- Length: 74:34 minutes (51.2 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 96Kbps (CBR)
Enjoy this special episode of TTT, recorded in Las Vagas. We live-streamed our session and this is a recording of that event. Here's the program description:
This panel will discuss innovative models of professional development that include peer collaboration, self-directed learning, active involvement, and learning communities. We will give models for using social media for professional activities and we'll share a wide variety of resources and brainstorm how to involve teachers in driving their own personal learning to improve student learning and the profession as a whole.
- Chair: Karen Fasimpaur  K12 Open Ed, Portal, Arizona -
- Speaker: Paul Allison  The Bronx Academy Senior High School, New York -
- Speaker: Harry Brake  American School Foundation Librarian, Mexico City, Mexico -
- Speaker: Christina Cantrill  National Writing Project, Berkeley, California -
- Speaker: Paul Oh  National Writing Project, Berkeley, California -
Karen's reflections and notes, posted on her blog K12 Open Ed on November 26, 2012:
Last week, I had the privilege of facilitating a panel at NCTE called “Open Learning: Empowering Teachers Through Professional Development.”
Anyone who knows me knows that I have become a big believer in open models of professional learning through spaces like Twitter , P2PU , TTT , Digital Is , and others. This session was all about that. (Slides below. Also, we live streamed the session, thanks to Paul Allison , and the video is here .)
To me, these new models of professional learning are all about value, openness, self-direction, agency, and authenticity. It’s time to reject PD that doesn’t achieve these goals.
At the end of the session, we asked everyone to choose a few words that summarized what they thought the future of professional learning should be. Here they are.
Please add a comment with your own thoughts on this and join us in one of the many online spaces to explore this further.