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1:00-1:45 - Welcome, Housekeeping, introductions

  • Workshop Overview, Goals, and Philosophy

1. PRIMARY OBJECTIVE - For you to go back and change at least one thing your are doing in your typical practice in the classroom.

2. To expose you to several tools and strategies used to make connections with content experts beyond the four walls of your classroom.

3. To help you gain an awareness of several read/write web tools (blogs, wikis, social networking tools) through an immersion strategy.

4. To promote a sense of urgency for 21st Century teaching and learning.

5. To give you an emergent understanding of how to use the inquiry approach through passion-based teaching.

1:45-2:40- Passion-based Learning- Trends Driving the Need for Change

Want to Know More about Dimensions of Change

Passion-based Resources

2:40-2:50- Break

2:50-3:10- Meet the Edublogger Community

Good writing begins with reading- Good blogging begins with reading

  • Choose a blog or two to read and explore
  • Click here and leave a quick overview of what you found and your reaction.

Want to Know More about Blogs and Wikis?


3:10-3:45- Building Your Personal Learning Network


3:45-4:15 "Unconference Type" Discussions (tools or topics)

4:15-4:50 Setting the Stage for Inquiry

4:50-5:00 Debrief and Q&A