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Enhancing Inclusive Environments in Alberta Schools - Building Communities of Practice

1-1:40pm Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach presents via Elluminate Connected Learning Communities of Change

Connected Learning Communities of Change

Professional learning communities can engender much-needed collaboration and learning among educators — collaboration that leads to improved practice, greater student achievement and positive school reform; collaboration now further enabled by the affordances of emerging technologies. The Web affords us an amazing opportunity to pursue our passions within online communities and networks of like-minded learners from around the globe. Participants will learn valuable lessons for designing, leading and learning from global collaboration.

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Attributes of Healthy Communities

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Build with Evolution in Mind

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Examples of Inclusive Education Communities

Inclusion Network
http://inclusionnetwork.ning.com/
Linked In- Special Educators' Corner
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Special-Educators-Corner-1862313?gid=1862313&mostPopular=&trk=tyah
Facebook- Autism & Special Needs Resources|
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Autism-Special-Needs-Resources/111830124126
Special Needs Apps for Kids
http://www.facebook.com/snapps4kids
Advocacy for Children with Special Needs
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Advocacy-for-Children-with-Special-Needs/155500138900
All Kids Have Special Needs
http://allkidshavespecialneeds.ning.com/
Inclusion Group in Classroom 2.0
http://www.classroom20.com/group/technologyinspecialeducation
Inclusive Network in UK
http://inclusive.ning.com/

Twitter Hashtag Chats around Inclusion

#SpecialNeeds
#youmightbeanautismparentif
#cerebralpalsy
#spedchat
#aspergers
#autism
Others
http://edudemic.com/2011/10/twitter-hashtag-dictionary/
http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/2011/05/advice-from-twitter-hashtag-queen-steve.html

RESOURCES

What is Twitter?
http://newtoolsworkshop.wikispaces.com/Twitter

Twitter4Teachers
http://twitter4teachers.pbworks.com/w/page/22554534/FrontPage

Follow Sheryl on Twitter
http://twitter.com/snbeach

The Art of Building Learning Communities
http://21stcenturylearning.typepad.com/blog/2007/08/the-art-of-buil.html

Networks and Communities: How We Share Teaching Practice in the 21st Century
http://21stcenturylearning.wikispaces.com/Creating+Environments+that+Support+Possibilities-+The+Role+of+Emerging+Technologies+in+the+Core+Curriculum

Professional Learning Communities that Reach Outside the School
http://21stcenturylearning.typepad.com/blog/2007/10/professional-le.html

Building Virtual Communities
http://www.techlearning.com/article/7702

10 Minute Lecture
http://www.archive.org/details/10minLectures-SherylNussbaum-beach-TheArtOfBuildingVirtualCommunities_474

Recent Interview
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2011/11/18/interview-of-the-month-sheryl-nussbaum-beach/

Passion Based Learning
http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2011/04/20/interview_nussbaum-beach.html?tkn=QQSFIvBufG4qp2Pb7fRNbsDuMCwwcFTJ0d9b&cmp=ENL-TU-NEWS2

Empirical Research- Online Communities
http://21stcenturylearning.wikispaces.com/CREATE+Workshop+Virginia

Gareis, C. R. and Sheryl, N. , 2007-02-24 "Electronically Networking to Develop Accomplished Professional Teachers" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Hilton New York, New York, NY Online// <PDF>. 2009-05-24 from http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p141983_index.html

4 L Model
http://learningcircuits.blogspot.com/2006/06/roles-in-cops.html

Blogging Community
http://supportblogging.com/Links+to+School+Bloggers



Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach
Co-founder and CEO, Powerful Learning Practice, LLC
Author: //The Connected Educator - Learning and leading in a digital age//
twitter: @snbeach | blog: 21st century collaborative | blog: plpnetwork.com
Bio and CV:http://www.21stcenturycollaborative.com/about-me/