As technology expands exponentially, says Web 2.0 expert Nancy Caramanico, todayâ€™s school leaders need to be well-acquainted with the wide array of dynamic communications options at their fingertips.
PLP co-founders Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Will Richardson talk about their five-week Leading Edge Boot Camp e-course and how it can help education leaders not only understand 21st Century technologies that challenge traditional curriculum and pedagogy but how savvy leaders can use digital tools and connectivity to expand learning opportunities and assure all students thrive in the new millennium.
My e-course “Teaching Online: Becoming a Connected Educator” is for anyone interested in teaching an online class. The teaching might be associated with a pre-service or graduate level college program for educators — or in a college or K-12 virtual school setting with students. We’ll be looking at how you, as an online instructor, can use the power of technology to create connected learning activities, design your syllabus, and craft ongoing assessments that really unleash the learning of your students.
In an interview about her new five-week PLP e-course, “Transformation, One Lesson at a Time,” teacher-consultant Jennifer Bloomingdale describes how she’ll work with fellow educators who are ready to bring 21st Century teaching ideas into their classroom. “To me, one lesson at a time is important because making any change in the classroom can be overwhelming,” says Jennifer. “I am a strong believer that taking little steps and being patient with yourself will eventually lead to the bigger changes you want to see.”
Web 2.0 teaching expert Kevin Jarrett talks about what educators will learn in his flipped PLP e-course, “21st Century-ize Your Curriculum.” The 5-week course blends live and asynchronous learning, Jarrett says, as participants explore five major web-based tools for teaching & learning. The course “is designed with all K-12 teachers in mind. In our sessions we strive to dream up engaging, practical, scalable lessons.” (Course starts Feb. 6 and again on Mar. 26)