21st Century Learning #98: Designing an Open Online Teacher Academy -- Part 2
21st Century Learning #98
Designing an Open Online Teacher Academy -- Part 2
March 19, 2009
Week 2 of figuring out how to design an online teacher academy.
We're starting to nail down a goal for this academy:
The goal of this experience is to:
1. Teach online tools in the context of teaching and learning
2. Creating online community to model and sustain this learning
*Please not that these are in draft form.
This online teacher academy starts by walking its participants through some basic online tools while building a community, and creates a structure for the participants to create and document new work thus leaving a legacy for the next generation of learners.
With these goals and constructs, where do you see this going? Leave us a comment here or over at the isenet.ning.com/forum/topics/call-for-a-conversation-onlineISENet ning.
2009-03-19 13:00:47 arvind -> hi fred!
2009-03-19 13:00:48 mrsdurff -> went to put the laundry in................
2009-03-19 13:00:50 arvind -> hi durff!
2009-03-19 13:01:03 VinnieVrotny -> Good afternoon Fred and Durff
2009-03-19 13:01:21 fbartels -> hi guys
2009-03-19 13:02:12 fbartels -> vinnie, has audio stream started yet?
2009-03-19 13:05:20 VinnieVrotny -> it should be going. Could you check ustream?
2009-03-19 13:06:29 arvind -> audio should be started now
2009-03-19 13:06:52 alex.ragone -> Can everyone hear?
2009-03-19 13:07:07 arvind -> hi jim, welcome
2009-03-19 13:07:22 VinnieVrotny -> @jimw, welcom
2009-03-19 13:07:28 fbartels -> sound is good here
2009-03-19 13:08:25 arvind -> thanks Fred
2009-03-19 13:08:44 fbartels -> arvind... happy surfing
2009-03-19 13:09:29 fbartels -> Laurie and I are having lunch while listening
2009-03-19 13:10:45 fbartels -> hi!
2009-03-19 13:10:58 alex.ragone -> Online academy for teachers?
2009-03-19 13:12:54 arvind -> thanks, Fred, looking forward to catching some waves. Or did you mean surfing the net? :)
2009-03-19 13:13:32 arvind -> hi alexandra, audio should be on ustream or EdTechTalk A on the right
2009-03-19 13:13:48 arvind -> we're talking about forming an online academy for teachers to learn about various online tools
2009-03-19 13:14:08 fbartels -> from Laurie: http://plcmclearning.blogspot.com/ by helene blowers
2009-03-19 13:14:37 arvind -> hi bporter, welcome
2009-03-19 13:14:49 fbartels -> A... forget the net... get in the water!
2009-03-19 13:15:11 bporter -> Thanks!
2009-03-19 13:15:25 arvind -> great link Laurie, thanks!
2009-03-19 13:15:29 arvind -> sounds right to me, Fred
2009-03-19 13:15:54 fbartels -> Laurie: welcome - it's a possible model
2009-03-19 13:16:26 arvind -> I like the language the use: Welcome to Learning 2.0, an online self-discovery program that encourages the exploration of web 2.0 tools and new technologies, specifically 23 Things.
2009-03-19 13:16:48 fbartels -> what about friendly competition between schools... it worked well when we did the first wiki game?
2009-03-19 13:17:23 fbartels -> Laurie: I've seen versions of it done in the way that Fred is suggesting :-)
2009-03-19 13:18:13 fbartels -> Laurie: adding to what Alex is saying, it is crucial that folks have a reason to do this without feeling it is yet one more thing
2009-03-19 13:19:22 arvind -> hi Carolyn, hi r1944, welcome
2009-03-19 13:19:31 arvind -> audio on the right at EdTechTalk A or UStream
2009-03-19 13:19:37 Carolyn -> thanks ... nice to be here
2009-03-19 13:19:55 arvind -> where are you here from?
2009-03-19 13:19:59 fbartels -> Laurie: it doesn't matter which network you participate in, as long as it has some meaning to you personally
2009-03-19 13:20:11 Carolyn -> I'm in Halifax, NS ... very rainy day here
2009-03-19 13:20:45 arvind -> ah, we've got many Canadian friends/listeners
2009-03-19 13:20:57 alex.ragone -> Hi -- We love Canadians!
