FEB 7: Introduction to MOOCs and PLEs Weekly Topic: Getting started in the course; Expectations; Where to go-what to do; Where to get help; Tell a friend (publicize your activity) Critical questions: What is a MOOC? How do you learn in a MOOC? What is a PLE? What is the theoretical foundation for PLEs? How do PLEs support inquiry learning in K12? What are some examples of PLEs?
Live Session: Tuesday, February 8th, 7PM EST -- Wendy Drexler & Christopher Sessums -- Welcome and Introductions Click here to enter the LIVE SESSION. Room will be open at 6PM EST, 2/8/2011
FEB 14: The Networked Student Model: Supporting the processes Critical questions: What are the processes necessary to support construction of PLEs for inquiry? What is inquiry learning? What tools are available to organize a PLE? What does a PLE for K12 inquiry look like? What is the significance of Really Simple Syndication (RSS)?
FEB 21: Practicing digital responsibility Critical questions: What are CIPA and COPPA; how do they affect your ability to facilitate PLEs in your classroom? What is Fair Use? Why is an acceptable use policy (AUP) important?
Live Session: Tuesday, February 22nd at 7PM EST feat. Kristin Hokanson Click here to enter the LIVE SESSION.
FEB 28: Practicing digital literacy Critical questions: How can teachers help students find and evaluate Internet resources? How can an Internet search be conducted more effectively? What are search options and alternatives?
Live Sessions: Tuesday, March 1st at 7PM EST feat Wendy Drexler & Christopher D. Sessums Click here to enter the LIVE SESSION.
MAR 7: Organizing content Critical questions: What organizational tools are available for K12 teachers? What are the core organizational requirements?
Live Sessions: Tuesday, March 8th at 7PM EST feat. Buffy Hamilton, Randy Hollinger, Clarence Fisher.
MAR 21: Synthesizing and creating Critical questions: How do we get students from collecting content to synthesizing content? What is the role of creativity as a 21st Century skill? Why is it important?
Live Sessions: TBA
MAR 28: Sharing and evaluating the PLE Critical questions: How has the understanding of personal learning environments changed? What next steps could be taken to implement personal learning in the classroom? How are PLEs evaluated?
Live Sessions: Tuesday, March 29th at 7PM EST feat. Wendy Drexler & Christopher Sessums