We had a great time at the Web 2.0 All-You-Can-Eat Buffet workshop in San Antonio.
All of the resources we shared are available for anyone to access, share, and use in any setting in the Web 2.0 All-You-Can-Eat Buffet wiki.
Here is the “roadmap” and some quick start guides for the workshop.
Over the past year, I have been working on strategies for differentiating PD. I am more convinced than ever that a great way to provide meaningful, hands-on, inquiry-driven PD is with a wiki and a “road map” that lets people work at their own level. I am trying to do less and less presentation at my workshops. I sometimes get a few comments from people who prefer a slower, step-by-step walk-through of each thing we’re doing, but most people like what I think is a more authentic and meaningful approach to PD. Here are some comments people have made about this:
- “I liked being able to work at my own pace. ”
“[The wiki] was great! Everything you need to know or to have for review will be available in one easy location anytime I want it!”
“Great hands on approach. I learn best when I can do it myself.”
“These kinds of topics need time for exploration and right-at-the-time questions.”
“I liked the break up of overview and hands on. This allowed participants to play and ask questions when needed.”
“Great balance and I did not feel guilty when I was working on the laptop.” [Presenter’s notes: I didn’t see anyone doing email or other “off-task” things during the copious hands-on time. This made me feel good!]