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Professional Learning Networks Taking Off
 
Author:  R. Flanigan
Title/Position: Reporter, Education Week
Format:  article
The Exemplar will be most useful for: Supporting Teacher Leaders at Your School
 
Description: 
Robin Flanigan describes several examples of professional learning networks (PLNs) and how these benefit teachers, schools, and students. Flanigan notes that PLNs, including virtual learning communities, have grown in popularity due to the range and flexibility they offer teachers. Through PLNs, teacher leaders can collaborate with local, national, and international colleagues. Teacher leaders may use the information in this exemplar to facilitate collaboration amongst their colleagues and provide constructive feedback to strengthen teaching and learning.
 
Link to Exemplar:  http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/10/26/09edtech-network.h31.html
Domains: domain 3
 
Relevant links: 
http://www.classroom20.com/
http://www.edmodo.com/
http://www.diigo.com/
http://edupln.ning.com/