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*Personal Learning Network (PLN) Benefits, Tools, and Tactics. A personal learning network (PLN) is a group of colleagues, mentors, and professionals that you connect with to enhance your learning and take charge of your own professional development. It's a global, online community that allows you tap into a broad wealth of knowledge and focus on what you consider most important to your learning. PLNs are especially valuable, as new information and ideas are changing the world at a much faster pace than ever before.

The Difference Between PLNs and PLCs While often confused with PLNs, professional learning communities, or PLCs, are formal collaborations of educators working together to solve problems, build capacity, and ultimately help their students perform better. *Dr. V's argument. *Connected Learning: Everyone, Everywhere, Anytime. *Overview of connectivism - Dr George Siemens. *Technology Recommendations for Remote Environments. *Building Your PLN. Reimagining The Public Library To Reconnect Communities. *Professional Learning Networks (PLNs) for educators. Connected Learning Today. Networked Student.

The Networked Teacher. Professional Learning Networks (PLNS) "Twitter 201: So, I Have a Twitter Account ... What Now?" CSLA18 Conference Session Recording. What Is A Personal Learning Network? What Is A Personal Learning Network?

What Is A Personal Learning Network?

By TeachThought Staff What is a personal learning network, or rather a Personal Learning Network? How about a Professional Learning Network? In the video below, Marc-André Lalande offers a concise, useful definition that simplifies the idea from hashtags and movements and social engagement and badges and, well, all the buzzwords you hear, into a clear explanation that works not just within education, but any field. “A Personal Learning Network is a way of describing the group of people that you connect with to learn their ideas, their questions, their reflections, and their references. "Social Media: A Must Have for You & Your Library" - CSLA18 Conference Workshop by Jane Lofton. Connected Learning Principles. Why Every Leader Needs a PLN. The concept of a Personal Learning Network (PLN) has been around for a couple of years now.

Why Every Leader Needs a PLN

Educators who have embraced this concept have experienced firsthand the positive impact on professional practice that being a connected educator brings. The premise is relatively simple. 15 librarians to follow on Instagram. It’s no secret that school librarians and libraries play a critical role in today’s schools and have a positive impact on student learning (don’t miss the School Libraries Work!

15 librarians to follow on Instagram

Research compendium to learn more about the importance of school libraries). This year, we had the privilege of meeting some impressive library professionals, including the winners of the 2017 School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year Awards. These five librarians continuously collaborate with teachers, families, and their communities to inspire and engage students—whether through makerspaces, book clubs, project-based learning, City Hall field trips, and more.

Looking ahead to the New Year, we’ve rounded up a list of “15 librarians to follow on Instagram” that is sure to help any educator find some serious inspiration.