MMVC16 – Abundance in TPD: More than meets the eye

Learning2gether Episode 340

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Vance Stevens delivering a talk on Sunday, August 7, at MMVC16 – Moodle Moot Virtual Conference 2016

An abundance of PD opportunities online: More than meets the eye.

This Learning2gether Episode #340 is one of many online PD opportunities that are taking place literally as we speak, and if this is a representative moment, this extrapolates to an abundance of PD opportunities online at any given moment. Abundance in teacher professional development implies TPD that is free, easily accessible, and available as per user interest in the manner of a berry bush, where users pick the most desirable berries from among those most easily reachable. But institutional PD is often approached from a mindset of scarcity, meaning it is time-bound, tied to brick and mortar, and often driven top-down. This presentation will help viewers visualize the abundance in a way that this perspective can be shared with whomever is driving your PD through a scarcity paradigm.




This was just one part of the 5th Annual Moodle Moot Virtual Conference #mmvc16

Fri Aug 5 through Sun Aug 7 – Nellie Deutsch presents 5th MMVC16


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The 5th annual MoodleMoot Virtual Conference (MMVC16) for 2016 free online event will take place August 5-7, 2016 on MoodleMoot Moodle learning environment. The presenters of MMVC16 are educators who use technology in face-to-face, fully online, and/or in blended learning courses. You can access the webinars (available as MP4), presentations, and the content in the courseware of MMVC16 conference area using Facebook, LinkedIn or Gmail accounts to register, enrol, and login each time:

Presenters will receive certificates for presenting. Participants will receive certificates of completion, if they qualify. The certificates are free. The criteria for the certificates of completion is to reflect on 3 webinars or recordings, which are available in the courseware of the conference area on MMVC16 Moodle under webinars, in a blog post for each webinar. Use the following template to reflect

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Videos playlist

MoodleMOOT Virtual Conference August 5-7, 2016
A review by Sibel Taşkın Şimşek


Earlier this week

Learning2gether episode 339 Sat July 30 – Hanging out at EdCampGlobal

Sat Aug 6 1600 UTC Hyperdocs: Digital Lesson Design Using Google Apps on Classroom 2.0

Saturday, August 6, 2016
9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET
Hyperdocs: Digital Lesson Design Using Google AppsWe are so excited to welcome Lisa HighfillKelly Hilton, and Sarah Landis to our kick-off webinar for the new school year! They will be sharing a fantastic digital tool which they created called “HyperDocs.” You will be thrilled to learn all of the powerful uses for HyperDocs to facilitate and enhance learning for your students!Webinar Description: In this webinar, participants will learn how to improve their digital pedagogy instantly by creating HyperDocs – powerful inquiry-based learning tools. HyperDocs are digital tools that replace the worksheet method of delivering instruction. Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton, and Sarah Landis will discuss how using Google apps for packaging and workflow can greatly enhance reading and writing instruction. We will explore the philosophy behind HyperDocs, how to create them, and they will present many examples that you can edit, revise, and use in the classroom. Additionally, participants will learn how creative packaging of digital web tools can be used to transform their lessons into interactive, multi-layered experiences for students. This workshop is great for all grade levels and subjects including administrators and coaches, and each participant will leave the session with new thinking about how to effectively integrate digital instruction.Remember to follow us on Twitter: #liveclass20More information and session details are at If you’re new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pm Eastern (GMT-5) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE! link at All webinars are closed captioned.

On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site ( you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent “ Open Mic show “What’s on your Summer Bucket List?”” session facilitated by the always amazing facilitator extraordinaire, Paula Naugle Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

Classroom 2.0 LIVE Team: Peggy George, Lorie Moffat, Tammy Moore, Paula Naugle, Steve Hargadon

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