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2007-Prof-Learning-Networks

Professional Learning Networks
“Online Professional Development”

Published by:

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 conference of its kind in Asia aimed at bringing International schools together around technology.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Jeff+Utecht

Presentation Title
“Online Professional Development”

Description
In the past year we have seen a number of new free web tools used for online professional development. There are tools that can be used in the traditional sense as well as tools that are redefining how we learn in this connected network. In this presentation, we will take a look at some of the free tools that are now available to schools and educators to hold online professional development sessions. We will also push beyond Professional Development in the traditional sense and look at how these new network tools are being used by educators for “Just in Time Learning” and redefining how we learn from each other in a global network.

Presentation
iPod ready
http://k12online.wm.edu/juonlinepd.mp4
Original
http://k12online.wm.edu/juonlinepd_iPod.m4v
Alternate Original (Ed. Note: Same as above, larger file size.)
http://k12online.wm.edu/juonlinepd.mov
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/juonlinepd.mp3

Supporting Links
http://thinkingstick.wikispaces.com/Online+PD

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

Published by:

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
Blog: http://21apples.org/

Bio
Arvind S. Grover is the Director of Educational Technology for The Hewitt School, a K-12 girls 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://21apples.org/pages/about_21apples

Presentation Title
“EdTechTalk: A Network of Homegrown Webcasters”

Description
We will present the history and development of the EdTechTalk Channel of the Worldbridges Network through screencasts and audio and video interviews of our show hosts. In little over 2 years, the channel has gone from one weekly webcast to eight weekly interactive webcasts using the newest and most interactive web based media. EdTechTalk is a professional learning community that is participatory and open. Goal: The goal of this session is to create a documentary view of the development of the EdTechTalk channel of the Worldbridges network. To share the vision of founders Jeff Lebow and Dave Cormier and the stories of the webcasters on the network. Through this documentation, we hope to inspire more participation and/or parallel learning community work.

Presentation
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/EdTechTalk-K-12-Online.mp3

Supporting Links
http://www.edtechtalk.com/

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

Published by:

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 the teacher licensure program and is conducting research on collaboration and collective action.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/jamesfolkestad

Presentation Title
“Changing a System: Network Centric Learning Communities”

Description
This podcast will describe how students in a teacher preparation course at Colorado State University are learning to use Web2.0 tools to create and maintain distributed learning communities. The presentation describes how students are sharing knowledge and leveraging the power of collective decision making.

Presentation
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http://k12online.wm.edu/ChangingaSystem_Part1.wmv
http://k12online.wm.edu/ChangingaSystem_Part1.mov
http://k12online.wm.edu/ChangingaSystem_Part2.mov
http://k12online.wm.edu/ChangingaSystem_Part3.mov
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/ChangingaSystem_Part1.mp3
http://k12online.wm.edu/ChangingaSystem_Part2.mp3
http://k12online.wm.edu/ChangingaSystem_Part3.mp3

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

Published by:

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 in kindergarten through twelfth grade, but include the adult members of the school community as well.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Vinnie+Vrotny

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

Description
This session is going to take participants on a journey consisting of four segments, which are: 1. Creating your own Personal Learning Network (PLN), 2. Motivating Faculty to expand their PLNs; 3. Mentoring Administrators about the value of PLNs and 4. Engaging Parents to construct PLNs. Upon completion, participant will be given the opportunity to begin to expand their own PLN. Keeping the conversation alive beyond the conference, participants will be encouraged to share what has been successful within their own learning networks so that all may benefit.

Presentation
iPod ready
http://k12online.wm.edu/twitter.m4v
http://k12online.wm.edu/connectingtoning.m4v
Original
http://k12online.wm.edu/twitter.wmv
http://k12online.wm.edu/connecttoning2.avi
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/k12talk.mp3
http://k12online.wm.edu/twitter.mp3
http://k12online.wm.edu/connectingtoning.mp3

Supporting Links
http://k12online.wm.edu/Vinnie_Intro.mp3
http://k12online.wm.edu/personallearning.mp3
http://k12online.wm.edu/teachers.mp3
http://k12online.wm.edu/administrators.mp3
http://k12online.wm.edu/parents.mp3
http://k12online.wm.edu/challenge.mp3

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

Published by:

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 the PreK-6th grade teacher.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/JenWagner

