Now is your opportunity to join us for #CreateaPLN Challenge! The goal of the Challenge is to expose each participant to technologically-based opportunities for professional networking. During the next month, participants will be building their Professional Learning Networks by connecting with other educators around the world. These new connections will challenge participants to think more deeply about education, technology, and how individuals relate to one another.
Below are some comments from previous participants:
From Micahel Defant, @mrdefant: Don’t be afraid to try new things to grow as an educator.
From Hana Kim, @LOLearningSMU: This PLN Challenge gave me fresh eyes to use blogs, Pinterest, and Twitter for educational purposes.
From Erika Wilson, @live02learn: Challenges aren’t meant to conquer alone. Networking and connecting to the many different professionals has brought me to a completely different outlook.
From Heather Robertson, @her07fsu: When we began the challenge I was skeptical as to how Twitter would help me connect to other educators and build my network. I thought Twitter was simply to follow celebrities and receive updates about them. I soon learned from this challenge that many professional educators were on twitter posting valuable information. I’m discovering new blogs and resources that pose information that will be useful to me as I continue my career. I’m now excited when I find that the authors of the online resources I use have twitter accounts. If they publish content that I find relevant I may want to explore other ideas and information that they have to share. As teachers we want to be able to be just as accepting of new uses and ideas as we would like are student to be. I’m glad I kept an open mind about exploring ways to connect.
Join #CreateaPLN Challenge by following this link. We look forward to growing our PLN and to connecting with you!