Online PD - Challenging the traditional concept of learning Matt James Head of Online PD email@example.com Mirja Myllykangas Online PD Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org
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The context:our environment, methodology, Experience virtual classroom experience , outreach
Online PD offer in 2013
The value2nd of professional development Outlook: beyond 2
21st century learning • Continually changing and highly demanding environment • The revolution of technology • New roles of the teacher • Schools as learning places • Students and digitalization
Time for a new
Our approach to online learning
Online PD is built around • Collaboration: participants are the protagonists in the learning process; the facilitators empower leadership • Knowledge-building via discussion forums, wikis, learning blogs, glossaries, group work, individual reflection. • Flexible learning with defined participation guidelines and defined learning outcomes.
Online PD â€“ anytime and anywhere
Online PD â€“ connecting teachers around the world
â€œI liked the environment. It was amazing to meet in such a short time so many different experiences, opinions and knowledge from all around the world.â€?
Online PD has grown to be an integral part of IBâ€™s PD offer
Growth in professional development
Online Participants 7150
Demographics of our participants
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83% teachers 10+ years of experience, 2 years of IB experience 68% female 51% Master’s degrees, 27% Bachelor’s, 11% Professional certification 50% have attended an IB workshop 41% have participated in an online course (IB and non)
Guiding principles for IB PD
â€œIB PD plays a vital role in understanding, supporting and successfully delivering IB programmes, supporting life-long learning and encouraging best practice in teaching and learning.â€?
Experience our virtual class room
In 2013 we offer more than 150 workshops in all four programmes
The future learning model Online coaching
Subject based discussions
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â€œI've been to several resort workshops and there are too many distractions (food, sites, nightlife). An online environment involves more writing and reflection and guarantees that the teacher learners actively participate. There is greater accountability and more personalized input to the learner in an online environment.â€?