K12 Online Conference: PD Credit

In a previous post I encouraged you to participate in the the free, K12Online Conference, (as well as request preapproval from your building administrator to count your participation toward Salary Advancement Workshop credit, Willard teachers). The K12Online Conference Credit Wiki provides information about both graduate credits and professional development credit.

PD Credit

  1. Check the schedule of presentations for availability. If the session has been posted, a link will be provided in the Presenter and Presentation column. The presentations will be available for months, so take your time.
  2. Click the presentation link of your choice to view the session web page with all its resources (videos, handouts, web site links, chats, etc.)
  3. After consuming the content, publish a reflection of what you have learned using the PD Rubric below. Digital copies of the PD Rubric are available at the K12Online Conference Credit Wiki.
  4. Submit this reflection to the Conference PD Database. Submissions will be immediately viewable. (This means you can read other participants reflections before or after completing yours.) This database will be monitored for accountability and quality control purposes. (This database is not yet available but should be in just a couple days.)
  5. You will then be able to download a certificate that includes the details of your submission. (Willard teachers: attach this to your preapproved Salary Advancement Workshop form.)
  6. Two hours of PD credit will be provided for each conference presentation successfully viewed and reflected on, per the PD rubric.

PD Rubric: as Provided by K12Online Conference Credit Committee

  1. Your name
  2. Name of session
  3. Conference strand
  4. Main points: Takeaways and questions the participant has now after viewing the presentation
  5. Web address of the session
  6. What did you gain from the session in terms of your personal professional development? (See Methodology below.)
  7. How will you apply the learning to your professional situation? This may include both “quick wins” and longer-term changes. Bear in mind that it would be useful to plan changes in a way that allows you to measure their impact. This will often entail stating the outcomes as questions you want to be answered.
  8. What other resources, including reading material, are relevant to this?

Methodology

Here are some suggestions for the format of your answers to numbers 6 to 8 above. Note that these are suggestions, and may not be acceptable in your particular circumstances. If we’ve left any out, feel free to add your own suggestions.

  • A short video (5 to 10 minutes long), accessible from a site such as TeacherTube
  • A short digital story created with VoiceThread, BubbleShare, Yackpack.com or another website permitting voice-annotated images
  • A narrated digital story created with a software tool like PhotoStory3, Moviemaker, Jumpcut.com or iMovie.
  • A short podcast
  • A short presentation
  • As a blog post to a personal blog or a social networking site
  • As a page on a wiki site created by the participant
  • You may wish to use Social bookmarking (aka delicious) to share resources (Q8)

Graduate Credit

If you are interested in the details on receiving graduate credit hours from Plymouth State University, see the Graduate Credit page of the wiki.

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