Here are the resources I’ll be sharing in the Building Learning Communities talk for CEGSA 2013. Please feel free to comment about your own experiences building your Professional Learning Network, Learning Communities in your educational context, creating a Connected Culture in your learning environment and tapping into or initiating purposeful Communities of Practice.
We need each other! People connect with like-minded professionals in purposeful ways. With modern technology, there are more ways than ever to connect in the “in-between” times of face to face gatherings. New opportunities to connect with people around the globe broaden our networks for our own learning, our students and for specific purposes and causes.
My Version of Alvin Toffler’s famous quote
“The literate of the 21st century will be able to learn, unlearn, relearn and co-learn.” C. Haynes
A Must Watch Video
Adam Bellow, ISTE Young Educator of the Year and Keynote Speaker, EduTecher, EduClipper @adambellow
Ways to Connect
- Kathy Cassidy’s Connected from the Start @kathycassidy
- Sheryl Nausbaum-Beach Connected Educator @snbeach
Essential for ICT School Leaders
Parent Community Examples
Email Lists and Newsletters
Professional Learning – Face to Face
Twitter. Follow conference keynotes and other leaders. See who they follow and connect with them. See the results in Storify of our Mini Twitter Chat conducted during the session.