Develop and implement the Web 2.0 course curriculum map by attending conferences and developing a Professional Learning Network through the use of Web 2.0 tools (Twitter, FaceBook, etc.). Course learning objectives and curriculum map will be derived from my own Web 2.0 learning; feedback will be provided by my PLN and reflections on content will be posted on my professional blog at http://mrdooley.blogspot.com.
How will this improve student learning?
Student learning will be improved by the implementation of current and future Web 2.0 tools (rather than out-dated and “unexciting” ones). By attending conferences and utilizing my PLN, I will be sure to expose students the latest, most cutting-edge educational Web 2.0 tools to enrich their future academic careers.
National Middle School Association 2009 Conference – attend workshops that focus on the teaching and administration of Web 2.0 tools.
Computer-Using Educators 2010 Conference – attend workshops focusing on cutting-edge web-based educational tools to include in curriculum map. Attain specific examples and authentic assessments to be used with the web-based tools.
PLN Utilization – attain new Web 2.0 ideas/content/assessments/tools from my network of other technologically advanced teachers, administrators, and technology coordinators.
Blog – reflect on new Web 2.0 ideas/content/assessments/tools through my professional blog.
Updates, ideas, curricular goals, and reflections regarding this self-directed plan will posted in my blog under the PD2010 tag.
If you're trying to find me on various Web 2.0 apps, here is a list of my Web 2.0 Usernames:
Your feedback is welcome!