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Taking Control of Your Professional Learning

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My first year in the classroom education was at the height of the No Child Left Behind revolution.

Via Gust MEES
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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 12, 2014 3:21 PM

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

Epict Italia's curator insight, January 13, 2014 4:37 AM

Ecco cosa consiglia il collega d'oltreoceano: 

Stay Local > cerca delle occasioni di formazione/ condivisione vicino a casa
Connect Online > controlla la rete con le sue risorse
Attend an EdCamp > frequenta dei seminari (che chiamano edcamp...ne organizziamo uno???) 
Present or Volunteer > proporsi come autore o volontario nei congressi, worksho ecc: potrebbero esserci delle facilitazioni
Pick Up a Book & Connect with the Author > usare la rete (loro dicono Twitter) per chiacchierare con l'autore del libro che abbiamo comprato
Invest in Yourself > Joe investe il 2-5% del suo stipendio in formazione...ma quanto guadagna (verrebbe da chiedergli?).

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Why Constant Learners All Embrace The 5-Hour Rule

Why Constant Learners All Embrace The 5-Hour Rule | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
Benjamin Franklin did this one hour a day, 5 hours a week. Why you should do it too.
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Now this 5 hour a week rule makes a lot of sense. It's almost like giving the brain time to breath. Or perhaps its simply allowing time for reflection and by adding new learning inspires the self-managing learner to become a better problem solver.

It is great to see the value of reading being emphasised. The value of others learning being tapped and enjoyed.

In education the 5 hour rule would make it even clearer that "the learning is the work" even for the principal!

Thank you Empact.
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Why You Need to Learn How to Speak a Leadership Vocabulary

Why You Need to Learn How to Speak a Leadership Vocabulary | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
The words you say and the way you say them can make the difference between your team's success and failure.
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Not surprising - but easy to see the truth in and want to use when in the speed of daily leadership.
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Confessions of a Digital Leader: Learning New Technology, A Necessary Evil

Confessions of a Digital Leader: Learning New Technology, A Necessary Evil | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
Daily, many of us in these roles expect teachers to be open to learning new technology…new ways of doing things. I’ll admit that it’s sometimes frustrating when learning something…
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While focussing on the needs and intentions of the learner is the heart of the matter leaders still need to be experiencing and evaluating the scope and power of our ever widening range of technologies.

Leaders learn about technologies so they can speak and think with clarity about what is best for their educational context.

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The 4 Phases Of Developing Your Creative Voice

No one wishes their way to mastery.
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A key point relates to recognising the need to keep on searching when you feel as though you have mastered your leadership world.

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Learning Agility: Looking Beyond Experience to Find Next-Generation Leaders

Learning Agility: Looking Beyond Experience to Find Next-Generation Leaders | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
Results: focuses on delivery, achieves personal impact, and motivates others
People: develops personal insights and convictions about needs and requirements
Mental: deals with complexity, sees patterns, and makes connections
Change: accepts uncertainty, explores, and develops opportunities
Self-Awareness: understands personal strengths and weaknesses, actively seeks feedback and is sensitive to their impact on others.
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MaryAnn Miller reminds us that there is depth in leadership capacity  as agile leadership moves beyond experience as a basis for success. Perhaps self-awareness is the most important.

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What Great Leaders Must Love - Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning

What Great Leaders Must Love - Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
Here is a list of 5 things that all leaders must care about deeply if they want to lead in transformational and powerful ways.
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Valentines Day provides a means to give leaders strength and direction - the power of love is focussed and probably gives a clear means to ensure our moral purpose does not waver.

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Cultivating the Next Generation of Web Professionals

Cultivating the Next Generation of Web Professionals | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
One of the most meaningful and lasting ways we can impact the future of the web is through the values and attitudes we instill in the next generation of web workers. Through informal mentoring, classroom outreach, internships, and more, we can offer support and opportunities to those new to digital professions. Georgy Cohen suggests practical ways to connect with students and welcome them wholeheartedly into the web community.
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Georgy Cohen reminds us of the need for professionalism in our educational leadership - supporting the growth and flexibility of future generations and their contributions to change and development is essential. I like the emphasis on making the relationships and importance of others learning well-being.

enjoy the read - thank you Georgy

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The Beatles; All You Need is Heutagogy

A description of how The Beatles learnt to be creative musical innovators based on how the learnt to be hit recording artists, to collaborate with their peers,…
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Enjoy the Beatles - creativity and powerful learning in the 60's

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Leaders Encourage Learning

Leaders Encourage Learning | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
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Learning should encourage - for teachers this is a must yet all to often the point made later in the article that learning in the work place is all too often seen as remedial and to fix gaps in our knowledge!

