Your vibe attracts your tribe: 3 steps for building a Personal Learning Network

Ditch That Textbook

I am at one of the biggest tech conferences in the United States, all by myself, and I have no one to eat lunch with, recap a great session, or explore the exhibition hall with. “I I am here to learn and I will just […]. Ed Tech Teaching personal learning network pln professional learning network social media teachers on twitter teaching twitterI can do this.

3 Ways to Instantly Grow Your Personal Learning Network

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Imagine a network of leaders from every sector of education: public schools and early learning centers, colleges and universities, museums and libraries, nonprofits and corporations. It’s the Remake Learning Network , a professional network of educators and innovators working together to shape the future of learning. Meetups are a great, informal way to share and learn ideas from new people face-to-face. Attend an Educational Conference.

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Cultivating and Growing Your Personal Learning Network

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” A PLN can help you find and curate the best ideas and resources, and build a network of supportive peers in a time of constant change. Steven Anderson, Digital Learning and Relationship Evangelist, and Shaelynn Farnsworth, Literacy Consultant, joined Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of edWeb.net for conversation with Larry Jacobs on Education Talk Radio on this topic. A PLN has helped Shaelynn learn from an extended network of educators how to to that.

My Personal Learning Network

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I was asked by Grainne Conole to record a short video on my views about Personal Learning Networks, VLEs vs PLEs and other related topics, as a contribution toward her unkeynote with Ricardo Torres Kompen for the PLE conference in Aviero, Portugal this week. Well, here it is, as a short 3 minute video on YouTube: My Personal Learning Network by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

Kleinspiration

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting many of my virtual friends face to face in San Diego at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference. I can''t begin to explain what an amazing experience this conference was for those who attended. I would like to reinforce the positive influence of social networking. Because of social networking and the opportunities to connect at conferences and workshops, I''ve made some incredible friends.

10+ Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

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Grow Your Own Personal Learning Network

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This is just a quick posting to share a session on building your own Personal Learning Network, that I did for teachers in British Council Bilbao recently (25th September 2010). The session was part of a larger conference that was happening all over Spain to celebrate 70 years of the BC in Spain. You can watch a recording my conference presentation here. School of the Present Survey Results: Mobile learning for ELT Best Nik Peachey.

The Professional Learning Sweet Spot

A Principal's Reflections

For the better part of my educational career, I always referred to any type of learning to assist me as a teacher or administrator as professional development (PD). For the most part, this consisted of attending mandatory district “PD” days, professional learning communities (PLC)’s or approved off-site experiences such as conferences, workshops, or webinars. With a PLN, I was able to learn anytime, anywhere, from anyone I wanted for free.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting… To Attend a Conference — Episode 76 & 78 of Check This Out

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We have a three-part series for you that will get you ready and willing to make #CUE18 the best CUE Conference you’ve ever attended. In this post, we have Parts 1 and 2 of our series to get you ready for all things related to the Spring CUE Conference. The post What to Expect When You’re Expecting… To Attend a Conference — Episode 76 & 78 of Check This Out appeared first on OnCUE. News CUE Conference Personal Learning Network (PLN) podcasts

Learning Never Stops

A Principal's Reflections

Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” – Abigail Adams How do you make, not find, the time to learn and get better? There never seems to be enough time in the day to do what needs to be done both personally and professionally. Like change, learning is a process, not an event. So, what does meaningful professional learning look like? To learn more about creating or improving a PLN, click HERE.

5 Baby-Steps for Using Twitter to Begin a Personal Learning Network

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“Social media has offered us a platform where we can learn from and with the smartest people we ‘meet’ from around the world, whenever we need to or are ready to go.” Scott McLeod & Chris Lehman The School Leader’s Guide to Social Media Personal Learning Networks existed long before there was an Internet. I am perhaps showing my age, but my first “Personal Learning Network” used very little of the technologies we use now.

Digital Promise Brings Edcamps Into Its Tent

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The maker kits were provided courtesy of Digital Promise, an education technology nonprofit, which saw these events as “a great vehicle to introduce teachers to making,” says Josh Weisgrau, its director of learning experience design. There is training for blended learning.

It’s All About the People – Featuring the Voice of Tara Martin

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Then, I quickly learned how to navigate a six-lane highway with motorcycles who drove on the white dotted lines between cars. Needless to say, I learned a lot before ever entering the conference doors. It was such an honor to share the love of #BookSnaps with my professional learning network. Without the people, how might a conference occur? There is nothing quite like an educational conference that feels more like a family reunion.

