Monday, February 9, 2009

LearningFront and Alternate Routes to Teacher Certification

Dear LearningFront Colleagues:

National Conference!
I’m scheduled to present the following session at 11:00 AM on 6 April 2009 at the Renaissance Marriot Hotel in Washington, DC at the annual conference of the National Center for Alternative Certification:

Title of Presentation: "Advancing the Frontier of Teaching through Online Learning Communities"

Brief Summary: Online learning communities offer one of the most exciting ways to collaborate, share information, and support alternative routes to certification. Discover in this session how you can build or join a network of online colleagues or teams, use Web 2.0 professional tools to improve teaching and learning, and communicate worldwide.

Objectives of the Presentation: Participants attending this presentation will learn how to:
  • Build or join an online learning community of colleagues and teams;
  • Combine social and professional networking with Web 2.0 development tools to improve pathways to teaching;
  • Overcome content, communication, time, and location barriers as colleagues collaborate, co-create, and share resources to expand their frontiers of learning.
My Thoughts: I think that LearningFront has much to offer candidates for initial teacher certification because it places the tools of teaching at their fingertips and provides ways to share and collaborate among peers, mentors, and school and program staff. Wow! When armed with WikiTasks, Clone-a-Task, IM, and Colleague and Team messages, prospective and their experienced supervising teachers and teacher educators can increase their communication and productivity at the speed of light!

Here is the link to learn more about the conference:

I hope you can make the conference!

Nick Hobar
President, LearningFront

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