Week 1 – Introductions

What is a Personal Learning Network? A PLN is an informal network of resources that teachers can draw from for the purposes of Professional Development. It allows teachers to engage in self-directed development, to learn about issues that are important to them and their classrooms. The resources for teachers are endless, especially with the sharing capacity of the internet. Teachers can draw from the following to expand their PLNs:

  • Social networking
  • Micro-blogging
  • Professional profiles
  • Wikis
  • Blogs
  • Readers
  • Nings
  • Social bookmarking
  • Weebly
  • Lesson and lesson plan resources
  • Webinars
  • Online portfolios
  • Education sites and blogs

Through this blog, we the authors will share our resources with you in the hopes of expanding the network for new teachers. We encourage you to share your resources, comment and question, and become better teachers. This blog will focus on four general areas of education:

  • Instructional strategies and lesson design
  • Technology in the classroom
  • Enhancing student engagement
  • Classroom management

-Katrina, Kelly, Hali, Deidra

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