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ERIC Number: EJ876342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
Teachers Click with Shared Content and Anytime Access
Pijanowski, Lissa
Journal of Staff Development, v31 n1 p30-33, 35 Feb 2010
Web 2.0 is a widely used term to describe web-based tools that rely on user input and collaboration. So what would professional learning 2.0 look like? When educators are asked to do more with less and still reach ever-rising benchmarks for student achievement, leaders must begin to think differently about how classroom teachers are supported. Now is the time for professional learning driven by the use of new tools and engaging structures that provide real-time, meaningful collaboration opportunities. Forsyth County Schools in Georgia is emerging as a professional learning 2.0 innovator. The district of 34,000 students and more than 2,500 teachers began the 2008-2009 school year with a vision for leveraging the intellectual capital of the district's educators while providing teachers opportunities to collaborate and create. The vision for this new structure for learning started with a learning management system that was in place for delivering courses and content to students. District leaders quickly identified the untapped potential this tool could have for professional learning. Angel Learning, the learning management system used in Forsyth County Schools, provides an interface and components that leaders were able to customize to meet district needs. This article discusses the district's professional learning 2.0 strategy and describes how technology is being used to transform educator learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
IES Cited: ED544210