I thought this video might be of interest as it shows new and emerging models of professional development in both face-to-face and online communities of educators. This video brings together teachers from Philadelphia (including PhilWP TC Meenoo Rami) and New York City and is facilitated by Shelly Terrell, the founder of #edchat and other online initiatives.
You can read more about these different projects at the following links:
- #engchat: community, conversation and collaboration for English teachers, http://digitalis.nwp.org/resource/1802
- edcamp, http://edcamp.wikispaces.com/
- TEDxNYED, http://tedxnyed.com/2011/
- What is #edchat, http://teacherbootcamp.edublogs.org/2009/07/30/what-is-edchat/