 

School principals certainly need to make learning a fun part of teachers professional growth yet all too often professional learning is viewed as a drudgery.

Let's hope for more of the delighted learning adults appreciate - leaders think about it1

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4 Characteristics Of Learning Leaders

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TEST 4 Characteristics Of A Learning Leader
by Stewart Hase, Heutagogy of Community Practice
Writing is always a learning experience for me. It forces greater clarity.

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I like the first characteristic - "ability to deal with ambiguity" - just recognising that ambiguity is part of leadership life is a big help.

Sharing with others and making leadership everyone's business are vital characteristics but I wonder if the great challenge about them is to recognise how we are using them - can I use open systems thinking all the time? Are there times when I am quite closed in my thinking especially with people I find difficult to like.

 

Food for thought as always from Stewart H.

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The broad abilities needed are similar when leading students or leading people in an organization...

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Social Media Publishing is dead (as we know it)

Social Media Publishing is dead (as we know it) | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
 Earlier this month, Facebook dropped a bombshell by not only acknowledging that Facebook pages’ organic reach was declining but also by telling us we shouldn’t expect them to recover. Facebook’s VP of Product for Facebook Ads, Brian Boland, went on to explain that this is the new world we live in now, that the same thing happened with search engines before and that we’d better get used to it. It’s true that many platforms go through a similar cycle: first, they present a great free opportunity, then more and more people grab it - decreasing the return for everyone until finally, the platform focuses on those ready to pay for play. It happened with Google Search; it happened with Apps (yes, Apple doesn’t sell ads but others do - such as coincidentally... Facebook). And now that all social media are publicly-traded company with ambitious revenue targets to reach, it will happen to social media as well.
So what does the decline of organic reach on Facebook and social platforms exactly mean on a practical basis? Continue reading →
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Am I right in saying that as individuals or businesses we need to constantly focus on being charge of our publishing and providing means for it to remain relevant through time?

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15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards [INFOGRAPHIC] - Online Education Blog of Touro College

15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards [INFOGRAPHIC] - Online Education Blog of Touro College | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
"Netiquette" refers to rules of etiquette that apply to online communication.

Follow these 15 rules of netiquette to make sure you sound respectful, polite, and knowledgeable when you post to your class’s online discussion boards.Read more →
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Part of self-managing learning is to get the best return from time spent in collaboration with others - these 15 suggestions provide real value for posting in professional learning situations. How can I add greatest value to the discussion? (So simple but important.)

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Bibblio | Welcome to the world’s first multipedia

Bibblio | Welcome to the world’s first multipedia | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
Discover more about any topic and help create the web’s best learning experience
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Are there possibilities here for each of us? What's the limit of shared learning?

Can I remain in charge of my own learning destiny?

What's a multipedia? Multiplr formats.

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There Has Never Been a Better Time for Innovation

There Has Never Been a Better Time for Innovation | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
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Running parallel with Alex Goryachev's thoughts "there has never been a better time for innovation" are the thoughts that "there has never been a better time to drive your own learning and grow your own leadership."
Networks provide the means to recognise that "game changing ideas come from anywhere and anyone"
In education we as leaders have the responsibility to ensure we unleash the potential of all teacher leaders - as Alex suggests "encourage employees to think and act like entrepreneurs engaged in business start ups".
Teachers have always been like this in New Zealand but now the tools and means to connect mean that Innovation, Collaboration and Co-operation extends the range and scope of educational possibility so the tyranny of distance is no longer an issue.
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Three Ways Machine Learning Will Help Leaders Become Better Decision Makers

Three Ways Machine Learning Will Help Leaders Become Better Decision Makers | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
Curious about machine learning and its impact on business?

Once the stuff of science fiction novels, machine learning—where computers improve automatically through experience—is now attracting the
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For us in education machine learning seems difficult to grasp and appreciate as a tool to support decision making.

However the need to better understand and support learning needs will I think encourage us at school level to expand our capacity to apply data analysis to our decision making.

Getting to understand learning processes more fully may be in our sights and grasp.

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Self Managed Learning

Reflections on the impact and ethics of Self Managed Learning.

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Rob Warwick reflects on being in the driving seat of your own learning. I enjoyed his references to being provided with the licence to go and do his own learning things, choose his own learning projects, and realise that he was expanding his own skills and capacities.

I think his recognition that he was working on growing his capacity to assess the validity of his sources and expand the scope of who he would interact with are important strengths.

