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Welcome to Paideia School's Pi 2.0 Class. This self-guided online learning adventure is designed to provide classroom teachers and other school personnel with an introductory "What's out there?" exploration of some common tools and concepts related to Web 2.0.

The goal of the course is to help everyone become familiar with some of the exciting, emerging Web technologies available to support professional, personal and classroom learning in the 21st Century! The course is, intentionally, about play and possibility, rather than pedagogy; about exploration, rather than classroom application; about discovery and experimentation, rather than "doing it right." We hope participants make connections and become inspired along the way. Learning is messy, and "mistakes" often lead to new understandings!

Over the next ten weeks, you will complete doable learning activities related to Web 2.0 tools and concepts. Each week will introduce (or expand upon) a new tool or concept through one or more discovery exercises, followed by one or more learning tasks (you will complete 1-2 tasks per week). The discovery exercises are "where the learning really happens" and are necessary for you to complete each task.

You will record your progress by posting to your own blog and elsewhere as directed. Your blog will serve as your personal learning journal, a place for you to record your experiences, frustrations, ideas, discoveries, questions and reflections. Your blog will also serve as your portfolio, a living artifact demonstrating your completion of the course. Participants will receive (and give) feedback and encouragement through each others' blogs.

This course offers no formal instruction. You will be your own mentor, with support from your colleagues and the Paideia Technology Department. You will decide when and where to complete each week's activities, and you will be responsible for "keeping up." You are encouraged to form "buddy groups" to work through the content together -- sharing, helping and encouraging each other. Throughout this “discovery learning” experience, you will likely encounter a number of small challenges, depending on your level of Web 2.0 experience to date. Each time you teach yourself something, find a solution or accomplish a task, you will feel empowered and be that much more tech savvy!

This course is approved for 2 PLU's. More information may be found on the FAQ page.

The next session will be offered in 2011.

Ready to learn more?
Visit the FAQ page and view The Syllabus (details for each task will be published weekly as the course progresses).