Relationships Are Everything

A Principal's Reflections

We had a vibrant conversation on the topic of Digital Leadership with a focus on school culture, embracing change, strategic use of social media, the Model Schools Conference , and innovation. At one point during our conversation he told me how much it meant to him when I gave him a shout out during my keynote at the 2013 Mississippi Educational Computing Association Conference. Not having a virtual network to complement our face-to-face relationships just seems silly to me now.

Highlighted Sessions: ISTE 2019

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Read our Conference Spotlight: ISTE Happenings to learn how educators around the country are using innovative digital tools in their classrooms. Education Technology Personal Learning Networks Events Community Professional Development Teaching & LearningOur curated list of sessions, presentations, panels and workshops at ISTE 2019 features EdSurge staff picks, ISTE award winners and the sponsors of our article collection.

Sponsor Showcase: ISTE 2019

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Be sure to pay them a visit at the conference! Read our Conference Spotlight: ISTE Happenings to discover how educators are putting these companies' digital tools to use in their classrooms. Education Technology Teaching & Learning Professional Development Community Events Personal Learning NetworksWe're very excited to showcase six innovative companies who will be creating a buzz at ISTE 2019. Click here for expanded view of sponsor showcase.

Taking a (Mini) Cue from CUE18

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Inspire CUE Conference Personal Learning Network (PLN “Can we do this again, so we can attend sessions that we couldn’t do this time?” was my favorite question asked by my teaching staff. Are we talking about CUE18? No, but we could have been! My teachers at Macy Elementary are completely amped up for doing another round of our Macy Mini-CUE after attending […]. The post Taking a (Mini) Cue from CUE18 appeared first on OnCUE.

Supplement Your Professional Learning with edWeb

A Principal's Reflections

Since 2009 I have been a huge believer and advocate for connected learning and the formation of Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s). Now don't get me wrong, I still highly value face-to-face experiences, as there are some natural limits to learning exclusively in a social media vacuum. It is also extremely important for district and school teams to collaborate in person on specific goals. edWeb Personal Learning Network PLN

Courage Over Comfort

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But when we do so, let us find the learning and use that as we grow forward. In fact, she sent herself to CUE Rockstar Primary to learn more. They are taking risks in their own learning, they are creating and they are owning their own learning. I am lucky enough to be able to walk alongside so many amazing educators on their learning journey. I believe that there is incredible learning for all during these risk/fail processes.

Making Time vs Finding Time

A Principal's Reflections

First and foremost, make the time to learn, grown, and get better as opposed to finding the time. There is nothing more important to an educator, outside of working with kids, than professional learning. Through social media a Personal Learning Network (PLN) provides a great antidote to the age-old time excuse. You can now learn anywhere, with anyone, at anytime you want for free.

CUE Goes to ISTE – Weird Birds

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CUE CUE News ISTE ISTE Conference Personal Learning Network (PLN) Professional Development Session Interview UncategorizedI talked with Melissa Eddington and Shauna Pollock about their Birds of a Feather Session – Calling all Weird Teachers, which happened Monday evening. These two teachers are all about bringing the creativity and verve into the classroom and pulled in many teachers unfamiliar with The Weird Way to their session. Also- Rocky impressions.

Taking your Professional Learning from 2D to 3D

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Speaking on panel at the PBS Digital Innovators event, Brown talked up the rise of the online spaces for collaboration, also known as personal learning networks (PLN) as enabling anyone, even those who in remote areas or who feel more introverted, to come together to collaborate and share ideas. These networks, often found on Facebook or Twitter, are spaces where educators around the world can meet each other to share ideas and best practices.

CUE’s Golden Rule

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Inspire connected educator CUE Conference CUE Rock Star emotional intelligence Personal Learning Network (PLN) Professional Development soft skillsCUE is a community of people. Humans. Mothers and fathers. Sons and daughters. Husbands, wives, and dear friends. Diverse backgrounds come together under shared passions and the result is pure EDUmagic. As the saying goes, “Treat others as you would have them treat you.”

Zen and the Art of Meaningful Meetings

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I know there are many who can’t travel at all, or who must demonstrate that when they attend a meeting, conference or training that it has quantifiable benefits for their institution. But only focusing on these outcomes can take away from the benefits of deep discussion, person to person interaction, and time out of the office to think hard about difficult problems—not necessarily to come up with answers, but just to think. The value of a conference is conferring.

