Educators understood the value of collaboration, and so the Professional Learning Community arose.
The person is the portal to the network. The person is an autonomous communication and collaboration node.
PLNs can help teachers sift through all the data to identify the information that will be most useful to their studentsTeachers use them to locate resources for their classroom such as websites, links, docs and many moreGet lesson plan ideas from experienced teachersShare interesting successful stories of students from other countries to motive your studentsCreate communities of practice where students from different classes meet to discuss their learningTeachers can get tips of how to integrate technology into their teaching from PLNsTeachers can help their students set up their blogs and show them how to use RSS FeedsCreate and share educational wikis with students and give them the driver's seat in leading themTeachers can connect with other teachers and seek out help in classroom issues they face
Professional learning networks j.scheffer
P ROFESSIONAL L EARNINGJENNIFER L. SCHEFFER N ETWORKSPINKERTON ACADEMY
OUTLINE1. What is a PLN ?2. Why PLNs in Education ?3. Benefits of PLNs in Education4. How can Teachers Use PLNs ?5. Ways to Build your PLNs6. How your PLN can impact your students7. Ways I Personally Use PLNs8. Some Platforms to Start your PLNs9. PLNs Video Tutorials
A network of interrelated connections you make for thepurposes of: Professional Development Discussio Sharing Resources & n Ideas
Why PLN’s in Education? Created based on individual learning needs; DIY Professional Development Connections are Web technologies made with like- and platforms helpminded people from build, maintain, and all around the grow these world. connections PLN Connections
BENEFITS OF PLN’S Free and easy to set up Mobile for anytime, anywhere access Instant communication Improve web searching Access to a wide range of resources Enable connections to industry experts Contribute to professional growth & staying current Inspire, motivate, and give confidence Promote life long learning YOU set your own agenda!
PLN’S CONTRIBUTE TO ICE3 • Imagination • Innovation I • Inquiry • Collaboration • Creativity C • Curiosity • Exploration • Experimentation E • Entrepreneurship
WAYS TO BEGIN BUILDING YOUR PLN Information comes to you! No more Google!
Allows you connect with other educators who teach the same content area!
WHERE DO I START?My recommendations:1. Start with Twitter2. Start small3. Start reading educator blogs OR4. Start viewing educator videos OR5. Start listening to educator podcasts OR6. Try at least one thing! What’s YOUR learning style?
Networked Educator Resources: http://educationinnovation.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/06/leveraging-the-networked-teacher-the-professional-networked- learning-collaborative.htmlhttp://www.21stcenturycollaborative.com/the-connected-educator/http://shellyterrell.com/2010/05/09/16-resources-about-personal-learning-networks-plns/Image Credits:Typical Teacher Network: http://cusd2dot0.wikispaces.com/file/view/344832659_c7d218eb74.jpg/32523037/344832659_c7d218eb74.jpgTypical Professional Learning Community:http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_6TQkcOtnUU0/S50g9wDgEII/AAAAAAAAAOY/lnSWWonsskg/s400/teacher_network2.jpgThe Networked Educator http://langwitches.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/connected-teacher-e.jpgTake a Chance https://smartactors.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/take-a-chance.pngPowered by You: http://cynthiamittelsteadt.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Powered-by-You.jpgCreativity http://media02.hongkiat.com/unleash-creativity-workplace/unleash-creativity.jpgCollaborative business group http://gcase.org/file.php?file=%2F1%2Fentrepreneurs-01.jpegMobile learning findings http://www.themobilenative.org/2012/07/recent-mobile-learning-findings.html?m=1Students and grads get connected http://college.monster.com/news/articles/271-students-and-grads-get-connected-and-network-into-an-entry-level-jobSkype logo http://200billionscandal.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451da3169e201543688de45970c-800wiTwitter logo https://twitter.com/images/resources/twitter-bird-white-on-blue.pngPodcast logo http://ithinked.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/podcast-large_13.jpgEclassroom News logo https://twimg0-a.akamaihd.net/profile_images/3273707471/8e4fb336ed3bd60486b960222bc6e29d.jpegEdmodo logo http://www.sjsd.k12.mo.us/cms/lib3/MO01001773/Centricity/Domain/3409/edmodo_logo_color.jpegDiigo logo http://www.asa.mnscu.edu/facultydevelopment/resources/images/diigo-logo.jpgEdutopia logo http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/2052280917/Edu_logo_square.jpgEdweb.net logo http://www.edweb.net/fimages/op/images/edWebHomeLogo.pngHand in Globe http://owuglobalmap.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/globe-in-hands.jpg