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2013 Open Learning

Crowdsourcing Your Professional Development

Presenter: Tanya Avrith, Holly Clark
Location: Montreal, Canada and San Diego, California
@edtechschools, @HollyEdTechDiva

Presentation Title: Crowdsourcing Your Professional Development

Presentation Description: Tanya Avrith and Holly Clark co-hosts of the eduslam.me vodcast show discuss how they are using their networks to crowdsource for best practices and professional development using some of the most innovative educators in the world. In this segment, they interview Jennie Magiera from Chicago, Illinois and David Theriault from Huntington Beach, California to demonstrate how they are harnessing the power of their social networks to crowdsource their personal learning, as well as the learning of their students.

Tanya and Holly share their story and how they came up with the concept of eduslam.me and demonstrate examples of how powerful the concept of open learning can be.

Link to presentation’s supporting documents:

Additional Information:
Tanya Avrith’s Blog is found at tanyaavrith.com, Holly Clark can be found at hollyclark.net.

Please follow us on twitter: @edtechschools, @hollyedtechdiva and @eduslam. You can also follow David Theriault @davidtEDU and Jennie Magiera @msmagiera

Read more about eduslam on our interview with Jennie Magiera :


  1. JoAnn Delaney

    Great presentation from some of my favorite people!! Fantastic discourse bringing clarification to CROWDSOURCING!

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  3. Wesley Fryer

    Great job on this collaborative presentation! I particularly enjoyed hearing again from Jenny about the “play date” PD model and the ways their CPS dream team has been very smart to tap the expertise of different experts but also provide opportunities for everyone to be novice learners in PD sessions. I’m looking forward to checking out more EduSlams in the future. Keep up the great work!


  4. Susan van Gelder

    Loved the conversation. I know how important my PLN has been to me. As an ed tech teacher for about 30 years, I used to feel quite isolated. Now I know where to find help, ideas and inspiration. And EduSlams is a great resource for all! Loved the play date idea. I’ll be sharing this with colleagues.

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