Building a Powerful PLN

Powerful PLN’s

Looking to expand your learning network and find new opportunities for growth outside the walls of your school? If you are reading this, hopefully you are convinced that having a Personalized Learning Network (PLN) will allow you to grow as an educator and provide meaningful experiences for your learners.  If not, check out a previous blog, The Power of PLN’s, for some great reasons why you should get started. Great! Now that you understand the importance of being a connected educator we can dive into options for your PLN and tips for using it efficiently. Continue reading “Building a Powerful PLN”

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The Power of PLN’s

…And Why You Should Build One

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I’ve heard a lot of different explanations for what a PLN is and even what it stands for. When I first learned about PLN’s they were referred to as Professional Learning Networks. Many individuals also set up learning networks for personal reasons and refer to them as Personal Learning Networks. The best translation that I have heard and that I feel is most relevant would be, Personalized Learning Network.[1] You will find out why below. A PLN is a network of resources that meet your specific learning needs and help you improve. It is how you are intentionally pursuing professional growth. Continue reading “The Power of PLN’s”