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Learning Out Loud:

How Education Leaders Can Model Blogging, Sharing, and Learning in a Community of Learners ERB Annual Conference:"Journey to Academic Excellence"New York City October 20, 2011


Just what is a blog anyway?

What's stopping us from joining the conversation? I don't have anything to say...

I don't have the time...

If I say what I think, I could be fired... I don't know how to start... What if others disagree with me... What if no one notices....

What can we gain from learning out loud?

Old Shoe Woman,"Year 3-Day 308..."http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/3987676905/

7What can we gain from learning out loud?

What can we gain from learning out loud?

What can we gain from learning out loud?"...with learning comes replenishment of body, mind, and spirit--and of schools. These days, school and the educators who reside in them are depleted. Replenishment comes from either leaving the exhausting work of the schoolhouse or from remaining there and coming alive as a learner."-- Roland S. Barth, Learning by Heart, 2001

10Students and Teachers:Learning Out Loud Together

Human beings are writers." --Frances Grinstead The young people we are teaching to write are likely to think of "writers" as a class apart from themselves. The term "writer" or "author" immediately puts a man or woman on a pedestal. The first thing that must be proved to the student is that human beings are writers.Frances Grinstead.The English JournalVol. 25, No. 5 (May, 1936), pp. 387-392 Published by: National Council of Teachers of English Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/805132So what drives me to do these blogs? (Senior)

It felt good to reply out there in the world. (Fifth-Grader)I thought that the best part was seeing who had viewed my blog and from what country. I had a couple interesting ones! I definitely benefited from blogging because I learned a lot through my research and the blog gave me an opportunity to develop and share my thoughts on the topic. (Junior)

16 Contrary to conventional wisdom, Stanford researcher Andrea Lunsford finds that today's students are writing more than ever before but it may not look like the writing of yesterday.

Cynthia Haven, The New Literacy: Stanford Study Finds Richness and Complexity in Students Writing, Stanford Report, October 12, 2009

A new perception of audience...... this 21st century writing marks the beginning of a new era in literacy, a period we might call the Age of Composition, a period where composers become composers not through direct and formal instruction alone (if at all), but rather through what we might call an extracurricular social co-apprenticeship.

Kathleen Blake Yancey, Writing in the 21st Century: A Report from NCTE Shifting expectations...Creating a positive digital footprint...Are you Googleable?Discovering power in networking globally in Personal Learning Networks

Mastering our constantly changing media together"We are not responsible as educators unless we are teaching not just with technology but through it, about it, because of it. We need to make kids understand its power, its potential, its dangers, its use. That isn't just an investment worth making but one that it would be irresponsible to avoid."--Cathy Davidson"Stagnant Future, Stagnant Tests: Pointed Response to NY Times "Grading the Digital School"Access our presentation...http://learnsharegrow.wikispaces.com/Learning+Out+Loud