A Personal Learning Network
Sometimes it's important to take a few minutes and reflect on our own learning. Maybe we need to ask ourselves certain questions:
Are we keeping up on the research? Do our kids appear to be engaged? Do we look forward to work everyday? Are all of our students making progress academically? Do we believe all students can learn? Do we have a growth mindset? (http://mindsetonline.com/whatisit/about/)
In today's ever-changing world we have to have a quick way to stay up-to-date within our profession. Our kids depend on us. On November 20, 2014 I had the chance to speak with a room full of wonderful professional educators. There was a mixture of teachers, administrators and central office personnel. The topic for the breakout session was "Using Twitter As Your Personal Learning Network For Universal Design for Learning." Here is the link for the presentation. (http://bit.ly/OCALIcon2014) Feel free to modify it and use it.
This did not end up being a presentation. It ended up being a time for sharing and meeting new people. Then in some ways it was about meeting people in person that I had known for years on twitter but had never met. It was kind of like a reunion of friends. Everyone in the room was talking to each other and helping each other out. We created our own #udlpln and it felt great. Hopefully everyone in the room feels like they are now a larger part of a Personal Learning Network (PLN). Twitter is one of the most powerful tools I've ever experienced in all my many years in education and it feels good to pass along the knowledge, ideas and strategies.
So when you get a chance become friends with some of these folks: @mvcsdspecialed @SigningSenators @mkeeneyAT @staceyAramirez @OVEC_SPED @CISAMOhio @MichelleJElia @nmamem24 @msmaryscholl @singoffpitch @katietmcdermott.
A person that has invested in the lives of others through many avenues including education.