extend professional development into professional dialogue.

Transforming Curriculum
Curriculum Transformation Using Powerful Web 2.0 Tools
Burn the Worksheets! Engage Students with Web 2.0 Tools! (2)
Create a movie to express your point of view, Podcast your next book report, uStream an expert into your classroom, Blog your opinion, collaborate on team wiki, create a 3-D simulation and publish everything to your personal learning network. This is not curriculum of the future instead these are powerful web 2.0 tools can be used immediately to engage students in ways never before possible. Start the transformation as we model the use and power of these tools in curriculum.

Global Connections

Global Connections from “Any Town” using Web 2.0 Technology Tools (3)
Connecting classrooms has never been easier with the amazing Web. 20. Tools. Solving real world problems becomes possible with learners of all ages when we structure curriculum experiences focused on collaboration. Instead of waiting for snail mail or Flat Stanley to arrive, plug in the web cam and Skype with another classroom. Connect your epals through a learning network and collaborate on a multimedia project to be shared in each country as well as published on the world wide web. Give your students a global voice through these powerful Web 2.0 tools of blogs, podcasts, wikis, and multimedia creation. The Web 2.0 tools provide the platform the applications for 21st Century learners is limitless.


Reducing Cost - Increasing Results (proven opensource solutions) (4)
  • Library Automation
  • Course Management
  • Website Development
  • Online Policies
Instructional Leadership?

Web 2.0 Tools Every Instructional Leader Should Have in Their Backpack (5)
Some of these terms may have leaked out of the tech department as the educational technology community worked with these Web 2.0 tools, tweaking them until they are ready for all teachers and learners. As the instructional leader you need to understand the power of these tools to engage students in authentic learning experiences, showcase student products, and collaborate in ways never before possible. These Web 2.0 tools will transform the way you think about your role as instructional leader.



Blogs, Podcasts, Wikis and Social Networking Sites to Increase Engagement and Achievement (6)
Powerful ”Web 2.0 Tools” will be explored to engage and empower your entire learning community. These tools are constantly changing making it possible to create teaching and learning portfolios, engage in professional dialogue, create a personal learning network and collaborate with experts across the globe. This eye opening session will expose you to free tools you can start using immediately to help rethink collaboration and the possibilities for 21st Century teaching and learning.

This is what I submitted to ASCD (Meg here)

Professional Learning Networks for Professional Development Using Web 2.0 Tools
Exemplary professional development extends far beyond face to face sessions; continue the conversation of change, by creating personal learning networks supported by web 2.0 tools. The collection of Web 2.0 Tools that make up the read write web is staggering, yet they can be harnessed to continue the professional discussion of change. You no longer have to be a “techie” to make use of blogs, social networks, video, podcasts, and so many more.
ID number is 9308
Curriculum Transformation Using Powerful Web 2.0 Tools
Create a movie to express your point of view, Podcast your book report, uStream an expert into your classroom, Blog your opinion, collaborate on a wiki, create a 3-D simulation and publish everything to your personal learning network. This is not curriculum of the future instead these are powerful web 2.0 tools that can be used immediately to engage students in ways never before possible.
ID number is 9312

"Open" Professional Development - New Tools Bring New Possibilities
Social software can provide a highly interactive, educationally rich environment for teachers and students worldwide. No longer must learning take place in a vacuum, as students and teachers can communicate an collaborate like never before. The socially enabled Read/Write web (Web2.0) facilitates an expanding classroom (beyond the physical walls of any particular school) and also provides easy access to an ever-growing array of resources available for collaboration among teachers, technology specialists, administrators, staff developers.
ID number is 9590



Here are the two proposals I (Gail Lovely) submitted to ASCD through the regular online process:

Engage Young Learners with Web 2.0 Tools
Discover the educational possibilities of engaging Web 2.0 tools such as Skype, YackPack, Wikis and VoiceThread in primary classrooms. Understand some of the implications of the newer things in the online world for young learners. The focus is on teaching and learning in the curriculum areas and how Web 2.0 tools can empower teachers and students. This session explores the tools and shares implementation strategies while focusing on curriculum and learning, not just “Gee Whiz!”
ID number is 9237