Cheryl Oakes
Wells, ME USA
Blog: http://www.cheryloakes.com/

Bio
Cheryl Oakes is a Coach for Technology K-12 in the Wells Ogunquit CSD , a member of the Seedlings@bitbybit group, WoW2-Women of Web, a Webhead Class of 2005 and a Webcaster with the Worldbridges.net and Edtechtalk.com networks. Cheryl blogs @ TechLearning.com/blog. You can find her skiing in the snow or kayaking on any available waters in Maine.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Cheryl_Oakes

Vicki Davis
Camilla GA USA
Blog: http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/

Bio
Vicki Davis is an award winning teacher at Westwood Schools in Camilla, Georgia.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Vicki+Davis

Sharon Peters
Montreal, Quebec 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 in Québec. Currently Sharon is working mainly with the development of online course curricula for ELA and web-based applications.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Sharon+Peters

Presentation Title
“Webcasting for Educators: Expanding the Conversation”

Description
The “women of web 2.0″ have webcasted more than 40 shows covering many topics of relevance to the K-16 educational arena. Using screencasts and video, see how four “ordinary” teachers create a weekly webcast with special guests on topics of relevance to the educational community. We will include snippets of some of our favourite shows and demonstrate the technical and logistical aspects of webcasting. Webcasting has great potential not just for personal learning opportunities for educators, but also for students at almost all levels to broadcast their own shows.

Presentation
iPod ready
http://k12online.wm.edu/wow.mp4
http://k12online.wm.edu/wow_4iphone.3gp
Original
http://k12online.wm.edu/wow_MediumRES.mov
http://k12online.wm.edu/WOW_LowRes_mov.mov
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/wow_finalvideo.mp3

Supporting Links
http://www.edtechtalk.com/
http://www.edtechtalk.com/WomenofWeb2.0
http://www.womenofweb2.com/

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

Published by:

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 in Québec. Currently Sharon is working mainly with the development of online course curricula for ELA and web-based applications.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Sharon+Peters

Vincent Jansen
Hatley, Eastern Townships, Québec, Canada
Blog: http://www.lunic.net/blog/

Bio
Vincent Jansen has been a classroom teacher ( chemistry, biology) administrator ( Director of Academcis ) and ICT Director in schools around the world. Recently he has been business analyst / consultant for a major software services company. Vince is currently pedagogical consultant (math, science and technology) with LEARN, a non-profit organization which creates educational resources for the English sector in conjunction with the Ministry of Education in Québec. Vince has a great deal of experience in planning and delivery of professional development opportunities.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Vince+Jansen

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

Description
With the emergence of Web 2.0 tools, we are seeing a shift in how schools may address teacher growth and development. As well as providing models of practice for measurement for today from self-directed professional growth and learning, we will present the Personal Optimized Learning Environment (POLE) framework for a new innovative measurement standard of professional growth. POLE utilizes collaborative tools in a blended environment with built-in metrics for monitoring performance improvement for each teacher over a continuum.

Presentation
Original
http://k12online.wm.edu/k12pdbest.mov
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http://k12online.wm.edu/k12pdbest.mp3

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Professional Learning Networks
“Creating PLE’s with TLC”

Published by:

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 the classroom as well as with teacher training is to show that school can be challenging and creative through the use of technology integration.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/BrandiCaldwell

Presentation Title
“Creating PLE’s with TLC”

Description
All teachers should feel like they can be a part of a professional learning environment (PLE) that involves their colleagues within the school, the district, and the world. Many face obstacles when seeking meaningful professional development. Brandi will provide ten technology-infused steps toward creating group collaboration and professional learning environments. The first step will be the most basic with the greatest comfort level and each step will advance towards a more technologically proficient user.

Presentation
iPod ready
http://k12online.wm.edu/PLEwithTLCnew_iPod.mov
Original
http://k12online.wm.edu/PLEwithTLC-new.mov
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/PLEwithTLCnew.mp3

Supporting Links
http://del.icio.us/PLEwithTLC
http://professional-learning-networks.wikispaces.com/Welcome

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Professional Learning Networks
“Building Online Communities for Youth”

Published by:

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, USA
Blog: http://paulrallison.blogspot.com/

Bio
Paul Allison teaches as NYC School of the Future and is the NYC Technology Liaison for the New York City Writing Project.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Lee+Baber

Susan Ettenheim
New York City, New York, USA

Bio
Susan Ettenheim is having a lot of fun and finding great satisfaction teaching at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, M416 in New York City and webcasting with the EdTechTalk network of Worldbridges.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Lee+Baber

Chris Sloan
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Bio
Chris Sloan is a Master Journalism Educator and teaches AP English Language and Composition, composition, photography, and New Media at Judge Memorial in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has been the tech liaison for the Utah Writing Project, the National Writing Project, and the Utah state director for the Journalism Education Association.

