|Focus/Goal||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||Very little||How to establish a network where sharing of knowledge and resources is a key driver. Connect with educators globally.||Mentor||Discussions with mentor.||When 3 PLNs are established.Educators PLNTwitter PLNWT2MAD PLNVarious Wikis/Networks|
|Using a wiki to support teaching and learning||Very little||How to create a wiki, contribute to other wikis.||Mentor & PLNs||Set lesson with mentor||Established a wiki & contributed to other wikis.|
|Understanding Blogs||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||Very little.||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!