# Time After Time

Traditional platforms of instruction has changed due to a myriad of ways of improving online learning, distance technologies, and simulation methods. Many of these learning technologies are beneficial to model the real world of practice. Adult education must be relevant and impactful in order to align technology with the workforce and to build a learning platform of the future for employee professional development. As a leader, how would you create or design a professional development program using technology where collaboration often occurs in an asynchronous or synchronous platform.

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## Time After Time

I had to read this question a few times before I could understand what it was asking, and all I could hear was Cyndi Lauper singing her song. So, how to do a workshop for adults where they are in class at the same time (synchronous) and also not at the same time (asynchronous). Don’t you just love Greek and Latin roots??

For the ** synchronous professional development** on cooperative learning, I would do a family math style problem, where every member of the group has an essential part of the problem, using Zoom. The problem cannot be solved without each person and also has an extraneous bit of information, depending on the number of members.

The bottom two clues aren’t necessary, but we would use them if the group is struggling or has more than four members.

As for the ** asynchronous PD**, I think that having them write the steps to a lesson plan for intersecting lines would be the way to go, using Google Docs.

I’d have a list of steps, like say 13. Each participant would fill in two non sequential steps. For example, you can fill in steps 2 and 7, but not steps 4 and 5. I haven’t done this before, but I imagine it would be very difficult, because each person has to kind of think out the problem in exactly 13 steps and try to imagine that everyone is on the same page. Besides, they have no idea where the student is in the process. Do they know the shortcut to finding slope in standard format, or do they only know it form the point-slope format?

**Explain how to graph the intersection of these lines and their potential overlapping areas:**

** 3x - 5y < 45 (0,7) m=⅔**

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6.** Use the test point (0,0) and shade accordingly**

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