Shannon C'de Baca (@auntshan) - Anne Jolly (@ajollygal)
- Renee Moore (@teachmoore) - Emily Vickery (@ehvickery)
The Internet enables some of the best teaching minds
- Barnett Berry, John Norton, Anne Byrd
9:15 - 11:15
Introduction to Session (10 minutes)
Introductions - Our Virtual Professional Learning Community
Twitter Hashtag #LF_14 - Follow Each Other (back channel chat - Monitored by Shannon)
Session website address and QR Code
If you need to take a break, please do so. No scheduled breaks.
QR Codes: Directions and Uses
Face-to-Face Professional Learning Community (15 minutes)
Participant Poll: http://tinyurl.com/connectedone
Think-Pair-Share: Pick one of the polling questions. Introduce yourself to a partner or partner(s) and share your response to the polling question.
Share Responses with the Group
Virtual Learning Communities (20 minutes)
Participant Poll: http://tinyurl.com/km3mlqk
Discuss poll results
Remote Interview with Bill Ivey - Bill Shares His Experience in Virtual Learning Communities
Think-Pair-Share: Compare and Contrast - What do you see are the similarities and differences as well as benefits and drawbacks of each type - face-to-face and virtual?
Source: Based on Alec Couros' "The Networked Teacher" educationaltechnology.ca/couros/799
Connecting to Learn (20 minutes)
Lead Emily and Anne
Partner Up and Explore: Team-up with other participants and explore the resources listed below. What VLCs do you participate in? What would you add to the list below? What tools do you use to connect?
Break into spaces
Having trouble locating a virtual learning community? Chat with Us - We'll Help You Locate One
Connecting “fibers” make a deep difference in powering learning.
Synergy creates an energy, momentum to grow forward.
- Shannon C'de Baca
Connected Educators Month (celebrated in October)
School Leadership 2.0 (archived presentation)
Are ScoopIt and Pintrest learning communities?
Are Diigo and Delicious learning communities?
National Professional Associations (Art, English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language, Computer Science, Music, Physical Education)
Growing: Pay-Teacher Venues - Teachers Pay Teachers
Twitter Chats Hashtag List (#edchat, #engchat, #tlpchat, #sschat, #scichat, #aplitchat)
Participants: What would you add to the list above?
What did you find? What would you like to share?
Real-world Examples of Transformative Connections among Teachers (10 minutes)
Kris Kohl - Shares the stories and significance of global connections
What are some examples that you have of teacher collaborative work?
Making the Most of Online Connections: Strategies and the Virtual Community Organizer (Time 20 minutes)
Individual Goals for Professional Growth and Leadership (25 minutes)
Leads: Anne and Emily
Participants will design individual goals for professional growth and leadership, tapping into virtual resources and connectivity
Handout to guide participants
Share your goals! What are your biggest takeaways?
Twitter: Let's follow each other! Checkout the hashtag and follow others in the back channel.