[AAACE-NLA] Invitation to Participate
jataylor at utk.edu
Wed May 9 19:14:13 EDT 2007
I invite you to join us on the Adult Literacy Professional Development List this week and next, for a discussion of online and blended professional development:
This discussion will provide opportunities to "try out" online and blended learning, view a video Pod cast/online archive of the AALPD PreConference panel presentation on the topic, and build collaborations via both asynchronous list discussion and real-time activities. AALPD has set up a virtual office at Tapped In, where PD List subscribers will have access to discussion boards and a chat room. In tandem with the PD List discussion, guests will be holding office hours at the virtual office, and activities will culminate in a real-time chat with the TESOL EVO team and other guests who are available to join.
To read a formatted, html version of the announcement, locate resources, and more, visit: http://tinyurl.com/398u46
-- I hope you will join us in these important dialogues. Best wishes, Jackie
Discussion Topic: Going the Distance: Online and Blended Models of Sustained Professional Development
Where held: The Adult Literacy Professional Development Discussion List
Part I: Discussion Primer - May 7-13, 2007
Part II: Discussion with Guests - May 14 - 21, 2007
To participate, subscribe: http://www.nifl.gov/mailman/listinfo/Professionaldevelopment
Guest Participants (Biographies): http://tinyurl.com/yrtktz
Moderator: Jackie Taylor, jataylor at utk.edu
Preparation for Discussion: http://tinyurl.com/242bpg
This is a two-part discussion. _Part I_ is a "discussion primer" and begins before the guest discussion. _Part II_ is the online discussion with Guest Participants, including _both_ asynchronous discussion and "real-time" opportunities.
Join the Adult Literacy Professional Development Discussion List to explore development, design, and facilitation considerations and implications with online and blended models of professional development. Subscribers will have the opportunity to view a Pod cast of the face-to-face panel discussion at the AALPD PreConference at COABE, interact with panelists and additional guests online, and plan next steps.
Part I: Discussion Primer - What's Available in Online Professional Development?"
When: May 7-13, 2007
Join the list to share your state or organization's initiatives in providing online professional development, or to learn what is available to you in online professional development, any costs involved, whether credits (CEUs) are available, and more.
Part II: Guest Discussion - "Going the Distance: Online and Blended Models of Sustained Professional Development"
When: May 14 - 21, 2007
Join the list to participate in a guest discussion of online and blended professional development and professional development-at-a-distance.
Topics include (but are not limited to):
Teachers and Administrators:
** Sharing qualities that attract practitioners to online and blended professional development and offering recommendations for designers/developers;
** Browsing online courses/tools from various providers and interacting with online course facilitators;
** Discussing considerations in selecting online professional development and supporting participation;
Designers and Developers:
** Sharing strategies and considerations for online and blended professional development and professional development-at-a-distance;
** Examining ways to blend technology tools and other design implications to enhance professional development;
** Exploring strategies for evaluating the effectiveness of online and blended models;
Online Facilitators (DE Teachers, Professional Developers, List Moderators):
** Considering what skills and qualities make a good online presenter/trainer;
** Sharing practical techniques, including facilitating interactivity and improving teacher retention;
** Discussing quality considerations specific to the online environment; and
** Developing action agendas as individuals, teams, or as a field to advance online and blended professional development opportunities.
This discussion will build and expand upon issues explored in the recent AALPD PreConference at COABE, "Exploring the Potential for Online Professional Development." http://www.aalpd.org/training/2007coabepreconference_agenda.html
Marie Cora ~ Adult Education Consultant
Barbara (Bee) Dieu ~ Educator and life long learner. Member Tesol EVO and Braz-Tesol EduTech SIG Coordinator
Kristine Marane Góngora ~ Instructional Designer, ProLiteracy Worldwide
Dr. Dafne González ~ Full Professor, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela; TESOL EVO
Crystal Hack ~ GED-i Coordinator, Center for the Application of Information Technologies (CAIT), Western Illinois University
Dr. Elizabeth Hanson-Smith ~ Professor Emeritus at CSU, Sacramento; TESOL EVO
Debra L. Hargrove, Ed.D. ~ Coordinator Florida TechNet
Noreen S. Lopez ~ Adult Education Consultant
Susan Ohlsen ~ Project Manager, ProLiteracy America, Verizon Literacy Network
Dr. Leslie Petty ~ Associate Director, Project IDEAL, University of Michigan
Tim Ponder ~ Ohio Literacy Resource Center (OLRC)
Sharon Reynolds ~ Coordinator, Central/Southeast ABLE Resource Center, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Lynda Terrill ~ Technical Assistance and Web Coordinator, Center for Adult English Language Acquisition, Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC
Marian Thacher ~ Director, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN)
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