How Social Bookmarking Works

This is the thirteenth post in the Professional Development 2.0 series. If you have not already, I would encourage you to start with the first twelve posts: Introduction to the New Professional Development Old and New What is a PLN? Parts of a New PLN What’s all that tweeting about? Why Twitter? . . . → Read More: How Social Bookmarking Works

National Unconference Day

I was speaking with Will Chamberlain on Twitter recently about Edcamp Kansas City. He asked how we can take this great learning experience global. .bbpBox25178441898 {background:url(http://a3.twimg.com/profile_background_images/3985381/o-yeah.gif) #1A1B1F;padding:20px;} p.bbpTweet{background:#fff;padding:10px 12px 10px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:#000;font-size:18px !important;line-height:22px;-moz-border-radius:5px;-webkit-border-radius:5px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata{display:block;width:100%;clear:both;margin-top:8px;padding-top:12px;height:40px;border-top:1px solid #fff;border-top:1px solid #e6e6e6} p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author{line-height:19px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author img{float:left;margin:0 7px 0 0px;width:38px;height:38px} p.bbpTweet a:hover{text-decoration:underline}p.bbpTweet span.timestamp{font-size:12px;display:block}

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Old and New

This is the second post in the Professional Development 2.0 series. If you have not already, I would encourage you to start with the first post:

Introduction to the New Professional Development

The term 2.0 is borrowed from the Internet. Web 1.0, or the early incarnations of the Internet, . . . → Read More: Old and New

Introduction to the New Professional Development

There is a phenomenon going on that is changing the educational landscape as we know it. While systemic change is almost always going to be slow and evolutionary in nature, there are distinct pockets where innovation and growth are occurring at an ever-increasing pace on both individual, classroom, school, and district levels.

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Professional Development 2.0

I have been engaged in using social media for professional development since May of 2009. In that time, I feel like I have grown exponentially as an educator, as least compared to my rate of growth and improvement before that. I am considering starting some serious writing about this new type . . . → Read More: Professional Development 2.0

Finishing What You Start

There are two things that I am really good at: big ideas and starting strong. I love thinking of the big-picture and of the long-term. My wife and I talk all the time about our plans for the next year, 5 years, 20 years, etc… On top of that, I often feel . . . → Read More: Finishing What You Start

Playing to Our Strengths

Right now, I am watching my young daughter play with her grandmother and great-grandmother. Because we haven’t been around family much, I find myself offering suggestions to which they reply, “We have done this before.” This reminds me of a conversation that I had earlier this week with Patrick Larkin (@bhsprincipal).

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A New Idea for Professional Development

Right now, I am avidly watching the 140 Character Conference which is being streamed live on UStream. I am learning a lot listening to Chris Lehmann, the principal of the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia. Honestly, his 10 minute presentation has been one of the highlights of my entire week. Here are . . . → Read More: A New Idea for Professional Development