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  • cristina costa
    Thanks Elizabeth. I have just registered! ;-) Cris Dr Elizabeth Hanson-Smith escreveu: Dear EVO
    Message 1 of 2 , May 3, 2007
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      Thanks Elizabeth.
      I have just registered! ;-)

      Dr Elizabeth Hanson-Smith <ehansonsmi@...> escreveu: Dear EVO Colleagues and Webheads--

      Several of us are participating in this online discussion as Guest Speakers. You may find the discussion of interest--and it's free!

      The list and discussion are hosted by the National Institute for Literacy and the Assoc. for Adult Literacy Professional Developers, both USA-based institutions, but it will be a global audience.

      Join the discussion if you can--

      Going the Distance: Online and Blended Models of Sustained Professional Development

      Where held: The Adult Literacy Professional Development Discussion List
      Discussion Primer: May 7-13, 2007
      Discussion with Guests: May 14 – 21, 2007
      To participate, subscribe: http://www.nifl.gov/mailman/listinfo/Professionaldevelopment
      Moderator: Jackie Taylor, jataylor@...
      Guest Participants (Biographies): http://tinyurl.com/yrtktz
      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.

      General Overview
      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 Teacher and Coordinator, Franco-Brazilian secondary school, Sao Paulo; TESOL EVO
      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)

      National Institute for Literacy
      Adult Literacy Professional Development mailing list
      To unsubscribe or change your subscription settings, please go to http://www.nifl.gov/mailman/listinfo/professionaldevelopment
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      Professional Development section of the Adult Literacy Education Wiki

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