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QUEST 2: Personal Learning Environments (PLE) PLN. Learning in a Connected World. I have recently joined the open section of #MSLOC 430 - a graduate course in the Master's Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University.

Learning in a Connected World

This is the first week and I am absolutely looking forward to exploring the topics, learning from the other participants and participating in exciting conversations. MyNotes: Best Practices for Professional Learning Communities. Source: Print Article: Best Practices for Professional Learning Communities MyNotes: One Sentence Summary: The focus of PLCs is ongoing “job-embedded learning,” emphasizing teacher leadership, active involvement and deep commitment to school improvement methods dependent on schools that embrace a culture that supports collaboration, an objective view of their efforts, and share beliefs/behaviors.

MyNotes: Best Practices for Professional Learning Communities

Quotes: The focus of PLCs is ongoing “job-embedded learning,” rather than one-shot professional development sessions facilitated by outsiders, who have little accountability regarding whether staff learning is successfully applied.PLCs emphasize teacher leadership, along with their active involvement and deep commitment to school improvement efforts.

Everything posted on Miguel Guhlin's blogs/wikis are his personal opinion and do not necessarily represent the views of his employer(s) or its clients. How to Use Twitter to Grow Your PLN. For many people, Twitter conjures up the worst of the internet: disjointed, meaningless phrases, unrecognizable abbreviations, and endless drivel about where someone's getting their double mocha today.

How to Use Twitter to Grow Your PLN

So, Why Tweet?!?! For the inquisitive educator, there are some jewels herein that can lead to stimulating discussions, new resources, and an ongoing supportive network. You just have to know where to look. To that end, here is a list of educationally focused chats that we recommend (listed by day): Chat for educators teaching 4th grade #4thchat Mondays 8pm ET/5pm PT/7pm CT Chat for educators teaching social studies #sschat Mondays 7pm ET/4pm PT/6pm CT Chat for music educators #musedchat Mondays 8pm ET/5pm PT Chat for ELL educators #ellchat Mondays 9pm ET/6pm PT Kindergarten Chat #kinderchat Mondays 9pm ET/6pm PT. Daily Genius - The Professional Learning Community. Why I’m Building My PLN (and why you should too!) and Your Friday Finds.

I always viewed Twitter as another way to learn pointless information about people.

Why I’m Building My PLN (and why you should too!) and Your Friday Finds

I remember when I first created a Twitter account in 2011, I had no idea what I was doing. I didn’t understand why people would make random statements in 140 characters… or why I would “follow” someone that would tell me what they were eating on a regular basis. I could find all of that information out from Facebook, and I didn’t want to manage two accounts that regularly sucked me into a black hole of wasted time. In fact, this is my first tweet in 2011: It was months before I tweeted again. It took a little Twitter education for me to see the value of Twitter, and since, it has radically changed the way I view and receive professional development. Are you an avid pinner on Pinterest? Share links and collect opinions. Twitter education chats: An astonishing source of professional development.

I have recently discovered Twitter, and it has supercharged my professional development.

Twitter education chats: An astonishing source of professional development

The reason? Twitter education chats! Two months ago I would have said, “No, I don’t have a Twitter account.” How to build a professional learning community (no matter what job you have) - Daily Genius. Let’s say you have a solid job that lets you have a great work-life balance.

How to build a professional learning community (no matter what job you have) - Daily Genius

You get to do something you enjoy, have job security, and can take care of your family / self. Whatever that job is, you probably have it in the back of your mind that it might be worth … at some point … trying to get ahead. Maybe you want to learn a new skill and apply for that corner office job? Maybe you want to get better at using social media?

Perhaps you just want a raise or promotion? Create, Compose, Connect! Jeremy Hyler and Troy Hicks, authors of Create, Compose, Connect!

Create, Compose, Connect!

Reading, Writing, and Learning with Digital Tools, will present a 4-part series that will focus on powerful learning practices and digital literacy to support the common core. This 4-part series will include: How to Grow an Engaging Learning Environment. At Holiday Heights Elementary School near Fort Worth, Texas, what was once a patch of Bermuda grass has become a hub for active learning.

How to Grow an Engaging Learning Environment

Students regularly head to the school garden to learn about plant science, look for migrating Monarch butterflies, write poetry inspired by nature, or check on the potato crop that they will donate to a community food bank. "Many of these children haven't had a lot of experiences in the outdoors," says Scott Smith, a lifelong gardener who doubles as a math and science teacher and garden coordinator at Holiday Heights, a Title I school serving about 700 students from pre-K to fifth grade. "When they go to the garden, they are fully engaged. " That engagement is no accident. The Holiday Heights garden -- complete with tree house, raised beds, and fish pond -- is one of about 100 developed in partnership with REAL School Gardens.

Results include increases in both teacher effectiveness and student engagement. Growing Teacher Confidence. Embracing Connected/Networked Learning - VCU. Personal learning environment. Personal Learning Environments (PLE) are systems that help learners take control of and manage their own learning.[1] This includes providing support for learners to: Set their own learning goals.Manage their learning, both content and process.Communicate with others in the process of learning.

Personal learning environment

A PLE represents the integration of a number of "Web 2.0" technologies like blogs, Wikis, RSS feeds, Twitter, Facebook, etc. around the independent learner. Embracing Connected/Networked Learning - VCU. Video - Community of Practice (CoP) success story. Three Prongs Of Connected Learning. PLE : iTeachU. Information Fluency provides a model for educational activities; the Personal Learning Environment (PLE) is the place where those activities happen. How To Create a PLE to Stay Relevant in 2013. “Our understanding of learning has expanded at a rate that has far outpaced our conceptions of teaching. A growing appreciation for the porous boundaries between the classroom and life experience…has created not only promising changes but also disruptive moments in teaching.” EDUCAUSE Review, 2012. PLEs Focus on the Individual. Infographic: The State of Digital Education. News. "- Can you picture and describe your Personal Learning Environment?

- Learning? Isn't that the stuff I had to do at school? - Yes.. but surely you did not stop learning the day you graduated, did you? - True… I suppose my experiences, my goals, my thoughts, my responsibilities, my training, my projects, all constitute ongoing learning..- And it looks you are onto a good thing, so keep with it as "your ability to learn is the only lasting competitive advantage! " History of personal learning environments.

Personal learning environments are systems that help learners take control of and manage their own learning. This includes providing support for learners to.


Intro to communities of practice. The term “community of practice” is of relatively recent coinage, even though the phenomenon it refers to is age-old. The concept has turned out to provide a useful perspective on knowing and learning. A growing number of people and organizations in various sectors are now focusing on communities of practice as a key to improving their performance.This brief and general introduction examines what communities of practice are and why researchers and practitioners in so many different contexts find them useful as an approach to knowing and learning. What are communities of practice? Note that this definition allows for, but does not assume, intentionality: learning can be the reason the community comes together or an incidental outcome of member’s interactions.

How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum. So how are we doing on the push to teach “digital literacy” across the K12 school spectrum? From my perspective as a school-based technology coach and history teacher, I’d say not as well as we might wish – in part because our traditional approach to curriculum and instruction wants to sort everything into its place. Digital literacy is defined as “the ability to effectively and critically navigate, evaluate, and create information using a range of digital technologies.”

Many educational and business professional cite is as a critical 21st century skill. Researching the community of inquiry framework: Review, issues, and future directions. Abstract Since its publication in The Internet and Higher Education, Garrison, Anderson, and Archer's [Garrison, D. Connected Educator/Learner.


Descriptions. Diagrams. Videos. Development. Definition. PLE - Personal Learning Environment. CoP - Communities of Practice.