Archive For The “Professonal Development” Category

Games and faciltation

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Games and faciltation

Every now and then I get to do some things that are more fun than usual. Two workshops this year at e-fest. Creative online facilitation for formal taught courses in the new age of blogs, wikis and RSS With Leigh Blackall Communities of Practice 2.0: now we have Web 2.0 tools, what has changed for…

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Leadership and Teachers

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I think a Professional Leadership Community approach has a lot to offer. But what do we need leadership in teaching for? Brian Lord and Barbara Miller have this to say: At present, we do not know enough about teacher leadership to make bold claims for its effectiveness in helping reforms go to scale or improving…

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GTD (1) Getting things done.

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In case you don’t know what GTD means, it’s the term from Dave Allen’s book and stands for Getting Things Done. There are a bunch of web sites around to support this, in fact it’s become a cottage industry.   New job, new roles and all that, I think I need a little help at…

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Shift to UCTL (2)

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I now have a name plate on my door, and work is ramping up with calls about things WebCT for the new semester. But I’m still not sure about workshops as a vehicle for professional development. I found this video on a website today, one of two CareerBuilder.com‘s adverts at the super bowl. One of…

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Shift to UCTL (1)

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Shift to UCTL (1)

I’m now largely working in the main campus of the University, rather than Ilam West. The retreat from last year now sometimes seems like a distant memory. Here is the Teaching and Learning Plan: I’m still very interested to see how the whole teaching and learning aspects are linked (or otherwise) into the university structure…

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Staff Development

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I started a new job yesterday, similar role, but in a new institution. We have a meeting next Monday all day to plan the future with an external facilitator. Probably the usual: postit notes, markers, butchers paper, mints and sweaty pitchers of water. Should be good, we have some chance to plan how this new…

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Workshops in New Plymouth

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Workshops in New Plymouth

Well, a few of you know I’m up north doing my first visit to a couple of outposts of our College to run two workshops. Who decided to open these outposts here? (I wonder) I must ask. I’m currently in the second closest Motel to WITT. This has free broadband. More with it than some…

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