2009-03-19 13:21:01 r1944 -> Hey folks
2009-03-19 13:21:05 arvind -> we're discussing forming an online academy for teachers, so feel free to weigh in in the chatroom
2009-03-19 13:21:07 alex.ragone -> Rainy here in NYC too.
2009-03-19 13:21:12 arvind -> hey sarah, vinnie just mentioned your name!
2009-03-19 13:21:15 Carolyn -> come on up ... we love Americans :)
2009-03-19 13:21:18 alex.ragone -> Sarah -- we're speaking about you now.
2009-03-19 13:21:20 r1944 -> krichardson here, in Brooklyn
2009-03-19 13:21:24 sarahh -> uh oh
2009-03-19 13:21:27 arvind -> ha ha, will do Sarah
2009-03-19 13:21:30 arvind -> I love it up there!
2009-03-19 13:21:33 arvind -> hey Kerri!
2009-03-19 13:21:39 arvind -> glad you're here
2009-03-19 13:21:52 arvind -> whoop, lost Kerri
2009-03-19 13:21:58 sarahh -> Hi Kerri
2009-03-19 13:22:08 krichardson -> Hi Sarah!
2009-03-19 13:22:25 arvind -> objectives: skills lessons? joining an online professional learning network? learning to use online tools for teaching?
2009-03-19 13:22:31 arvind -> proposal from alex: unit-based lessons
2009-03-19 13:22:42 krichardson -> saw Arind's twitter post and came on over, so rare that I can listen live, :)
2009-03-19 13:22:57 arvind -> objective: forming a "real" community
2009-03-19 13:23:22 arvind -> always forget to change my font color. Breaks up the black
2009-03-19 13:23:31 arvind -> hi Mark, welcome
2009-03-19 13:23:37 arvind -> audio on the right at ustream or ed tech talk A
2009-03-19 13:23:48 sarahh -> well, I can do that too, in Duke Blue no less!
2009-03-19 13:23:59 marklukach -> hey guys, this is my first edtechtalk chat!
2009-03-19 13:24:01 arvind -> we like to call it Michigan blue ;)
2009-03-19 13:24:14 arvind -> Mark, glad to have you! Did you get here from Twitter?
2009-03-19 13:24:21 marklukach -> i'd say georgetown blue, but I'm too embarrassed to say that right now
2009-03-19 13:24:28 sarahh -> you can call it that, but. . . . Have you guys talked about Chris Bigenho's work?
2009-03-19 13:24:31 VinnieVrotny -> @sarah looks more like unc blue to me here on my monitor
2009-03-19 13:24:35 marklukach -> yes i did, i just saw your link
2009-03-19 13:24:48 sarahh -> Vinnie--I'm feeling ill. . .
2009-03-19 13:25:10 krichardson -> speaking of learning socially- anyone using the FLOCK browser? I am exploring new social media tools this week- Diigo is up next
2009-03-19 13:25:18 VinnieVrotny -> @sarah, oh, you fall on that side of the rivalry
2009-03-19 13:25:30 alex.ragone -> Rainy here in NYC too.
2009-03-19 13:26:05 fbartels -> Laurie: to answer Arvind's question, once we have this "thing" designed, each of us can be mentors in our own schools
2009-03-19 13:26:14 sarahh -> @ Kerri--love flock most of the time, some things don't work so well with it. Diigo rocks.
2009-03-19 13:26:15 krichardson -> How would we share bookmarks between schools-? What tool?
2009-03-19 13:26:25 arvind -> Kerri, I use Firefox at work for all "work stuff" and Flock for all personal stuff
2009-03-19 13:26:28 arvind -> Two browsers open
2009-03-19 13:26:41 marklukach -> could delicious be used to share bookmarks?
2009-03-19 13:26:42 VinnieVrotny -> @krichardson I love Diigo. So much more functional compared to del.icio.us
2009-03-19 13:26:45 arvind -> Kerri, we're open to tools, but need a network - del.icio.us, Diigo, does it matter?
2009-03-19 13:26:46 bporter -> I just installed Flock, pretty helpful to follow media streams on YouTube.
