What does your PLN look like, and what does it to for your teaching?
I learned another new Acronym Today. PLN=Personal Learning Network. I do not have an “official” PLN; at least I’ve never referred to it as a PLN.
Right now, I am a member of the Nebraska Writing Project. I am the Technology Liaison for our group. I attend monthly meetings and have chats and emails with members of NeWP. This is a huge inspiration for me as a reflective teacher.
At Westside High school, we have weekly PLCs (Professional Learning Communities), and all of our work is done in teams. So there is a built in PLN here where I work. I am constantly communicating with members of my team and we construct ways to improve our teaching.
Outside of that, I suppose there is this Twitter feed and the people from NWP and DigitalIs. I learn through those communities… constant Facebook posts and feeds from all over with articles and ideas about education.
And finally there is the Nebraska Educational Technology Association (NETA), acronyms abound! I have been to that conference multiple times and we are starting up a partnership between NeWP and NETA that will further develop that network.