This is a presentation I gave at a preconfence session on Web 2.0 and Online Learning at the 2009 Virtual School Symposium
1. Web Tools for Professional Development: A Focus on the Pedagogy Barbara Treacy Director, EDC/EdTech Leaders Online (ETLO) November, 2009 Virtual School Symposium
How can Web 2.0 and online tools help educators implement PD more effectively?
What are some online PD tools and models weve found useful at EDC?
3. What are the elements of effective PD?
Professional development should:
be intensive, ongoing, connected to practice
focus on student learning
address teaching of specific curriculum content
align with school improvement priorities & goals
build strong working relationships among teachers
-Professional Learning in the Learning Profession by Linda Darling-Hammond et al, NSDC (2009) http://www.nsdc.org/stateproflearning.cfm
4. Web 2.0 Tools Can Support
Web 2.0 Definition: Online application that uses the World Wide Web (www) as a platform and allows for participatory involvement, collaboration, and interactions among users. Web 2.0 is also characterized by the creation and sharing of intellectual and social resources by end users.
-Leadership for Web2.0 in Education: Promise & Reality by Cheryl Lemke & Ed Coughlin, CoSN (2009)
5. But there are so many tools!
In educationwe have not really seized upon the power and the tools that are now available to us in the Internet age