2009-03-19 13:27:32 krichardson -> @Sarah, coolio- I'm running Firefox and FLOCK head to head right now, still setting up and learning the FLOCK interface wanted to try it. Do you have a lot of pppl in your community sing Diigo? Do you use Delicious, too?
2009-03-19 13:28:00 arvind -> bporter: Flock is great also for Twitter, del.icio.us, blogging, photo uploading, Facebook tracking - they all work in there automatically
2009-03-19 13:28:03 Carolyn -> vanilla forums?
2009-03-19 13:28:21 krichardson -> @Arvind- I dunno if the tool matters but I think there needs to be a way to let ppl know where to look, each tool creates its own network
2009-03-19 13:28:23 sarahh -> You know, I am wondering if connecting to folks in other schools would act as a catalyst to get people in my school to try stuff, then ask me for support.
2009-03-19 13:28:24 arvind -> Vanilla forums, my favorite: http://plcmclearning.blogspot.com/
2009-03-19 13:28:29 arvind -> whoops, wrong link
2009-03-19 13:28:30 bporter -> arvind: I agree.
2009-03-19 13:28:39 arvind -> Vanilla forums, my favorite: http://getvanilla.com/
2009-03-19 13:29:06 arvind -> Example of Vanilla forums: http://lussumo.com/community/
2009-03-19 13:29:29 marklukach -> @sarahh I think you make a great point. I think teachers get most excited to try technology when they hav success stories for inspiration
2009-03-19 13:29:34 VinnieVrotny -> @sarah hence the reason we are having the conversation. I believe for myfaculty that it would, which is why we are having this conversation
2009-03-19 13:29:50 fbartels -> Fred here... really this time.... not the redhead ... I think the ning is working really well! One of the thing that makes a social network valuable is that the people you want to talk with are on the network. the ning numbers are getting pretty impressive
2009-03-19 13:30:03 Carolyn -> @arvind thanks!
2009-03-19 13:30:43 fbartels -> Laurie: bye vinnie
2009-03-19 13:31:02 sarahh -> @arvind Vanilla looks like a good tool
2009-03-19 13:31:10 krichardson -> Anyone else battling social networking overload? I'm in 4+NINGs, FB, Linkedin, Twitter, I know I'm forgetting something-
2009-03-19 13:31:41 marklukach -> @krichardson I'm just on twitter, FB and in one NING and actually already feel it's a bit hard to stay updated on them
2009-03-19 13:32:12 arvind -> Man, I am in a million social things!
2009-03-19 13:32:21 arvind -> We do need to figure this out. Kerri, please do that ;)
2009-03-19 13:32:39 fbartels -> Laurie: yes, end of June is good for us and we'd love to join in!
2009-03-19 13:32:40 marklukach -> @krichardson I'd actually argue for focusing in on the one that would maximize usability. As I say with the students: depth over breadth
2009-03-19 13:32:46 krichardson -> @arvind-, :)- I'm on it
2009-03-19 13:32:52 bporter -> What does NING stand for? :/
2009-03-19 13:33:12 sarahh -> I think the structure concept, which totally doesn't appeal to me as a learner, would work for the teachers we're trying to draw in.
2009-03-19 13:33:30 alex.ragone -> Thinking about June 29 - July 3 for organizing.
2009-03-19 13:33:40 sarahh -> @Kerri--is linked in any use to you?
2009-03-19 13:33:41 alex.ragone -> Call for conversations. Town hall isenet.
2009-03-19 13:33:44 krichardson -> town hall idea sounds great
2009-03-19 13:33:46 fbartels -> Laurie: dates are good!
2009-03-19 13:33:48 alex.ragone -> What does everyone think?
2009-03-19 13:33:52 sarahh -> like town hall
2009-03-19 13:34:12 arvind -> we're talking about http://isenet.ning.com
2009-03-19 13:34:52 krichardson -> @bporter NING is a build your own community social networking web app
2009-03-19 13:34:57 fbartels -> Laurie: I liked arvind's spider-web idea of small groups of faculty and then mixing them up to add others.
2009-03-19 13:35:14 fbartels -> happy vacation to you all! we're in week 1 and next week is week 2 :-)
2009-03-19 13:35:27 bporter -> Thanks!
2009-03-19 13:35:31 fbartels -> great to have lunch with you guys!