The Secret to Being a Better Teacher? Find Your Tribe

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Shortly after I received the award, it seemed like everyone wanted to visit my classroom and sit in a room with me to understand how I was getting my kids to learn. I quickly figured out that my administration and the other teachers didn’t care if my students were learning—they wanted my students to stay out of the hallways, off administration’s radar and to appear somewhat engaged when it was time to be evaluated through standardized testing.

Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Professional Growth

A Principal's Reflections

However, the mounting pressure from ridiculous mandates as a result of the current education reform movement and massive budget cuts across the country, have made it a challenge to learn through traditional pathways. Without funding, many districts no longer allow leaders to travel to national/state conferences or even attend local workshops. These are not the meaningful, rich, and relevant learning opportunities that leaders of today’s schools deserve or yearn for.

Professional Development Planning for Summer 2018 and Beyond #DLNchat

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How can we build meaningful personal learning networks? What’s the right balance of planning and serendipitous discovery when it comes to professional learning? Widening my personal learning network.” This idea of social learning came up a lot as well. So, how do #DLNchat community members learn from one another and build wider and more meaningful personal learning networks? A4b: Personally, I need to have fun.

Why Every Leader Needs a PLN

A Principal's Reflections

The concept of a Personal Learning Network (PLN) has been around for a couple of years now. Carve out a little time each day (15 – 30 minutes) and use one of many available free tools to learn. Learning has been, and always will be, a pivotal component of this process. With time always being in short demand, leaders must be on the forefront of leading the learning themselves if that is what they expect of others. Learning is the fuel of leadership.

?Rhode Island’s Plans to Become a ‘Lab State’ for Personalized Learning

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Scaling personalized learning across a state might sound like an oxymoron, but officials from Rhode Island’s Office of Innovation are taking on the task. The Statewide Personalized Learning Initiative just released a white paper that could inspire others to create and align the pieces necessary for expansive personalized learning efforts. “We When we say personalized learning it means different things to people in the room.

LeRoy Finkel Fellowship – CUE Offers an Amazing Opportunity

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CUE Conference Personal Learning Network (PLN By CUE’s Blog Editor Kate Petty Finding out I was going to be awarded CUE’s LeRoy Finkel Fellowship of 2013 was one of those times where I remembered exactly where I was and what I was doing at that moment. I was with some friends and I started jumping up and down and screaming like […]. The post LeRoy Finkel Fellowship – CUE Offers an Amazing Opportunity appeared first on OnCUE.

The Scarlet Rating: How One ‘Improvement Required’ School Seeks a Turnaround

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However, school leaders Sarah Pedrotti and Jessica Torres are on a mission to flip the failure narrative and rebrand their school by motivating their teachers through personalized professional development. Kindergarteners in Mrs. Shuler's classroom learning how to implement their learning stations! On Twitter, Torres and Pedrotti have encouraged teachers to engage with educators teaching similar subjects in other struggling schools to build a network.

I am not an expert, I simply love what I do.

Kleinspiration

After staying there for about a week, my husband, Jason, and I traveled to San Diego for the #ISTE12 conference. After the conference ended, Jason drove back to Michigan to work. just as I like for my students to think of learning as being fun. As I sipped my coffee, I enjoyed the casual exchange of dialogue surrounding classroom design, getting started with blogging, and influential members of my personal learning network. I have so much to learn still.

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Three Ways That Rural States Can Become the Hotbeds for School Edtech Innovation

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Technology has been a key component in the planting, fertilization, growth and eventually, the blossoming of new statewide initiatives including distance education and new professional learning opportunities for educators that have benefitted students in a variety of ways. It dates back to 2008, when an educational journey began in Wyoming that revealed the important role technology plays in enhancing teaching and learning—especially in a rural state.

Voxer, Twitter, and EdCamps: How to Tackle the Harsh Realities of Finding Good Statewide PD

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Many teachers connect this way to learn about the latest in edtech tools, educational ideas and methods in teaching, and joining my fellow Nebraskan teachers for the weekly chat gives me a comfortable hour that flies by and is full of ideas and collaboration. The Trifecta of Rural PD, Part 2: Edcamps Problem Two: How do you bring educators together for a day of learning that doesn’t cost any money to gather? We Nebraska teachers love learning and sharing.

It’s Time Edtech Conferences Stopped Ignoring Equity and Race

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The typical edtech conference buzzes with gadgetry, infrastructure and new ways to engage students. When racism, voice and privilege are not addressed in a deliberate way, all of us suffer Most tech conference attendees don’t stop to consider the institutions, such as racism and complicity that create the inequities their students deal with. We are both tech-centric educators who attend many conferences each year. Tech conferences might talk about equity in a few sessions.