My previous post was about my journey this year into Web 2.0. It was also posted the same day I reached that magic 15000 visits to my blog. I think this evidences that people are interested in what happens in classrooms around the world, and in their own backyard. Thanks for visiting! Stats: 116 posts & 155 comments!
Mentor: Jenny Luca
||Current practiceWhat do I know?
||Area for improvementWhat do I want to find out?
||InquiryHow will I find out?
||ActionWho, What, When, Where
||ResultHow will I know when I get there?
|Web 2.0Creating and joining 3 PLN to support my Web 2.0 journey
||How to establish a network where sharing of knowledge and resources is a key driver. Connect with educators globally.
||Discussions with mentor.
||When 3 PLNs are established.Educators PLNTwitter PLNWT2MAD PLNVarious Wikis/Networks
|Using a wiki to support teaching and learning
||How to create a wiki, contribute to other wikis.
||Mentor & PLNs
||Set lesson with mentor
||Established a wiki & contributed to other wikis.
||Nil – Have read other educators blogs regularly.
||How to setup a blog and manage a dashboard and all widgets etc…
||Mentor & support from established PLNs.
||Set meetings with mentor.
||Established a blog using WordPress. Regular readership/ RSSFeeds & emails-comments. Easily manage Dashboard.
|Using Social Media to support classroom practice. Twitter , Nings
||How social media can be used in schools
||PLNs & Mentor
||Mentor & experimentingPLN support.
||I understand and can use social media to support my teaching practice. Twitter network & membership of 2 Nings
|Use Web 2.0 to research best literacy practice.Look at overseas coaching practice – teaching and learning
||New York has established coaching practices & Early Years Literacy Practice.
||Best practice – literacy
||Through comments on my blog, PLN & social media
||Mentor & Support networks
||Established a working relationship with a coach/teachers online.Sharing research/ reading & practiceComments on work, questions & directs further reading. Sharing her coaching practices.
|Introduce something Web 2.0 to my staff.
||What will be useful?
||How something Web 2.0 can be used to support staff
||Through my Web 2.0 journey.
||PLN – Current media & reading.
||Introduction of something new or something used for a new purpose. A Wiki for a PLN.
Above is my Professional Development Plan for Web 2.0,2009. This is one of the documents I presented as part of my school review. It doesn’t look like much, but I can assure you that for me it’s been huge. I’ve certainly been on a journey. What a ride, bumpy and all over the place in the beginning. I have achieved all my goals… and then some. I have acquired a new language and the confidence to move forward myself. Jenny Luca has been a fantastic mentor and I think the fact that I have achieved all my goals supports that.
Jenny has shared her knowledge with me and many others and I also thank her for that. One year ago I knew very little and now I know, how much I don’t know and more importantly what I don’t know. This may not make sense to everyone, but I’m now skilled enough to actually understand how much more I have to learn and where I want to take my learning.
I am able to ask the right questions and understand the answers most of the time. My confidence has developed to the point where I’ll have a try at anything. If it doesn’t work, I’ll try something new or seek help. I have been amazed by the educators who have shared their knowledge with me. That concept of ‘intellectual ownership’ hasn’t existed. I understand what 21st Century teaching and learning should ‘look, feel and sound like’ and I am ready to take this step. So once again, thank you Jenny! Oh yeah, there have been times when I’ve questioned what I’m doing, but when I reflect I am so pleased that I can relate and communicate in this new world.
Cheers Nina Ha, I can’t get this chart to sit nicely on this post. You just can’t have it all!