Topic Online PD with Dennis Newson, NIck Noakes, and Vance Stevens: EVO2009 VWLL

EVO = Electronic Village Online

Streamer = Jose Rodriguez

Time Keeper = Lisa Durff

Chatroom = Maria Knee

Intro/Outtro= Durff / Maria

Skypeconferencecall = Durff

Interviewer = Jose/Alice


Intro: [Maria/ Durff] Welcome to It's Elementary Show #31. We are streaming live on the EdTechTalk Channel of the Worldbridges network with Lisa Durff, a K12 teacher in Maryland, AND Jose Rodriguez, third grade teacher in Los Angeles CA AND Maria Knee, a kindergarten teacher in Deerfield, NH AND Alice Mercer, an Elementary computer lab teacher in Sacramento, CA. Today is Monday, February 23rd, 2009. We are talking about Self Directed Learning and Online Professional Development with our guests Dennis Newson, Nick Noakes, and Vance Stevens from EVO2009 Virtual Worlds and Language Learning


1. Introduction of guests

  • Dennis Newson, Nick Noakes, and Vance Stevens

Tell us about your background and involvement in educational technology


2. Setting the stage; definitions of the subject

  • How could you define Self Directed Learning?

  • What are some good/great examples of self directed learning?

  • Tell us about the EVOVWLL session.



3. Online Professional Development Opportunities.

  • What is the difference Self Directed Learning and taking online professional development like the current EVO Sessions?

  • How can we get started? Some good resources?


4. Use of Social Networking in facilitating Online PD

  • Using Wikis organize session content.

  • How about Ning, how effective has it been?

  • Social Networking tools in Second Life


5. Barriers to effective implementation or sustainability - roundtable discussion

  • Once we get started, how can we keep the momentum going?

  • Any barriers such as sites being blocked, technical no how, etc...?


6. Questions/comments/ further discussion


  • Comments by Co-hosts Alice, Maria, Lisa, Jose on how they have participated in online PD opportunities.

  • K12Online Conference

  • Webcast Academy

7. Review and wrap up by Alice


8. Post show




Outtro: [Maria] This has been It's Elementary Show #31 with Maria Knee, Jose Rodriguez, Alice Mercer, and Lisa Durff webcasting live on the edtechtalk channel of the worldbridges network. Thanks to worldbridges, edtechtalk, and our guest tonite. Special thanks to Jeff Lebow and Dave Cormier. Our next show will be a special edition of It's Elementary: http://www.edubloggercon.com/cue2009 Wednesday March 4th time is To Be Announced ........ See you then.