Each week, educators from around the world take part in various conversations on Twitter known as "chats." These conversations have become an excellent way (Utilizing Twitter chats for professional development | @scoopit
Training officers have to always think of how best to overcome the challenge of having to train and retrain their workers, and yet still have to answer repeat questions later. A key question is how to make the things learned during the training stick in the workers' memories? Or, looking at it from an ROI perspective, how can the value of any training course be maximised?
Here are five things to consider when planning your training strategy, in order to make training memorable...
Research has shown over and over again that we are not very good judges of how effectively we’re learning new information, or how accurately we’ll remember it. This means we may stop the studying or training process prematurely, before new material is truly absorbed, and it means we may be in for an unpleasant surprise when we realize (at test or performance time) that we didn’t know that material as well as we assumed
Are Google+ Hangouts The Future Of Professional Development?
Mary Perfitt-Nelson's insight:
WHY GOOGLE+ HANGOUTS?
It’s convenient and collaborative.
Unlike similar tools, such as Skype and Go-To-Webinar that require a bunch of steps to get started, Google+ Hangouts is already part of our online social ecosystem. With little more than a Google account and a web cam, you can start a Hangout from within Gmail, Google+, or on your mobile device using the Google+ app. Additionally, its purpose is to facilitate conversation among participants, rather than serve as merely a presentation platform. Oh, and it’s free
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Tawheed Manzoor “You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay ...
Mary Perfitt-Nelson's insight:
One of the best articles I've read lately.
"People have great intentions. They just don't have vision." Isn't this how people treat LIFE, as well? They hop on the train and keep going. No stopping. No reflecting. Lots of lemmings with empty smiles on the way to the end. Expecting something big when in fact, the train just stops.
What is our purpose? As leaders, we should be the best problem solvers and finders there are. This IS what we want our kids to be; our teachers to be. Our schools to support. We can't lead if we live in yesterday or hope for a better tomorrow without DOING something to make it happen.
"The important thing is to not stop questioning", Einstein said. When we stop questioning, we cease to grow. Stagnation scares the heck out of me more than death does.
Solving the PD Puzzle T.H.E. Journal With the "anytime, anywhere, any way" learning model provided by online professional development content providers, why hasn't online PD become the norm--or at least more mainstream?
TeachThought.com has a series of posts about self-directed learning by Terry Heick and the staff, well worth a read! “
“Learning is most effective when it’s personalised; it means something to the learner. That happens when people feel they are participants and investors in their own learning, shaping what and how they learn, and able to articulate its value to them.” — Leadbeater, Charles
NovaNow is a conference for educators of all kinds to share their best ideas, plans, and dreams about learning. It is also a place where thoughtful questioning and critiques are encouraged. Presentations are not given, but rather conversations are led around learning. NovaNow is a conversational conference based on the model of Educon in Philadelphia.
NovaNow will be a series of conversations about learning. Core beliefs include:
Learning should be student-centered and inquiry-based.Learning should focus on collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication.Learning is enhanced when meaning is constructed by learners in their community.Technology supports learning, but should not be the focus.Learning should not and cannot be contained in schools and buildingsSept 27-28 in Grand Rapids, MI
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