INTC 2610
FALL 2013
PERSONAL LEARNING
NETWORKS
 The Personal Learning Network consists of the
people a learner interacts with and derives
knowledge from in a Personal L...
How PLN’s Works
Graphics by Corrine Weisberger & Shannan Butler
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WHO DO LEARN FROM?
All educators (and learners) can
benefit from extending their own
personal learning network
online – be...
Teachers become:
Aware
Connected
Empowered
Confident . . . .LEARNERS!
Benefits of a PLN
Core Elements of a PLN
1. Connect
2. Contribute
3. Collaborate
4. Request
CONNECT
 The growth engine of your learning
network is your willingness to reach out
and make connections with new people...
CONTRIBUTE
 Share with others
 Your expertise or even your
struggles
 You are helping others
COLLABORATE
 Simple replies turn into
conversations
 Conversations turn into professional
relationships
 Relationships ...
REQUEST
 If you are an active participant
when you request people will
respond.
 Responses are immediate, will
address t...
TOOLS
 BLOG – and use RSS aggregator
 Tweet
 Join a NING or a professional social
network.
 Use Google +
TO BE SUCCESSFUL
 Be Patient – it takes time to make
connections
 Be Authentic – don’t post to
sensationalize or gather ...
Quote….
“If your school system hasn’t
changed a year from now, I get
it… but if you haven’t changed
a year from now, you’r...
ALSO IMPORTANT
Teacher Organizations
 NEA – National Teacher Association (enrolled by
state org.)
 http://www.nea.org/
 ISTE – Interna...
School Environment
 Colleagues
 In-service Workshops
 Department Meetings
 Informal conversations in the teacher’s
room
Assignment
1. A Written PLN
2. A Graphic representation of your
PLN. (inspiration, Word Draw, Google draw)
3. Excel spread...
Works Cited
1. Wikipedia.com
2. Online Learning insights.com
3. Gettingsmart.com
4. The Innovativeeducator.blogspot.com
5....
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  1. 1. INTC 2610 FALL 2013 PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORKS
  2. 2.  The Personal Learning Network consists of the people a learner interacts with and derives knowledge from in a Personal Learning Environment. Learners create connections and develop a network that contributes to their professional development and knowledge. The learner does not have to know these people personally or ever meet them in person. (Wikipedia 10/17/11) PLN Defined
  3. 3. How PLN’s Works Graphics by Corrine Weisberger & Shannan Butler A V A I L A B L E I N F O R M A T I O N
  4. 4. E X P E R T S / S C H O L A R S
  5. 5. S H A R E
  6. 6. W I T H Y O U
  7. 7. Y O U F I L T E R
  8. 8. A N D P R O D U C E
  9. 9. Y O U S H A R E
  10. 10. W I N / W I N
  11. 11. WHO DO LEARN FROM? All educators (and learners) can benefit from extending their own personal learning network online – beyond the walls of their schools, the boundaries of their districts, and the limits of their experience.
  12. 12. Teachers become: Aware Connected Empowered Confident . . . .LEARNERS! Benefits of a PLN
  13. 13. Core Elements of a PLN 1. Connect 2. Contribute 3. Collaborate 4. Request
  14. 14. CONNECT  The growth engine of your learning network is your willingness to reach out and make connections with new people.  Leave comment on a blog  Reply to a question on twitter  Post on Google +  BE AN ACTIVE PARTICIPANT
  15. 15. CONTRIBUTE  Share with others  Your expertise or even your struggles  You are helping others
  16. 16. COLLABORATE  Simple replies turn into conversations  Conversations turn into professional relationships  Relationships turn into collaboration
  17. 17. REQUEST  If you are an active participant when you request people will respond.  Responses are immediate, will address the request head-on, and can save time by not relying on google for your answers.
  18. 18. TOOLS  BLOG – and use RSS aggregator  Tweet  Join a NING or a professional social network.  Use Google +
  19. 19. TO BE SUCCESSFUL  Be Patient – it takes time to make connections  Be Authentic – don’t post to sensationalize or gather followers. Be sincere.
  20. 20. Quote…. “If your school system hasn’t changed a year from now, I get it… but if you haven’t changed a year from now, you’re a failure.” Will Richardson, co-author of Personal Learning Networks: Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education
  21. 21. ALSO IMPORTANT
  22. 22. Teacher Organizations  NEA – National Teacher Association (enrolled by state org.)  http://www.nea.org/  ISTE – International Society for Technology in Education  NJEA - http://www.njea.org/  NJAET – New Jersey Association of Educational Technology http://www.njaet.org/njaet/  NJEEC – NJ Educational Computing Cooperative - http://www.njecc.org/  SRI & ETTC – Stockton College- http://www.ettc.net/  TECHSTOCK – Unconference July 16, 2014 – Stockton College – 8-3:30pm – Cost $35
  23. 23. School Environment  Colleagues  In-service Workshops  Department Meetings  Informal conversations in the teacher’s room
  24. 24. Assignment 1. A Written PLN 2. A Graphic representation of your PLN. (inspiration, Word Draw, Google draw) 3. Excel spreadsheet showing alignment of projects with ISTE nets* for teacher standards.
  25. 25. Works Cited 1. Wikipedia.com 2. Online Learning insights.com 3. Gettingsmart.com 4. The Innovativeeducator.blogspot.com 5. Onceateacher.wordpress.com 6. teachersusingtech.weebly.com
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