As our Powerful Learning Practice Network grows, we are doing some amazing things with communities of practice, e-learning, raising the voices of forward-looking practitioners, and more. With these and other PLP initiatives underway, we felt it was time to establish an advisory board to help us keep our work out on the edge of professional learning in the 21st century.
We’d like to introduce our advisory board to you, one by one, and so we’ve come up with seven questions for each of them so you can have a little peek into what they’re thinking and who they are.
Meet Dr. Jackie Gerstein, 2012-2013 Advisory Board Member
I’m Jackie Gerstein and my byline is “I don’t do teaching for a living, I live teaching as my doing . . . and technology has increase my passion for doing so.”
Why did you decide to become a part of the Advisory Board at Powerful Learning Practice?
The name, Powerful Learning Practice, was a motivator in and by itself. Most importantly, though, the beliefs that drive PLP – http://plpnetwork.com/what-we-
What are you up to professionally?
Professionally, I teach online educational technology and Master’s educational classes for Boise State, American InterContinental, Argosy, and Western Governors’ Universities. My current areas of professional interest are The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture Based on Experiential Learning Cycles and Experiential Mobile Learning. I have been developing activities, blogging, and presenting on these topics for the past year.
If you had the power to make an immediate change to our educational system, what would you implement?
Since the age of 19, my sole wish has been to change the education system. If I had the power to make an immediate and lasting change in the educational system, it would be to put the student at the center of learning rather than the standards and content. Each learner would receive a personalized education where the support and resources would be provided for them to fully develop their interests, passions, and potential.
What is your favorite quote and what does it mean to you?
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
~~ William Butler Yeats
There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
~~ Nelson Mandela
Where can people find you online?
- Twitter: @jackiegerstein
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/
- Blog: http://usergeneratededucation.
- Maintain three websites:
- Mobile and Technology-Enhanced Experiential Learning Activities http://community-building.
- Classroom Technology http://classroom-technology.
- Being a 21st Century Teacher and Learner http://jackiegerstein.
Any final words?
For a near future event, I am presenting at the Mobile Learning Experience 2012 on April 12. My topic is Experiential Mobile Learning – Here is my latest blog post about this event. Another post that may be of interest, relates to an activity I did with students, The Equity Game: A Mobile Device-QR Code Driven Activity.
Are you ready to learn from Jackie Gerstein? She will be teaching the following PLP eCourses starting this summer:
- Experiential Mobile Learning eCourse
- Experiential Mobile Apps eCourse
- Engage with The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture
- The Complete Guide for Implementing The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture
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