On April 24, I will be the first speaker of the day for the Discovery Educator Spring Virtual Conference. This day will be filled with FREE virtual (and in-person) staff development events, all centered around making global connections. You can register here.
My session, on building your personal learning network, is called "Connections, Conversations, and Collaborations: Creating a Personal Learning Network That Works For You." I plan to share the many ways I've built up my PLN and also how I bring my PLN into my classroom where I get to give my students some truly unique experiences. I'll also show the many ways my PLN has come to my rescue in times of need and the few extraordinary career opportunities that have come my way. I want everyone to enjoy the benefits of having a strong PLN, so I'll be sharing lots of tips and tricks on building your own PLN, and nurturing it to maximize it's potential.
In order to keep the connection going beyond the day, I plan to ask everyone to add their location and some information to a Google Map. Serving as sort of a "guest book," the Google Map will be a great resource for those wanting to build their PLN even further with folks with whom they've spent the day with either in person or virtually. (Thank you to Wes Fryer for the conversation that led me to this great idea.)
So, while I was thinking of this idea, I said to myself, "Why didn't I think of this for my own PLN?" LOL
So, here I am now, asking you to add yourself to my PLN map. I would like to know more about you. Please add as much information as you are comfortable. Some things I'd like to know about you:
- Where are you from (leave your pin in your location).
- Leave a photo of yourself or your area.
- What do you do?
- Where can I find you online? Leave a link to your blog, Twitter, etc.
- ...anything else you'd like to leave, feel free to add.
So, here's the link to my PLN map to add your information. Then, please join us on April 24 and be prepared to add your information once again to the DEN Virtual Conference Google Guest Book map (it will be a different map). You can register for the Virtual Conference here. I hope to "see" you there!