  Thanks Warwick for encouraging us to grow our own learning capacities.

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Competency Based Learning: Notes From A Friendly Critic

Competency Based Learning: Notes From A Friendly Critic | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
This piece was stimulated by an article circulated on Twitter that the US higher education industry is flirting with competency based learning (CBL) as a framework for learning processes and outcom...
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This quote helps sum up the meaning of this brief set of notes.

"In their natural state humans are excellent at exploring, hypothesis making and testing, learning, and creating-until we constrain them. Our educational system needs to be geared to enabling people to do these things rather than getting in the way."

 

Are we fooling ourselves through our desire for the patterns of competency based assessments?

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10 Things I Learned From People Who Drive Me Nuts

10 Things I Learned From People Who Drive Me Nuts | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
The most annoying thing about annoying people is they help us grow. Personal growth centers on two types of people, the ones we like and the ones that drive us crazy. The people who drive us nuts o...
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Leadership Freak provides great reminders - especially about looking inwards and seeing what we need to change or understand in ourselves.

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Fanning the Flame of Self-Directed Learning

Fanning the Flame of Self-Directed Learning | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
Five years ago, I attempted something for the first time as a college professor. I'd done it as a K-12 teacher over the years, but this was a first with traditional undergraduate students. I redesi...
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Dr Bernard Bull provides us with a great reminder about the challenges of inquiry learning - both for the lead teacher and those engaged in their inquiries.

NAPP 2015 in New Zealand will benefit from reading and digesting Bernard's summary.

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Where does managed learning stop and self-managed learning begin?

Where does managed learning stop and self-managed learning begin? | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
I was recently asked this question: Where does "managed learning" stop and "self-managed" learning begin? So I created a chart ,which I am sharing below, to visualise my thoughts. I am sure there a...
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Ahh! Jane Hart provides a useful reminder - we all benefit from a merger of managed and self-managed learning.

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Making Friends With Failure

Making Friends With Failure | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
Science evangelist and Edutopia blogger Ainissa Ramirez suggests that we make friends with failure in the academic world - because for scientists, failure is just another word for data.
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Self-managing Learning must surely be happily associated with failure. Going down blind alleys, and banging into seemingly impossible barriers are all natural parts of self-managed learning.

 

Lets stop thinking it's failure to get stuck and not know what to do next - regard it as success to know you are stuck and can reach out to your networks for inspiration.

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You Are Asking The Wrong Questions About Education Technology

You Are Asking The Wrong Questions About Education Technology | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
Education technology is trendy. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t read an article or have a conversation in which someone makes the familiar argument that “education is the one industry that hasn’t embraced the technologies of the 21st Century.” The world has changed--so the story goes--and while business [...]
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Jordan Shapiro is quite rightly asking us to reflect about what education is for and how we are making it work.

Yes there is a belief that technology in education is going to make learning better - numeracy and literacy use accepted languages for learning - perhaps technology will allow us to widen the scope of how we will evaluate learning in school.

Lets hope what ever happens we will ensure that real face-to-face talking and listening will be for ever treated as the means for human success and progress.

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Making Learning Meaningful: 6 Priorities For Whole Learning

Making Learning Meaningful: 6 Priorities For Whole Learning | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
Making Learning Meaningful: 6 Priorities For Whole Learning
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Mark Basnage has summarised for us the basis of successful learning in the 21st Century - this could be for adults or school age students.

..."think deeply and act as a practitioner of the discipline"

..."embracing failure as an opportunity for growth"

.."shine a light on the processes we use to discover ourselves"

 

It is great to see his ideas fit the 21st Century but do not get side-tracked by digital things.

 

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10 predicted e-Learning trends for 2014/15

10 predicted e-Learning trends for 2014/15 | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
“Or how we learned to stop worrying and love the learning technology.” In this blog post I shall countdown and discuss my predictions in e-Learning for the next academic year. 2014/15.  10. Heutago...
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It's not just the screen! These 10 trends open up our thinking about  the opportunities to think about what's now possible. Open badges to recognise progress and achievement - a great point to make.

Yes there is to be more focus on process and less on outcomes and content.

Obviously its blended!

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True Grit: Is Failure an Option in Adult Learning

True Grit: Is Failure an Option in Adult Learning | Self-managed Learning | Scoop.it
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Making failure an impermanent condition but a valuable step on the path to new learning for adults.

True grit so much harder to apply when you are decades into life and have been told too often about gaps in your learning armour.

Getting the beliefs right helps so much.

Keep on trucking regardless!!

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