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Friday, January 20, 2017

Professional Learning – How Much Is Done On Your Own?

According to Marc-André Lalande, “a Personal Learning Network is a way of describing the group of people that you connect with to learn their ideas, their questions, their reflections, and their references. Your PLN is not limited to online interactions, but it is that online, global interactive part that really makes it special. It is personal because you choose who’s part of that group; you choose if you want to lurk–just check out what people are saying–or if you share; because you choose when to do so, and how to do so.”
On Tuesday January 17 I was part of two 1 hour sessions that involved my PLN. First was a Local focused group discussing Wellness/Mental Health through #opcchat and the second was a Webinar Integrating Computational Thinking into the Math Classroom by Lisa Floyd.  Educators were able to interact, engage, reflect, share, and make personal connections. I was able to enhance my professional learning from the comforts of my home and expand on my digital portfolio. What I garnered from these sessions that evening I was able to share with my staff the next day and enabling them to move forward with their own. My choice, my time, my place!

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