Monday, January 11, 2016

Become a Connected Educator

The purpose of a Personal Learning Network is not to learn from everyone. Instead, the goal should be to learn something from someone. I will be the first to admit that I struggled to get started with Social Networks. In particular, I struggled with the sometimes overwhelming pace of information that can be found on networks like Twitter. When I realized that it was ok to miss something on Twitter, it became my go-to resource to grow as a teacher and learner. 

Want to build or expand your PLN?

Additional Resources to  Build Your Digital PLN and Connect with Other Teachers:

Ideas to Build your Face to Face PLN
  • Go to lunch and sit with teachers from other subject areas. 
  • Visit the office of another team or department to hang out or talk shop. 
  • Visit another teacher's classroom. 
  • Present at a local conference. 
  • Join and attend a professional group connected to your teaching.
  • Attend an EdCamp (This is by far my favorite!)