Connect the Dots - Use the Internet to Help Young Learners Learn
www dot this… www dot that… the Internet provides a wide variety of resources and tools. How does a digital immigrant teacher “connect the dots” and help 4 to 8 year old digital natives use online resources and tools for learning? This session will focus on free online tools and resources which can help teachers teach young learners to read, write, do math, and think deeply within learning communities both big and small.
ID number is 9238




Charlene Chausis

Turn this into one or more proposals?
There are a number of ways in which technology can better facilitate the learning of adults:
  • Email, iChat/IM, Twitter: connects learners as collaborators
  • Blogs: provides a forum for reflection and discussion
  • Wikis/Google Docs/Zoho: provides a place to co-learn and build shared knowledge.
  • Shared server/network space: provides a place for learners to swap/store documents
  • iPods/MP3 players: allows anytime/anywhere learning
  • Moodle/Blackboard: a place to learn from instructor-assigned tasks and discussions
  • Interactive technology: (student response systems and interactive boards) engages adult learners in much the same way as students
  • Online survey tools: collect opinions and perceptions
  • Social Bookmarking tools: helps to share the knowledge
  • RSS: critical tool for managing information.
  • Digital cameras (still and video): use to record learning for later playback/review.
  • Online streaming (uStream): collaborate online during a presentation, revisit the archive later.
  • Nings; places like this to brainstorm and share strategies.
  • Web: unlimited possibilities!

More from Charlene:

Our proposal (that was not accepted at ASCD this year) was titled "21st Century Staff Development: Blazing a Trail for Adult Learners."

My co-presenter, Patricia Duggan, and I presented this at our State technology conference (IL-TCE) as both a 45 min. breakout session in 2007, and this year as a 2.5 hour workshop. Companion website is: http://homepage.mac.com/charlenechausis/staffdev.html -- listen to the audio reflections from the workshop at the bottom of the page.

21st Century Staff Development: Recipes for Learners (7)
Session Description: Never enough time? Explore strategies for staff development as a job-embedded and collaborative process within a Professional Learning Community, while promoting effective use of 21st Century technology tools. Work to establish - an effective framework that highlights adult learning theories, and research-based practices - a no-nonsense approach to infusing technology in the classroom, for the novice to experienced teacher - practical and practiced applications that teachers can bring to the classroom tomorrow......and try with confidence!!!!.Strand: Doing what works and transforming what does not
Audience: All Levels
Length of Sessions: 1- hour
Presentation Style: Interactive: 50% Lecture: 50%
Demographic Focus: All
Topic: Professional Development

Claiming What We Imagine or the Kids Global Climate Change Institute (8)
Stephanie Pace Marshall, at the end of her book The Power to Transform, says: "Courage is the capacity to claim what we imagine. If you are carrying this new story in your heart, now is the time to step forward. There is a place in the world for your unique voice, and it carries a message that must be heard. Start anywhere, but begin the conversation, and tell the new story that brings learning and schooling to life.”

In Falmouth, Massachusetts we are working to inspire teachers to empower students through science, technology, math, and engineering. Our conversation with you will begin with a presentation on the need for systemic transformation in education to prepare students with 21st Century Literacies. Then we will present details about the Kids Global Climate Change Institute (KidsGCCI) we are creating in Falmouth with teachers and our partners from the Woods Hole scientific community. You will be invited to join us in the conversation to develop this project for middle school students around the world looking at it from the perspectives of leadership, learning and technology. During our session we will explain how we are using many free, online technologies.



Proposal from Konrad Glogowski and Sharon Peters

Session Title: Teachers as Learners: Finding Our Voice Inside and Outside the Classroom
Session Description:

Konrad and Sharon will explore Personal Learning Environments – a new paradigm in teacher professional development brought about by the emergence of the read/write web. They will challenge participants with this new approach, based on formal and informal learning and participation in social networks. They will discuss a variety of online tools and communities of practice designed to help teachers create and share their professional knowledge landscapes.

Strand Imagine: Connecting Learners in an E-World
Audience All Levels
Length of Sessions 2- hour
Presentation Style Interactive: 50% Lecture: 50%
Demographic Focus All
Topic Professional Development

proposal ID number is 9870