Sunday, November 25, 2012

Connecting, Reflecting & Creating: Why We Blog

     I have exciting news I want to share! A fellow student teacher, Tyler L, and myself will be presenting our very own Professional Development sessions!!

    Tyler and myself are both avid bloggers and we have actually spent some time this year sharing our experience with first year Faculty of Education students in their "ICT in Education" class. After some consultation with a professor we began working on our own Professional Development session on how blogging can benefit educators. What resulted was, Connecting, Reflecting & Creating: Why We Blog.

     "From being used as a reflective tool and a means to gain meaningful feedback 
      from peers, to creating primary resources that can be used in the classroom 
      and building a valuable PLN, this session will demonstrate the benefits of 
      blogging as an educator. This session will provide an overview of the many 
      ways that blogging can positively impact your teaching through first hand 
      accounts, examples and hands-on activities. You are encouraged to bring 
      laptops/devices but they not essential."

    Tyler and I both approach blogging from different point of view and have each used our blogs for very unique things so I am excited that we were able to come together and showcase all of our different experiences! We will be presenting this PD session on January 15th at our university as well as February 23rd at the 9th Annual BYTE Conference.

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4 comments:

  1. This is awesome, you two will put on a great session. You epitomize the wonderful teachers coming out of BU (of course, I am somewhat biased). Very proud of you both.

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  2. That's fantastic, Kirsten! Congratulations on your continued success in your Education journey!
    Nancy
    Mrs. Stoltenberg's Second Grade Class

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  3. Wow, what a great opportunity! Congratulations! :D

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    1. Thank you Angel! I am very lucky to have such a great partner in Tyler as well as the support of my professors, I wouldn't be presenting if it wasn't for them!

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