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. Larry kicked off the conversation with the question, “What is the value of a PLN and how has that changed over the past 10 years?”

What Is A Personal Learning Network?

TeachThought - Learn better.

What Is A Personal Learning Network? What is a personal learning network, or rather a Personal Learning Network? How about a Professional Learning Network? What Is A Personal Learning Network? .

6 Key Personal Learning Network Literacies Every Educator Needs

The 21st Century Principal

“We now live in a world where even twelve-year olds can create their own global classrooms around the things about which they are are most passionate,” writes Will Richardson in an essay entitled “Navigating Social Networks as Learning Tools.” Richardson adds this about our students, “Most of them have no adults, neither teachers nor parents, in their lives, who can help them see and employ the learning potential at hand.” Personal learning network cultivation.

Build Your Personal Learning Network #WTI15

Reading By Example

My topic was how to get started in building one’s personal learning network. We started our time together by describing the current professional development activities taking place in our respective schools. Need more time to discuss and implement.

Why Connect?

A Principal's Reflections

I was honored to have been interviewed for Educational Leadership, ASCD's flagship magazine, on the power of Twitter as part of a Personal Learning Network (PLN). As you will see, the true power of connected learning is what you glean from the people you engage with.

Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN) on Twitter

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The Personal Learning Network (PLN) that I''ve built on Twitter over the past couple of months has become an amazing resource for learning about what''s going on in the educational technology world. One thing I''ve learned about using the web and Web 2.0

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

Kleinspiration

I''ll finally be returning home to Michigan today from my rather extended vacation. 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.

Why Today’s Educators Are So Much More Than #JustaTeacher

Edsurge

“Oh, I’m just a teacher,” I heard Jazmin say when it was her turn to introduce herself. In fact, she was the only teacher in the room amongst a group of nonprofit leaders, principals and investors who had convened that day to discuss how to create change in schools. This disparaging remark is something I often hear in my work at The Teachers Guild, a professional learning community for teachers to create change for and from their classrooms, incubated within IDEO.

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! Each year students in Texas are required to take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness exam, also known as the STAAR exam.

How to Grow Your Edu-Family Tree

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Going to a conference is like attending a family reunion. It's a chance for me to connect with my edu-family, the global network of teachers I am connected to online. I also have my more immediate, connected family in my school and district with whom I enjoy discussing educational topics face-to-face. There is value to both local and global teacher connections. Both help me develop as a teacher and connect me to other professionals.

It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels. Our goal is the purposeful integration of technology to support or enhance learning.

Thinking About Redefining Professional Development

The Web20Classroom

As a former Director of Instructional Technology my job was to provide technology embedded professional development (PD) to a district of 4000 teachers. The traditional forms of sit-and-get PD are giving way to MOOCs, webinars, Edcamps and flipped learning.

Disengaged Teachers: A Problem We Need to Solve

Catlin Tucker

I frequently hear about high numbers of students who are not engaged in their learning, but I hear less about teachers who are not engaged in their work. How can we expect students to be engaged in their learning if their own teachers are not engaged? Learning

Last Chance to Join Tech-infused Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Click to join. The 21 st Century classroom blends technology with traditional teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Professional Learning Network. How Class Works.

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Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. To find out more, email askatechteacher@gmail.com. By request; delivered digitally to your school or District.

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Ask a Tech Teacher

Click to join. Digs deeper into digital tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning. The 21 st Century classroom blends technology with traditional teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment.

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Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes and Coaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. Want to request a class?

Keys for a Successful Digital Transformation

A Principal's Reflections

Changes in technology are quickly beginning to force the hands of schools and districts across the world. Even though changes are occurring, we need to be mindful of what is driving the work while looking past soft claims to ensure technology is actually improving learning and achievement.

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Learning Transformed #LT8Keys

A Principal's Reflections

It has been quite the ride since I changed my perspective on teaching, learning, and leadership eight years ago. Prior to 2009 I basically saw technology as just an add-on and something that could spruce up a lesson. We focus deeply on the why, but go to great lengths to detail the how.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes and Coaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. Want to request a class?

6 Professional Opportunities for Learning More About Classroom Design!

Kleinspiration

6 Professional Opportunities for Learning More About Classroom Design Back to school is always an exciting time filled with rich opportunities to learn and share with colleagues, grade level teams, and friends in your professional learning network.

Last Chance to Join Tech-infused Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Click to join. The 21 st Century classroom blends technology with traditional teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. This three-week course (July 11-July 31) is a follow-on to the introductory class, Tech-infused Teacher , digging into the digital ideas and tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Professional Learning Network.

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16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read

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16 Books About Modern Learning Every Teacher Should Read. While RSS skimming and short eBooks are beginning to find favor with busy teachers–and for good reason–pairing that kind of persistent content with longer-duration reads is never a bad idea.

Moving Forward

A Principal's Reflections

With this being said, quality leadership becomes even more essential in order to cultivate a school culture whose primary focus is on the learning and achievement of each and every student. Please feel free to share any other ideas in the comment section below.

I Wonder If This Social Media Thing Will Ever Catch On?

The Web20Classroom

There were sessions about assessment, technology, professional development and others. I looked down the table and thought to myself, how did I get here? How did I get to surround myself with this group of educators from all over the country?

Google Apps for Education Tips, Tricks, and our Favorite Chrome Extensions | #TechEducator 101

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Many great ways to participate in the TechEducator Podcast. Learn How to Create a Professional email signature that links to social media accounts. Great way to incorporate digital citizenship. View LIVE Professional Development from TeacherCast.

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THANK YOU for 5 Amazing Years of Educational Podcasting! Thank You For Amazing Feedback!

TeacherCast

June 19, 2015 by Chopstick Sensei from United States I don’t know how Jeff makes the time for this empire of his, but he’s putting together amazing information to help teachers out. Information from A to Z on EdTech and teaching, it should you your go-to resource.

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