[IAEP] FW: eSN Partner: Prepare your students for the future

Kenneth Wyrick kmw at caltek.net
Tue Aug 16 20:21:41 EDT 2011

Thanks Caryl, for sending the info in this e-mail,

I found the following 8-pager
to be what i suggest we look at adopting for our promotion and work in the
PLN arena.


A few months ago some of us were discussing PLNs for teachers and how they
might apply to OLPC.  Here is an interesting book review that discusses
PLNs for both teachers and students.  It is a fairly new direction in
education that most of us will want to know more about.  You don't have to
be a student or teacher to have a PLN!
Hace unos pocos meses discutimos PLNs* para docentes y como pueden
applicar a OLPC. Aquí esta una revista de un libro sobre PLNs para
docentes y estudiantes.  Puede ser de interes a Uds.  Puede ponerlo en
Google Translate si nescesita. No nescesita estar docente ni alumno para
tener un PLN!*Redes de aprendezaje personal

From: eschool.news at eschoolnews.com
To: caryl at laptop.org
Subject: eSN Partner: Prepare your students for the future
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 08:58:10 -0400

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(re)defining professional development

Coauthors Will Richardson and Rob Mancabelli Share
 Why PLNs Are an Essential Foundation for the 21st Century Learner

In order to create successful learning networks in the classroom, teachers
must first create learning networks of their own. Don't know how? In
Personal Learning Networks, the authors share step-by-step advice and
real-world examples of how to form global learning networks. To help you
get started, Solution Tree asked the authors why PLNs are making a
difference in the classroom—and why you should consider creating your own

Q. Please define personal learning networks as they apply to educators and
the world of education in general.

A. A personal learning network (PLN) consists of the
people and resources that fuel our learning.
 During the past decade, this network is increasingly online.
 In a PLN, we can learn anytime, anywhere, with potentially anyone around
the world who shares our passion or interest.
 We can literally build global classrooms of our own making on the web
that include communities of learners we interact with on a regular basis.

Q. What is the link between learning networks and student

A. PLNs are an essential foundation for the 21st century learner.
 Students who create their own networks drive their own learning.
 PLNs work across all subject areas because they connect students to
people and resources customized to their own learning style.
 PLNs transform education by making it more customized, global, real-time,
and connected.

Q. Why did you decide to focus on learning networks as a means to improve
student achievement?

A. Our ability to construct these types of networked connections is a
fundamental part of learning in the 21st century.
 In this new world of learning, student achievement will be framed not so
much by what a child knows, but whether or not that child has learned how
to learn.
 In this sense, PLNs are capacity building.
 They enable students to go beyond their local teachers and textbooks,
making the entire world their classroom.

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Q. Could you describe the research and/or real-world stories that went
into Personal Learning Networks?

A. Thousands of educators are beginning to create
connected learning experiences for the students in their classrooms, and
there is more and more evidence every day that the interactions we can
have within these networked spaces are challenging many of the traditional
structures in our society.
 This book taps into those stories to create a compelling context for

Q. What do you think is the most important message from Personal Learning

The way we learn is changing, and this is a moment filled with both
opportunities and challenges for educators and learners of all stripes.
 If we are to fully understand these opportunities and help our students
take advantage of them, we need to form our own PLNs.
 Only by learning through our own networks can we work together to bring
them to our classrooms and our schools in effective ways.

To learn more about this book, and how to implement a personal learning
network into your professional development plans, click here

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