2009-03-19 13:35:38 sarahh -> spider web is good. Have to have the right spiders!
2009-03-19 13:35:41 krichardson -> Ciao folks, happy break folks- :).
2009-03-19 13:35:43 arvind -> Fred, you too! Next time share some grub! You too, Laurie
2009-03-19 13:35:50 arvind -> Mark, welcome to ETT
2009-03-19 13:35:54 arvind -> Kerri, glad you made it live
2009-03-19 13:36:01 krichardson -> @arvind, me too-
2009-03-19 13:36:03 arvind -> bporter, see you again soon.
2009-03-19 13:36:05 arvind -> Sarah, thanks!
2009-03-19 13:36:08 fbartels -> home made banana bread
2009-03-19 13:36:10 sarahh -> thanks guys
2009-03-19 13:36:22 bporter -> Thanks arvind!
2009-03-19 13:36:26 krichardson -> :( virtual BB- lol
2009-03-19 13:36:41 fbartels -> we'll bring some in june, along with fred' strawberry rhubarb pie :-)
2009-03-19 13:37:13 fbartels -> that's junk food
2009-03-19 13:37:17 fbartels -> not good food
2009-03-19 13:37:30 fbartels -> laurie's bread, fred's pie :-)
2009-03-19 13:37:52 bporter -> bye...
2009-03-19 13:39:10 bporter -> Can anyone send me a link of a good NING?
2009-03-19 13:39:54 alex.ragone -> Try classroom 2.0
2009-03-19 13:40:06 alex.ragone -> @bporter -- where do you work?
2009-03-19 13:40:08 alex.ragone -> What do you do?
2009-03-19 13:40:33 alex.ragone -> http://www.classroom20.com/
2009-03-19 13:40:37 marklukach -> here's a great one that I am in http://workingtogether2makeadifference.ning.com
2009-03-19 13:40:49 bporter -> I'm in Austin, just finished a Masters in Educational and Community Renewal.
2009-03-19 13:41:26 alex.ragone -> OK. You might want to do some blog searching too -- http://blogsearch.google.com for topics that interest you.
2009-03-19 13:41:28 bporter -> I'm not working right now, but thinking about going into Ed Tech.
2009-03-19 13:41:36 alex.ragone -> Got, ya.
2009-03-19 13:41:49 alex.ragone -> It's a good field, as long as it's not cut out of everything.
2009-03-19 13:41:50 VinnieVrotny -> Just checking the chat during my meeting
2009-03-19 13:41:52 bporter -> Thanks for the links!
2009-03-19 13:41:56 alex.ragone -> No problem.
2009-03-19 13:41:58 alex.ragone -> Thanks.
2009-03-19 13:42:08 alex.ragone -> @vinnie -- glad you're not meeting with me;-)
2009-03-19 13:42:31 VinnieVrotny -> why not, i am a nice guy!
2009-03-19 13:42:44 alex.ragone -> Chatting and meeting.
2009-03-19 13:42:48 elfin316 -> new to here... is here a live broadcast of 21st Century Learning?
2009-03-19 13:42:59 alex.ragone -> Yep, but we just finished up.
2009-03-19 13:43:05 alex.ragone -> @elfin316. Thanks for coming.
2009-03-19 13:43:11 elfin316 -> oh...
2009-03-19 13:43:17 elfin316 -> just missed it
2009-03-19 13:43:21 alex.ragone -> Will post the audio podcast up at http://edtechtalk.com/21cl in the next couple of days.
2009-03-19 13:43:30 alex.ragone -> We'll be live again on 4/2 at 1:00pm EST.
2009-03-19 13:43:33 alex.ragone -> Where are you?
2009-03-19 13:43:37 elfin316 -> thanks. that's great and I will listen to it again
2009-03-19 13:43:45 elfin316 -> UK
2009-03-19 13:43:50 marklukach -> alright folks i gotta run to class. nice chatting with you, hope to see some of you on twitter I'm @marklukach
2009-03-19 13:43:51 alex.ragone -> Excellent.
2009-03-19 13:44:00 alex.ragone -> Thanks everyone. Have a great day.
2009-03-19 13:44:08 elfin316 -> THANKS