My PLN is an important part of my teaching career, maybe moreso than I ever realized. This was a neat project because I got to see a visualize representation of how I learn and grow as a professional educator. It was also nice to take time to think about the things that I do both inside of school and out. Sometimes I get so busy with life that I don't get time to reflect. The most important part of my PLN (and of my life) is my husband! He is so passionate about teaching that he makes me want to be a better teacher. When we lived in South Carolina, we attended several educator conferences, which I loved! Now that we're in the UP, we're a little more isolated and would have to travel quite far to attend them, so I've tried to find online resources to give me my fix. One resource that I've found that I love is the Discovery Educator's Network; it is such a great tool for connecting with other teachers. They also have lots of webinars, available free to teachers! Discovery also has streaming videos and a multitude of online resources to use in your classroom. We use their science techbook, which is amazing!
My PLN isn't going to change; it already is changing! Every day I'm learning from and connecting with new people. Whether it is finding cute projects that someone shared on Pinterest or reading the latest post on one of the educational blogs I follow, it seems like my view of teaching is always changing and being reinvented. Add the MAET program on top of that and the changes just don't stop coming.
I have started to see more and more people, including folks in this class, talking about using Pinterest as a way to connect. I may have to start using it in more detail.
I'm Edie - wife, mom, instructional designer,online instructor, home renovator,
and lover of nature, travel, technology, and vintage campers!