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Tessa Gray commented on Hazel Owen's blog post Developing relationships - the key to fostering online professional communities
"I love Feverbee it's my go-to resource for online community management/support. As Hazel says, there's no one silver bullet, but I've always loved these 50 community building tips...as a helpful guide on the side. Any other top…"
Mar 22
Tessa Gray liked Rachel Roberts's blog post VLN Primary Teachers Share their Tips for Teaching Online
Mar 22
Tessa Gray replied to Sarah Whiting's discussion Applying 'The Chaos Monkey' to your life
"You're right, an interesting read Sarah, I tried to ignore the section of body parts self review haha! Instead I migrated to idea of self review and asking valuable questions after things go wrong.  How could I have detected this…"
Mar 4
Tessa Gray replied to Paul Keown's discussion Comparing Different OLCoP Approaches in the group Creating virtual PD communities
"Kia ora all and thanks Paul for kicking us off here. I can tell how passionate you are by the detailed detective work of mapping out trials and errors within your online community space. Right man for the job! You’re right about the different…"
Feb 15
Tessa Gray liked Paul Keown's discussion Comparing Different OLCoP Approaches
Feb 15
Tessa Gray commented on Hazel Owen's group Creating virtual PD communities
"Wow, great group and worthwhile resources being shared thanks Hazel, Paul and Zariah. I'm especially enjoying ideas for facilitating resource/discourse kind of interaction and participation with learners through blended methodologies. Nancy…"
Feb 3
Tessa Gray liked Jessica Carrell's blog post A Comprehensive Educational Technology Resource Guide
Dec 9, 2016
Tessa Gray joined Hazel Owen's group
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Creating virtual PD communities

We’d like to introduce you to one of the new playing fields in any practice - virtual Professional Development communities. We'd like to introduce you to the landscape and provide a safe space to try out some skills and tools, while working out how you might participate meaningfully in such a community. You may want to then start, and foster, your own virtual community - and in this group we plan to share, discuss, and develop strategies to help you.Image source:…See More
Apr 1, 2016
Tessa Gray commented on Tessa Gray's blog post Do blended PLD opportunities offer the same benefits as traditional PLD?
"Thanks Hazel for your comments. I've been part of some of the online opportunities you've mentioned - uChoose for one, and I also did a course for online design a few years ago. I wanted to do the course as it helps me in my online…"
Nov 24, 2015
Hazel Owen liked Tessa Gray's blog post Do blended PLD opportunities offer the same benefits as traditional PLD?
Nov 18, 2015
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Nov 17, 2015
Tessa Gray commented on Tessa Gray's blog post Teachers are doing it for themselves - PLD that is!
"@margaret macpherson You sound like you have the perfect professional/personal online/offline balance! Nice one :-)"
Nov 17, 2015
margaret macpherson commented on Tessa Gray's blog post Teachers are doing it for themselves - PLD that is!
"My typical Saturday morning lie in with cuppa now involves my mobile (a Samsung note so bigger for older eyes.) And a wander/ wonder through a raft of online learning- here (thanks to newsletter reminders) and the spaces it links to that catch my…"
Aug 29, 2015
margaret macpherson liked Tessa Gray's blog post Teachers are doing it for themselves - PLD that is!
Aug 29, 2015
Tessa Gray commented on Tessa Gray's blog post Teachers are doing it for themselves - PLD that is!
"Thanks Hazel for your comments :-) In terms of significant impact...I think for me, Josie's story above is one that really demonstrates the idea of pursuing authentic and timely PLD - to meet the specific needs of learners. There's also…"
Aug 26, 2015
Hazel Owen liked Tessa Gray's blog post Teachers are doing it for themselves - PLD that is!
Aug 25, 2015

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What is your profession?
Online facilitator
What is your interest in ICT Enhanced Learning and Teaching?
I help facilitate virtual learning opportunities to explore this area further with NZ educators - as the Enabling e-Learning facilitator.
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tessagray
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Do blended PLD opportunities offer the same benefits as traditional PLD?

Posted on November 17, 2015 at 14:30 3 Comments

Part 2:

In part 1, Teachers are doing it for themselves - PLD that is! we explored the upsurgence of emerging communities of practice and increased opportunities for online professional learning - in organised online communities as well as personal learning networks, using social networking…

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Teachers are doing it for themselves - PLD that is!

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 3:00 4 Comments

Part 1:

New Zealand teachers are recognized as a body of passionate professionals; enthusiastic to learn, eager to share and most earnest in their quest to affect student learning for the best. The link between teacher actions and outcomes for students has long been recognised - in particular, when educators engage in reflective inquiry into their practice, this can result in positive outcomes…

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At 15:40 on July 14, 2014, Hazel Owen said…

Kia ora, talofa lava, hello lovely Tess!! I am doing a virtual jig that you accepted the invitation, and am stupidly excited :-p Please (but only if you have time), do jump in with comments, posts (cross-posts with links back to all your awesome work in the VLN very much encouraged), vids, likes, suggestions...you name it. Yipppppeee. Cheers. Hazel

 
 
 

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