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2010-Leading the Change

Connected Learning Communities (CLC): Learning and Leading in the Digital Age

Presenter: Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia USA
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Presentation Title: Connected Learning Communities (CLC): Learning and Leading in the Digital Age

Presentation Description: Professional learning communities can engender much-needed meaningful collaboration and learning among educators — collaboration that leads to improved practice, greater student achievement and positive school reform; collaboration now further enabled by the affordances of current technologies.

As a result of this presentation participants will understand the dispositions and skills required to become self directed learners in a participatory culture, to engage in inquiry-driven learning, to share ideas and expertise in global ever-growing sustainable personal/professional learning networks as well as situated and virtual learning communities.

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Additional Information:
Powerful Learning Practice

21st Century Collaborative

21st Century Learning Wiki

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  2. Eileen Domizio

    I truly believe in the network/community form of learning and teaching. In previous positions I have held from medical recorders, teaching assistant, food service manager; the connections I have established with people of different professions and walks of life have allowed me to share what I have learned from these people. In turn respect and knowledge florishes and great things can be established.

  3. sherry haddox

    Building communities needs to begin by a loose governess to start and just see how things evolve. I again realize how important it is to connect with people on the outside…outside of these walls to help better educate the students. I would like to create a blog…and have the students blogs within with online galleries, portfolios, reflections and interest. It would be neat to write responses and see what is available out there for the students. A network of individuals that would maybe video tape themselves with ideas for the classroom and share this with us. Building a classroom community is a great deal of work. Just need to get started.

  4. Dave M

    Really great concept of the world being academically linked. In the world of science, the possibilities of communicating with other groups of young scientists adds to the limitless applications that, frankly, didn’t exist a few years ago. I look forward to using this means of communication in my own classroom.

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