Dr. Stoney Beavers highlights the work of Alabama educators who served on our KLN and PCN design teams this summer, creating a unique virtual learning program for our network partners who elect to join us for professional development this school year. Learn more about blended synchronous and asynchronous experiences that promise to advance our teaching and leadership skills in these most challenging times.
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Summer is a great time for professional learning, even in a pandemic, as Stoney Beavers found out during last week’s CLAS 2020 Convention @Home. He loved the dress code (Zoom Casual), managed to find the venue (“Your couch”), and fully appreciated the agenda, filled with insightful and thought-provoking speakers – including John Hattie, George Couros, Regina Louise, Hamish Brewer and an impressive array of Alabama school leaders. Read his reflections here.
If you want to widen your personal and professional learning networks, writes Stoney Beavers, “look for a Twitter chat that interests you and come on in. The water is fine.” Stoney shares his own experience as an education chat rookie, recommends a good place to start, and includes some links that will help you figure out the how, which, what, and (perhaps most important) why.