Archive for the ‘2007-Prof-Learning-Networks’ Category

Professional Learning Networks
“Online Professional Development”

Jeff Utecht Shanghai, China Blog: http://www.thethinkingstick.com/ and http://www.utechtips.com/ Bio Jeff Utecht is an international educator currently working in Shanghai, China. Prior to Shanghai. Jeff has presented at both Administrative conferences and Teacher conferences around Asia and the Far East. Recently he helped to successfully organize the Learning 2.0 conference in Shanghai, China. The first technology […]

Professional Learning Networks
“EdTechTalk: A Network of Homegrown Webcasters”

Alex Ragone New York, NY, USA Blog: http://www.learning-blog.org/ Bio Alex Ragone is the Director of Technology at Collegiate School, a K-12 boys school in New York City. Arvind and Alex host a weekly web radio show at www.edtechtalk.com that explores the intersection of education and technology. Bio Page http://www.learning-blog.org/about/ Arvind Grover New York, NY, USA […]

Professional Learning Networks
“Changing a System: Network Centric Learning Communities”

James Folkestad Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA Blog: http://switchspace.blogspot.com/ Bio James Folkestad is an Associate Professor at Colorado State University (CSU). He earned his Ph.D. from Texas A&M in Educational Human Resource Development (EHRD) in 1996 and has taught at CSU since 1997. He is currently teaching a course on educational technology within […]

Professional Learning Networks
“Expanding Horizons – Engaging the Adult Members of your Community (Teachers, Administrators, and Parents) through the Use of Personal/Professional Learning Networks”

Vinnie Vrotny Winnetka, IL, USA Blog: http://vvrotny.edublogs.org/ Bio Vinnie is the Director of Academic Technology at North Shore Country Day School, a JK through 12th grade independent school located north of Chicago, IL, US. As the school’s use of technology has grown, so has Vinnie’s role. Currently as a teacher, his “students” are not only […]

Professional Learning Networks
“Webcasting for Educators: Expanding the Conversation”

Jen Wagner Corona, CA USA Blog: http://www.technospud.com/blog/ Bio Jennifer Wagner: After 17 years as a TechCoordinator, Teacher, Webmaster, etc etc……Jennifer recently has moved into the wonderful world of being a part of the IT/Help Desk at a prviate school in Southern California. Jennifer hosts 7 Online Projects (at Technospud Projects.com) during each school year for […]

Professional Learning Networks
“Building a Yardstick for PD Success: Establishing Key Performance Indicators for Web 2.0 Personal Optimized Learning Environments”

Sharon Peters Montréal, Québec, Canada Blog: http://www.mtl-peters.net/blog/ Bio Sharon Peters has been a middle and high school teacher for a variety of subjects and was recently given the position of pedagogical consultant (English Language Arts) with LEARN, a non-profit organization which creates educational resources for the English sector in conjunction with the ministry of education […]

Professional Learning Networks
“Creating PLE’s with TLC”

Brandi Caldwell Springville, Alabama, USA Blog: http://mrscaldwell0.edublogs.org/ Bio Brandi is married with two sons Trey (7) and Brady (5 mths). She has taught high school English for 11 years. In 2002 she became a Nationally Board Certified Teacher. In 2006 she became a 21st Century Fellow with the Alabama Best Practices Center. Her goal in […]

Professional Learning Networks
“Building Online Communities for Youth”

Lee Baber,Shenandoah Valley, VA, USA Blog: http://EdTechTalk.com Bio Lee Baber is a musician, audio engineer & artist who teaches CompTech8 in Virginia’s Rockingham County Schools and works with Youth Voices, Youthbridges, New Media Guides, EdTechTalk and presented Book of Internet Audio at K12Online last year. Bio Page https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Lee+Baber Paul Allison New York City, New York, […]

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING NETWORKS KEYNOTE
“Holding a Mirror to our Professional Practice”

Derek Wenmoth Christchurch, New Zealand Blog: http://blog.core-ed.net/derek Bio Derek has a background as a teacher, principal and teacher educator, and is currently the eLearning Director for CORE Education in New Zealand. CORE is responsible for the national professional development programme for teachers using technology in schools and early childhood centres. He spends most of his time […]

Professional Learning Networks
“The Collaborative ABC Project: Using Technology To Tell Stories”

Kevin Hodgson Leeds, Massachusetts, USA Blog: http://dogtrax.edublogs.org/ Bio Kevin Hodgson is the technology liaison with the Western Massachusetts Writing Project and he also teaches writing to sixth graders at the Norris Elementary School in Southampton, Massachusetts. When he is not teaching, or thinking about teaching, he can be found with his wife and three young […]