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  • 1. Living and Learning in a Global CommunityInnovative Schools Virtual University

2. Housekeeping
Paperless handouts and community space Nussbaum-Beach Co-Founder & CEOPowerful Learning Practice, LLChttp://plpnetwork.comsheryl@plpnetwork.comPresident21st Century Collaborative, LLC
3. Robin Ellis
Powerful Learning Practice:
4. Driving Questions
What are you doing to contextualize and mobilize what you are learning?
How will you leverage, how will you enable your teachers or your students to leverage- collective intelligence?
5. .
Lead Learner
Native American Proverb
He who learns from one who is learning, drinks from a flowing river.
Sarah Brown Wessling, 2010 National Teacher of the Year
Describes her classroom as a place where the teacher is the lead learner and the classroom walls are boundless.
6. Setting the Stage: What is 21st Century Learning?
7. Welcome to the human network
8. Are you Ready for Leading in the 21st Century
It isnt just coming it has arrived! And schools who arent redefining themselves, risk becoming irrelevant in preparing students for the future.
9. The pace of change is accelerating
10. 11. Knowledge Creation
It is estimated that 1.5 exabytes of unique new information will be generated worldwide this year.
Thats estimated to be more than in the previous 5,000 years.
12. For students starting a four-year education degree, this means that . . .
half of what they learn in their first year of study will be outdated by their third year of study.
13. For the first time we are preparing students for a future we cannot clearly describe.
-David Warlick
14. What about the world and society has changed since you went to school?
What about students has changed since you went to school?
What about schools has changed or not changed since you went to school?What should School 2.0 look like in order to meet the needs of the 21st Century learner?
15. 6 Trends for the digital age
Analogue Digital
Tethered Mobile
Closed Open
Isolated Connected
Source: David Wiley: Openness and the disaggregated future of higher education
16. 17. Shift in Learning = New Possibilities
Shift from emphasis on teaching
To an emphasis on co-learning
18. Connected Learning
The computer connects the student to the rest of the world
Learning occurs through connections with other learners
Learning is based on conversation and interaction
Stephen Downes
19. Rhizomatic learning
ccSteve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
...multiple, non-hierarchical entry and exit points in data representation and interpretation.
20. Schools are a node on the network of learning.
21. What does it mean to be a connected learner with a well developed network?
What are the advantages or drawbacks?
How is it a game changer?
Photo credit: Alec Couros
22. Inclination toward being open minded
Dedication to the ongoing development of expertise
Creation of a culture of collegiality- believing that "None of us is as good as all of us" and that the contributions of all can lead to improved individual practice
Willingness to be a co-learner, co-creator, and co-leader
Willingness to leaving one's comfort zone to experiment with new strategies and taking on new responsibilities
Dispositions and Values
Commitment to understanding gained through listening and asking good questions related to practice
Perseverance toward deep thought by exploring ideas and concepts, rethinking, revising, and continual repacking and unpacking, resisting
urges to finish prematurely
Courage and initiative to engage in discussions on difficult topics
Alacrity to share and contribute
Desire to be transparent in thinking
23. 24. What does it mean to work in a participatory 2.0 world?
25. PLCs = local, f2f, collective
CoPs = online, deep, collective
PLNs= online, nodes, individual
Knowledge Building Should be
PLP takes a 3-pronged approach to PD

  • Professional Learning Communities

26. Global Communities of Practice or Inquiry 27. Personal Learning Networks