Building Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) to Support Your PLC

Mark Wagner, Ph.D.

Personal learning is one of the foundations of a successful PLC - and an element of any successful organizational change effort. This session focuses on tools that can be used by any member of a PLC to build their own Personal Learning Network (PLN), which can not only support their own professional development but can also be an efficient means of diffusing innovation within the PLC. Learn to connect with a community of like minded professionals, make contributions, have conversations, and make requests in your times of need. Powerful free tools and social media such as Twitter and Ning make this possible.



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Presentation Slides


Welcome Question

  • Who makes up your learning network?


Learning to Network & Networking to Learn



Two-Way Web Stories



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Learning to Network & Networking to Learn

  • Make Connections
  • Make Contributions
  • Make Conversation
  • Make Requests


Getting Started



Reflection Question

  • How do you plan to expand your learning network?


Online Evaluation