Teachers learn from each other and having a well-developed PLN will aid that process tremendously. Learning about strategies and initiatives that are working in other places allows educators to use them in their own classroom and school. How Do I Get a PLN? What is a PLN?
Will Richardson was the first person to clearly explain to me about six or seven years ago what a PLN was. Back then, PLN stood for Professional, or Personal Learning Network. A better label today, one that might quiet the nitpickers, is Personalized Learning Network -- the shift in nuance maintains that participants are both personal and professional learners. A PLN is a tool that uses social media and technology to collect, communicate, collaborate and create with connected colleagues anywhere at any time. Participating educators, worldwide, make requests and share resources. Educational Leadership: Reflect, Refresh, Recharge: Create Your PLN: 6 Easy Steps. 3 Steps for Building a Professional Learning Network. 20 Tips for Creating a Professional Learning Network. Personal Learning Networks for Educators: 10 Tips. By Dr.
Mark Wagner I often begin my workshop on personal learning networks (PLN) for educators by asking these questions: Who is in your learning network? Who do you learn from on a regular basis? Who do you turn to for your own professional development? Some educators are lucky enough to learn from their coworkers or colleagues at their site. PLN: Your Personal Learning Network Made Easy. What is a PLN?
If I had to define what a ‘Personal Learning Network’ is, I would keep it simple and broad: n. – the entire collection of people with whom you engage and exchange information, usually online. Personal Learning Networks, or PLNs, have been around forever. Originally, they were your family and friends, maybe other educators you worked with, but as the internet and web 2.0 tools have become nearly ubiquitous, PLNs can include tons of different communities – social networking sites like Facebook, blogs, Twitter, wikis, social bookmarking tools, LinkedIn, and so many more.
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