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I’m pleasantly exhausted after a very hectic morning at the Professional Development 2.0 workshop I facilitated, which was organized by APrIR and SBS. First, we dealt with some core concepts and compelling ideas related to open professional development and PLNs. Then, we modeled and experienced some types of social interactions and practices that will allow for a proper context for learning to take place. Although I feared some colleagues might be reluctant to engage in some of the activities, I was delighted (and relieved!) to see that they were eager to participate and learn from each other. Finally, we shared some useful tools and sites we can use to do online research and to keep a record of our learning experiences.
I strongly believe the Web 2.0 is not just about the tools, it’s about the learning, about the people we connect to. Therefore, it’s sparking that 2.0 attitude what matters, be it web or paper-based.
Ongoing, distributed, self-driven, empowering!… are just some of the ways to describe Open Online Professional Development. The Web 2.0 is unveiling the potential of a new learning culture that spreads across classrooms, schools and countries to give rise to a world-wide community of educators willing to reflect upon and share their experience and expertise, allowing us to finely tune our professional development to our needs, interests and possibilities.