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Professional Learning Networks for Foreign Language Teachers #wlclassroom

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Professional Learning Networks are a great way to get professional development with other foreign language teachers. It is done virtually through social media on the personal time schedule of the individual teacher.

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Professional Learning Networks for Foreign Language Teachers #wlclassroom

  1. 1. Collaborate Virtually with other Language Teachers Professional Learning Networks
  2. 2. Tips, Tools and Resources to help your students rise in proficiency and communicate with confidence.
  3. 3. Leverage social media for personal professional development.
  4. 4. PLNs are teaches who create connections and develop a network that contributes to their professional development.
  5. 5. No need to build a network on all platforms. Start with one that you use and maybe try a new one.
  6. 6. Click on any of the social media icons on the following slides to go directly to World Language Classroom accounts. Follow me and join my PLNs.
  7. 7. Twitter: Post a question with a hashtag (#) or search Twitter with the hashtag and respond to or read responses.
  8. 8. Facebook: Like or create a page or group & invite teachers to like or join. Ask questions & comment. Great for discussions.
  9. 9. Pinterest: Follow boards of interest. Create individual boards by topic & follow other boards. Pin or repin topics that you want to explore.
  10. 10. Instagram: Follow language teachers & travelers. Search topics with hashtags (#). Comment and share.
  11. 11. Periscope: Interact with language teachers in real time. Scope about language teaching tips, tools & resources.
  12. 12. YouTube: Follow channels that interest you. Don’t just watch videos, leave comments and start a
  13. 13. Blogs: Follow blogs of interest and you will be notified of new posts. Pin, tweet, post on Facebook & comment on blog. This starts a conversation.
  14. 14. www.wlclassroom.com Tips, Tools and Resources to help your students rise in proficiency and communicate with confidence.
  15. 15. Click to join

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