CSLA Launches Free Web 2.0 Professional Development Resources

The California School Library Association (CSLA) has launched new teacher professional development resources focused on strengthening 21st century teaching skills. All of the resources are free.

The new resources are presented as online, self-paced tutorials composed of modules and activities that are designed to improve familiarity with Web 2.0 tools and their use in classroom settings. They include Classroom Learning 2.0 and School Library Learning 2.0.

Both Classroom Learning 2.0 and School Library Learning 2.0 include activities spread out over nine weeks. They include exercises, tutorials, and other activities and resources. Both focus on Web 2.0 tools and developing skills that can be used in the classroom. Further information on Classroom Learning 2.0 can be found here. Further information on School Library Learning 2.0 can be found here.

In addition to the Web 2.0-centered resources, CSLA has also launched one covering assistive technologies. It includes five modules covering:

  • Learning about disabilities;
  • An exploration of hardware assistive technologies;
  • Software-based assistive technologies;
  • Awareness and etiquette; and
  • Curriculum resources and recommended reading.

Further information on Discovering Assistive Technology can be found here.

CSLA has also launched a new resource aimed specifically at middle school students: Learning 2.0 for Teens. It provides teens with 10 activities designed to help them learn the use of Web 2.0 tools to help them with their studies. Activities are spread over eight weeks and include learning about copyright, using Google docs, creating videos, and setting up a blog.

Further information on Learning 2.0 for Teens can be found here.

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