Or “Passionate Learning Networks” if you are quoting Shelly Terrell, who we were fortunate to hear in our ECMP355 class this week. Shelly gave an online presentation to our group using Elluminate and the hour or so that she spoke went by quickly and was filled with interesting information.
Developing a PLN is an important thing for me. I love the idea of learning and sharing and being responsible for my own learning. I love the process of seeking out professionals to read information and opinions and I find myself evaluating my beliefs and my basic philosophies around teaching, which I think is an awesome thing.
I look forward to using tools such as Twitter and blogs and websites to expand my PLN and also hope to motivate local educators to get on board, as well. I crave professional dialogue and as a substitute teacher, I am not getting quite as much as I would like.
I want to be a leader in digital learning and empower others to incorporate it into their professional development and classroom activities. Our “classroom” extends so far past the four actual walls of the room now. Our opportunities and ability to learn and connect are limitless.
Bring. It. On.