THE EDUCATORS PLN Presented by Cathy Kyle @ckyle Kelli Anderson @kandersonpds Cindy Brock @cindybrock Melissa Smith @edutechsmith
PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORKS (PLN)also called Personal Learning CommunitiesPersonal Learning EnvironmentsProfessional Learning CommunitiesProfessional Learning EnvironmentsVirtual Learning Environments
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTFOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC forced inservice hours when a) you need to be setting up your classroom b) the day before winter holiday when you have a zillion different errands to run c) after school when you had to juggle your kids and to do list to sit one more hour at work d) all of the above chosen by someone in a different position than you are in maybe one that isn’t even on your campus
CUSTOMIZED PROFESSIONALDEVELOPMENTYou select the...topictimeplaceformatlength of the growth
Before you use it with the students you must own it yourself.
NINGS It’s like a cyber conference that never ends.It’s a social place likeFacebook. You get a “wall”to write on. You get friendsinside that society tocomment on their walls.You have groups to joinbased on similar interests.Read or read and respondto discussions that othersare having. Ask for help.
The Educator’s PLN Classroom 2.0 Making the Curriculum Pop!
Something to Think About. Can your PLN replace traditional PD?
LASTLY... Log your personal Professional Development!
MAKING AN ONLINE PROFILE Real photograph of you. Leave your avatar the same on all your online communites while you establish yourself. Choose a username that represents you (use your name, keep it simple, and is unique enough that it could work in all of your communites). Write a short bio. . . 140 characters. Include what you do so that others can know what your professional interests are.