Presenter: Dr. Devery J. Rodgers
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Presentation Description: Within this presentation, participants will learn to expand their professional learning networks (PLNs) to include online modes of professional development. After sharing research as foundation for the effectiveness of ongoing PD, participants have the opportunity to engage in an interactive activity which garners their thoughts and ideas around the present state of PD in their environments. We then discuss PLNs and what the research says about the power of harnessing these networks. Well then expand our PLNs to include a myriad of professional development opportunities online. Participants will be introduced to webizines, social networking, open courseware, professional organization opportunities, webinars, online conferences, portals of PD, etc. Participants are able to access the multimedia presentation with links, research, videos, testimonials, and guiding data. There is also a monitored backchannel, in addition to connected discussion on Twitter.
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