Bio Page
https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Lee+Baber

Presentation Title
“Building Online Communities for Youth”

Description
Our examples for this presentation, Youthvoices and Personal Learning Space, are school-based social networking sites, a place online where our students share personal blogs, do research into topics of their own choosing, work with images, and develop profile pages that connect to other students from Canada, Brazil, USA, and other countries who are joining in. As students develop an online identity with maps, avatars/icons, interests, likes and dislikes, teachers and moderators of the space can facilitate communication and networking skills. (Live event Oct. 24, Wednesday at 9:00pm EST http://edtechtalk.com)

Presentation
Original
http://elggplans.wikispaces.com/Building%20Online%20Communities%20for%20Youth
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/lbaber.mp3

Supporting Links
http://edtechtalk.com/node/169
http://YouthVoices.net
http://PersonalLearningSpace.com
http://YouthBridges.net
http://ElggPlans.wikispaces.com
http://YouthWiki.wikispaces.com
http://teachersteachingteachers.org/
http://WorldBridges.com
http://feeds.feedburner.com/paulallison
http://WebcastAcademy.net

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

Published by:

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 now working on a variety of projects relating to eLearning and the use of ICT in education, and has a particular interest in the emergence of virtual schooling around the world, and in the ways in which we can understand the value of what we are doing with ICT in the classroom.
Bio Page https://k12online07presenters.wikispaces.com/Derek_wenmoth
Twitter: @dwenmoth

Presentation Title “Holding a Mirror to our Professional Practice”

DescriptionDerek will challenge us to hold a mirror to our professional practice and begin reflecting critically on what we are doing with technology in our classrooms, using examples from New Zealand to illustrate the use of reflective practice both at an individual level, and at a whole school and systemic level. He’ll also describe an online tool that’s been developed as a result of the New Zealand research which seeks to assist teachers in their self-research.

Presentation:

iPod ready http://k12online.wm.edu/K12_Keynote_3web.mp4
Original http://k12online.wm.edu/K12_Keynote_3web.mov
Audio only http://k12online.wm.edu/K12_Keynote_Derek_Wenmoth.mp3

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

Published by:

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 sons during the day and with his rock and roll band — The Sofa Kings — late at night. Somewhere in between all that, he writes poetry and stories and explores/shares through his Weblog experiment called Kevin’s Meandering Mind.

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Bonnie Kaplan
Nyack, New York, USA
Blog: http://blk1.edublogs.org./

Bio
Bonnie Kaplan is the Co-Director and Technology Liaison with the Hudson Valley Writing Project and for 30 years she taught high school English and Drama at Pearl River High School, New York. For the last three years she has moved on to a new life chapter and spends more time working with the HVWP and developing her digital passion and skills. She loves playing classical guitar to a audience of two loyal fans. She spends lots of time in dark movie theaters and traveling to exotic places. She shares everything on her blog: http://blk1.edublogs.org.

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Presentation Title
“The Collaborative ABC Project: Using Technology To Tell Stories”

Description
Our presentation (which will be a collaborative effort led by at least two presenters) will focus in on a collaborative digital storytelling project that brought together about a dozen teachers from the USA (and one from New Zealand) who used video technology to create a collaborative online ABC movie project. We intend to discuss how our project came to being from an inquiry approach and also to have participants take part in a smaller scale version of our ABC movie-book adventure. We will produce our presentation using a mixture of a blog, video examples, screencasts and podcasts. Our presentation will be online due to the nature of collaboration and may not have offline downloadable aspects to it.

Presentation
Original
http://k12online.wm.edu/TheCollaborativeABCMovie_Project.htm
Audio only
http://k12online.wm.edu/ABC.mp3

Supporting Links
Edublogs
http://techstories.edublogs.org/

YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/

Google Video
http://video.google.com/

Jumpcut
http://www.jumpcut.com/

Wikispaces
http://dogwritingideas.wikispaces.com/ABCstory

Community Mapping
http://www.communitywalk.com/the_collaborative_abc_movie_project/abc_movie/map/8999

Spresent
http://k12onlineconference.org

Gliffy
http://www.gliffy.com/publish/1201479/

Toon Doo
http://www.toondoo.com/Home.do

VoiceThread
http://voicethread.com/

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