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Professional Learning

WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO LEARN IN THIS INDEPENDENT LEARNING UNIT:

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After completing this unit, the educator will:

1. Know about the variety of collaborative tools available online

2. Be able to use the collaboration tools in Google and Office 365

3. Be able to use an ePal site to create collaborative projects with students

4. Be able to use multimedia bulletin boards

5. Be able to use collaborative note-taking tools

6. Make connections with technology standards and best practice

8. Transfer the learning to professional practice by applying these resources to collaborate globally and in the classroom 

You will be documenting your learning as you go through each of the sections. Use this Google Doc Checklist as you go through the course.

Please visit the FINAL ASSIGNMENT page before you begin. 

Note: This independent learning unit should no take no longer than 10 hours. 

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Standards

Addressing the ISTE Standards For Educators

Learner
1b. Pursue professional interests by creating and actively participating in local and global learning networks.

Leader
2b. Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.
2c. Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, evaluation, curation, and adoption of new digital resources and tools for learning.

Citizen
3a. Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.
3b. Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency.
3c. Mentor students in safe, legal and ethical practices with digital tools and the protection of intellectual rights and property.
3d. Model and promote the management of personal data and digital identity and protect student data privacy.

Collaborator
4a. Dedicate planning time to collaborate with colleagues to create authentic learning experiences that leverage technology.
4b. Collaborate and co-learn with students to discover and use new digital resources and diagnose and troubleshoot technology issues.
4c. Use collaborative tools to expand students' authentic, real-world learning experiences by engaging virtually with experts, teams and students, locally and globally.
4d. Demonstrate cultural competency when communicating with students, parents and colleagues and interact with them as co-collaborators in student learning.

Designer
5a. Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
5b. Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

Facilitator
6a. Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.