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#ELTchat - Hashtagged Conversations & Continuous Professional Development through Social Networking | Glasgow Online

#ELTchat - Hashtagged Conversations & Continuous Professional Development through Social Networking | Glasgow Online | Perspectives on CPD in ELT | Scoop.it
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Know your Twitter etiquette: 6 guidelines for hassle-free tweeting | SmartBlogs

Know your Twitter etiquette: 6 guidelines for hassle-free tweeting | SmartBlogs | Perspectives on CPD in ELT | Scoop.it
As of December, Twitter had more than 500 million registered members, an astounding number if not for the fact that this is still growing. That means you h
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Professional Development: Whose Job Is It?

Elementary school Principal Peter DeWitt writes about students' social and emotional health, and how educators can help young people find common ground. He can be found at www.petermdewitt.com.
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Online communities are transforming professional development for teachers

Online communities are transforming professional development for teachers | Perspectives on CPD in ELT | Scoop.it
From blogging and Twitter to online networks, Fearghal Kelly charts the evolution of professional development and interactions for teachers in the social media age
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Does the DOS do it for you?

Does the DOS do it for you? | Perspectives on CPD in ELT | Scoop.it
Stop! Right there. This is not a post about staff-room titillation. (Sorry!) No, this is about a different kind of pull - that of motivation and inspiration. Because, whether you like it or not, wh...
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6 Steps To Becoming A Better Twitter User - Edudemic

6 Steps To Becoming A Better Twitter User - Edudemic | Perspectives on CPD in ELT | Scoop.it
There are many ways teachers can leverage Twitter to enhance their PLN. But what are the best steps to becoming a better Twitter user?

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Edudemic's curator insight, February 4, 2013 5:05 PM

As I began to build my personal learning network (PLN) I didn’t know a hashtag from a MT. But I knew something exciting was happening for educators on Twitter. The road to a robust PLN begins with the signing up for Twitter – then the journey begins…

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Three Killer Interview Questions

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Warning: do not read this if you plan to apply for a job at the Taproot Foundation.It is hard to get a good read on a candidate’s degree of self-awareness and to get them to share their honest
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Guidelines for CPD

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Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: Changing the culture of professional development...

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Taking care of your own continuing professional development (CPD)

This talk looks at how business English teachers can access online networks and resources to ensure that they stay in touch with their profession and continue to grow as professionals. This area is of particular importance for BE teachers who often work in an environment that isolates them from other language teaching professionals. Awareness of online resources, digital networking practices and information literacies can help them to ensure that they continue to develop whilst building a personal profile within the global online community. You can watch the Adobe Connect version and follow the online chat and links at: http://connectpro10829081.adobeconnect.com/p5hh93loa86/


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 23, 2012 4:23 AM

This links to a talk I delivered at the 2012 Business English Special Interest Group Conference in Stuttgart. The theme of the talk is on how teachers can use the internet to develop their own teaching and to promote themselves as a teacher.

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3 Simple Steps to DIY Professional Development - THE Journal

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Between the formal professional development sessions, each professional educator needs to seek professional development each day. This professional development should be archived to document what you have been learning informally.


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Bringing Passion and Collaboration to Professional Development -- THE Journal

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For "community of practice" expert Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, the
first steps toward improving teachers' professional development
are bringing them together and keeping them interested.
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Helping educators leverage both online and face-to-face learning networks to find the right people to connect and collaborate with on topics related to their passions and professional growth.

 

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Rethinking professional development | Network.Ed

Rethinking professional development | Network.Ed | Perspectives on CPD in ELT | Scoop.it
Creating an environment in which such bottom-up, teacher-led, peer-to-peer professional development can thrive would become the main objective of this rethinking of the professional development that takes place in our schools...
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Making sense out of chaos: professional development with social media | Glasgow Online

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Professional-development reform: 8 steps to make it happen

Professional-development reform: 8 steps to make it happen | Perspectives on CPD in ELT | Scoop.it
Every year, school districts around the country waste a tremendous amount of time and money on ineffective professional development. The traditional model of “sit and get,” where a one-size-fits-all approach is utilized, yields abhorrent results.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, February 6, 2013 7:07 PM

Great article!

 

Vision is the purpose.  Always keep that at the forefront.  

 

My take aways:  PL must meet them where they are; must differentiate.  Pre-Needs assessments (of some form) are really crucial.  Feedback from learners should guide you.  Alternative forms of professional learning must be available so people can learn when they need it in a personalized way.  

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6 Twitter Tips That Will Jumpstart Your Professional Development

6 Twitter Tips That Will Jumpstart Your Professional Development | Perspectives on CPD in ELT | Scoop.it
If you're struggling to make the most of Twitter or get colleagues interested, check out these handy Twitter tips and consider doing some PD via tweets!
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"More PD": The Easy (but Ineffectual) Answer

"More PD": The Easy (but Ineffectual) Answer | Perspectives on CPD in ELT | Scoop.it
Education policy maven Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute think tank offers straight talk on matters of policy, politics, research, and reform. Follow Rick and AEI's Education Program on Twitter http://twitter.com/AEIeducation.
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Is PD really effective? Apparently not!

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Montgomery County, Md., Sets Example With Teacher Evaluations

Montgomery County, Md., Sets Example With Teacher Evaluations | Perspectives on CPD in ELT | Scoop.it
An evaluation program in Maryland features senior teachers mentoring newcomers as well as veterans. A panel determines the fate of those who do not succeed.

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How Twitter is Changing Professional Development for Educators

How Twitter is Changing Professional Development for Educators | Perspectives on CPD in ELT | Scoop.it
Elementary school Principal Peter DeWitt writes about students' social and emotional health, and how educators can help young people find common ground. He can be found at www.petermdewitt.com.
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CPD coordinators' role in professional development portfolios: part 1

Progress comes from the intelligent use of experience.Elbert Hubbard
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Teaching Expertise: Continuing professional development

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WalterBriggs_2012_TeacherDevelopment_public_v2.pdf

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Nik's Learning Technology Blog: How I use social media for my professional development

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Time to Move to Competency-Based Continuing Professional Development « Educational Technology Debate

Time to Move to Competency-Based Continuing Professional Development « Educational Technology Debate | Perspectives on CPD in ELT | Scoop.it

Often, the word competency and skill are used interchangeably. While they are related, they are not the same.

 


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DIY Professional Development: Resource Roundup

DIY Professional Development: Resource Roundup | Perspectives on CPD in ELT | Scoop.it
Why wait for a formal workshop environment to start improving your teaching craft, when there are so many opportunities to build your network and learn new skills on your own?

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David Hain's curator insight, December 17, 2012 2:43 AM

Lots of great ideas here!

juliekeane's curator insight, December 17, 2012 11:42 AM

Great stuff in here.. Always the problems for classroom teachers is time time time. Time to learn, time to experiment in your classroom, time to fugure out alignment

Gust MEES's comment, December 29, 2012 5:21 PM
For people who have problems with time, please manage YOUR time! Here are great FREE programs who help YOU: http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners?tag=Time-Management