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Building Educator Capacity Session 3 of 3 Scaling Up Your Offerings. May 2, 2013. Learning objectives. In this session we will : Hear from peers about their experiences and suggestions Learn how to use PiLN to build sustainability Hear more about the Expert Educator Program

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Building Educator Capacity

Session 3 of 3

Scaling Up Your Offerings

May 2, 2013

learning objectives
Learning objectives

In this session we will:

  • Hear from peers about their experiences and suggestions
  • Learn how to use PiLN to build sustainability
  • Hear more about the Expert Educator Program
  • Wrap up our Trainer Provider webcast series!
  • Social Media in Training–Carlos Fulgêncio(Portugal)
  • Learn how to use PiLN – Scott Burmester (Microsoft)
  • Lesson design or technology skills?– KelliEthredge(USA)
  • Using Feedback for Success – Helen Gooch (USA)
  • Expert Educator Program –Taryn Benarroch (Microsoft)
  • Close - Tracy Immel/ Adrian Blight
social media tools in teachers training
Social media tools in teachers training

Carlos Fulgêncio (Portugal)


Carlos Fulgêncio was born in Luanda, Angola.Lives and work in and fromLisbon, Portugal.Multidisciplinary professional with over 20 years international experience.Professional trainer since 1996. Teacher since 2010. Teachers trainer since 2011.▫ Chartered professional trainer in the European Union▫ Chartered teachers trainer in Portugal▫ Chartered marketeer and ICT professional▫ Climate Reality Project® leader & trainer


Social network | contacts > PiL Network

contents 1 what is social media 2 the top tools 3 why social media in teacher training 4 case study
Contents1. What is Social media?2. The “top” tools3. Why Social media in teacher training?4. Case study

1. What is Social media?“Social media refers to the means of interactions among people in which they create, share, and exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks.”quoted in “Social media”. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


4. Case study'ICT basic skills teachers training course’CFAE Seixal, Portugal Courses 2011.A492 editions (classes T22 & T23)March to May 2011

4 case study social media tools
4. Case studySocial media tools


Professional blog

Facebook private group

4. Case studyTraining metrics ▫ On-line posts/comments ▫ Opinion share ▫ Contact form replies ▫ Opinion pools

with Social



4. Case studyEvaluationThe numbers… “A train from the New York subway carries 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,600 times in 2011. If it was a train, it would need 5 trips for everyone to visit. In 2011, 9 new articles were published (...). 26 images were loaded, occupying a total of 41 MB. This about 2 pictures per month. [The courses last less then 3 months, so it is about 9 pictures per month] The day with the most traffic was March 25th with 295 views. The most popular article that day was 'Who are we...? '.” SourceWordpress annual report


4. Case studyEvaluationWhere from…?“South America: Brazil (100%)Europe: Portugal (99,9%), Lithuania (0,1%)Asia: Indonesia (50%), China (25%), Vietnam (25,5%), Saudi Arabia (12,5%)” For a blog only available in Portuguese…! SourceWordpress annual report

partners in learning network how to extend your capacity as trainers and peer coaches
Partners in Learning NetworkHow to extend your capacity as trainers and peer coaches

Hot Topics

Contribute to key education issues, moderated by industry experts

Invite Others

Send an email invitation for others to join – your chance to build status as a trainer


Create discussion forums with the attendees in your workshops


Utilize the reporting features to see what MS products are being used most


Improve our machine translation by becoming a translation manager

Content Uploads

Upload learning activities and tutorials and embed links into your community discussion

private groups coming soon
Private Groups – coming soon!

Create Group & Invite Others to Join

Upload and Delete Content in a List

Communicate with Members in Group

Manage Members and Permissions

Community Leader Badge for Moderator


  • Can be set as private or public
  • Send invitations to join
  • Request permission to join private groups
  • Content can be easily added and deleted
  • Send notification to one, many, or all members of a community
  • Assign member permissions to perform certain functions
  • Earn Leader and community member badges
Teaching and Learning Resources Director for St. Paul's Episcopal School.

Support PK-12 teachers in effective integration of technology and innovative lesson design.

A trained peer coaching facilitator through the PeerEdgroup & a Master Trainer for Microsoft’s U.S Innovative Educator Program.

Teach World Literature at the 10th grade level.



Tech Skills

tech tasting
Tech Tasting

Teachmeet type session

Highlight 8-10 “tech tools”

5 minutes or less for each tool

Share what the tool does & how it can be used in the classroom

Provide resource pages for each tool

Set up 1:1 sessions with teachers after tasting



felt heard

felt confident

became more willing to explore different learning design methods

began to collaborate with others who were interested in similar tools


Tech Skills

two years later
Two years later

Progression has continued

I have been able to incorporate 21st century lesson design into conversations

Teachers are more apt to think of pedagogy first and then how tech can enhance learning goals

Tech Skills



Helen B Gooch

Instructional Technology Coordinator

Clarksville-Montgomery Co

Tennessee, USA

May 2, 2013

Building Educator Capacity

Session 3 of 3

using feedback for success
Using Feedback for Success
  • Adult learners often do not want to admit they do not know something.
  • Providing a Backchannel and/or Twitter feed before, during and after your session gives a unique opportunity for feedback
    • Greeting / Introductions – prior
    • Reinforcement / Review / Problems – during
    • Follow-up - after

“Innovative teaching plus access to technology results in students learning 21st Century Skills”

Innovative Teaching and Learning Research

But how do we support, recognize, and grow the most innovative educators in the world?

partners in learning educator program
Partners in LearningEducator Program

Competitive application


Online professional development + learning activity


new expert educator a global search for the world s most innovative educators
New! Expert EducatorA global search for the world’s most innovative educators


Meet face to face at the Global Forum to learn and celebrate together


Only 250 will be chosen for this elite program


Join a global community of Expert Educators to learn and grow together


Opportunities to receive more in-depth professional development

who are we looking for
Who are we looking for?
  • Current classroom educator
  • Demonstrated passion for teaching and learning
  • Innovative use technology to elicit 21st Century skills in students and achieve learning outcomes
  • Credibility in the classroom, school and community
  • Professional generosity
  • Passion and drive to make a difference

what do we expect
What do we expect?
  • Share passion of Microsoft tools and resources through social media, blogs, videos and events
  • Active participation and recruitment on the Partners in Learning Network
  • Provide input and feedback as requested
  • Act as peer coach to other educators
  • Represent Microsoft at local events as appropriate


Fill out application

Announcement of Expert Educators

Collaborate with fellow Experts


On-going professional development

Global Forum


Now - September




next steps
Next steps
  • If you’re a classroom educator, apply!
  • Trainer or consultant? Build your reputation by having one of your teachers win!
  • Spread the word – Download One Pager


what s next
What’s next?

Tracy Immel

nearly done
Nearly done!

You will be emailed by May 17 with notification

Please send detailed feedback on resources to:

Ongoing discussion group contributions

In planning mode, you’ll hear about what 2013-14 has in store for you soon!

And one final announcement….

chance to attend the 2014 global forum
Chance to attend the 2014 Global Forum

Utilize the “invite others” feature in your PiLN profile

Peer coach: recruit 25+

Trainer: recruit 100+

Deadline December 31, 2013

Chance to win a trip to the 2014 Global Forum! Start referring and training educators today!

Winners announced in January 2014