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2 Objectives Become familiar with the purpose and features of Epsilen Learn to navigate the Epsilen environment Develop a professional ePortfolio on Epsilen
3 Getting Started in Epsilen: A Guide for Texas Educators Introduction Online learning Standards for professional behavior My Portal Creating an ePortfolio Joining a group in Epsilen
4 What Is Project Share? Project Share is a new initiative that targets the following goals: Expanding the development and delivery of high-quality professional development in an interactive and engaging e-learning environment Providing access to online resources, online course content, academic networking, and professional learning communities
5 What Is Epsilen? Epsilen is an online site that includes the following: Online courses ePortfolios Groups E-mail File sharing Multimedia resources, including the New York Times Content Repository
6 Standards for Professional Behavior Epsilen is designed for professional interactions. Think of your participation in Epsilen as a public reflection of your professional life. Epsilen postings create a permanent record.
14 ePortfolio Your ePortfolio is your online identity in Epsilen. You may wish to use include the following: – Contact information – Welcome note – Photo suitable for a professional setting – Résumé – Teaching interests
34 Groups Designed to create professional learning communities, which support educators in many ways, including the following: Continuing conversations started in face-to- face training sessions Providing a forum to share ideas and resources