Designing and Sustaining Virtual Communities for Teachers: June 15-July 7, 2006

Designing and Sustaining Virtual Communities for Teachers
Facilitator:
Therese LaferriereThérèse Laferrière
Description: The possibilities and realities of creating virtual communities to the service of teacher professional development have been explored for the past twenty years. In the light of expansive learning theory (Engeström, 1987) this seminar calls on both designers and participants of networked communities to assess how far we have come into designing online communities as serious places for teacher professional development. Let's share what in our understanding stood out of the best attempts to do so? What are the lessons learned? What are the embedded contradictions? What are the next steps?


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Seminar hiatus photo of me taken by a short person :-)Sylvia Currie 0 Sylvia Currie
Mon, 10 Jul 2006, 8:03 AM
If You Build It, Will They Come? Picture of Heather RossHeather Ross 8 nicki dabner
Wed, 28 Jun 2006, 5:30 PM
Let's begin with one virtual community of teachers in mind Picture of Therese LaferriereTherese Laferriere 8 Therese Laferriere
Tue, 27 Jun 2006, 12:27 PM