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The Professional Learning Sweet Spot

A Principal's Reflections

In March of 2009, I began to use Twitter, and it was at this time that I began to create a Personal Learning Network (PLN). Below are some pathways to consider that are more personal and focus on the unique needs of educators: Personal Learning Network Asynchronous, self-directed opportunities (i.e.,

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Making Time vs Finding Time

A Principal's Reflections

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. While online consider making some time to learn and then apply a new skill while earning a digital badge to acknowledge your informal learning.

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Student Reflection with Digital Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

The teachers are very new to web tools, developing Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) and are currently teaching full time. Three months ago these teachers were new to integrating digital storytelling projects, integrating technology, social bookmarking, and connecting with teachers online.

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Roadmap to a Job-Embedded Growth Model

A Principal's Reflections

Undeterred, I continued to talk about the concept of a Personal Learning Network (PLN) and what it had done for my professional growth. Adding more depth to the PGP process and portfolio has been the digital badge platform created by media specialist Laura Fleming to acknowledge the informal learning of our teachers.

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Student Reflection with Digital Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

The teachers are very new to web tools, developing Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) and are currently teaching full time. Three months ago these teachers were new to integrating digital storytelling projects, integrating technology, social bookmarking, and connecting with teachers online.

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Uncommon Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The end result is creating an environment that empowers students to use the tools they possess as mobile learning devices to enhance learning, increase productivity, develop positive digital footprints, and conduct better research.

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Want to be a stronger digital leader?

eSchool News

Digital tools now allow for professional learning to take place anytime, anywhere, and with anyone. Personal learning networks allow educators to acquire resources, access knowledge, receive feedback, and connect with others. Digital badges are an exciting way to acknowledge both formal and informal learning.