Yesterday, I shared with you how I built my Personal Learning Network (PLN) using Twitter. Now, I want to share with you what my PLN means to me. This post was inspired by Joyce Seitzinger’s (@Catspyjamasnz) wiki project in which you can contribute! My PLN did not always consist of my online community. Most educator PLNs will begin in a school with educators they connect with who will provide them with support and inspire them to improve their instructional practices.
I met such a special person while teaching at a Texas high school. I was the only person in the ESL department and Sister Luz Moreno took me under her wing. Sister Luz noticed that the English language learners were struggling in their mainstream classes and that they rarely interacted with native speaking students so she sought my help in creating an International Society. Before this, I kept to myself and was quite shy. To read more about Sister Luz and her amazing impact on poor children visit my guest post about her in Karenne Sylvester’s blog.
In the meantime, feel free to watch this video about what you mean to me, because you are part of my Personal Learning Network! Everyday, educators share resources with me on Twitter, nings, Google reader, LinkedIn, Facebook, Delicious, Second Life, blogs, and other social networks. I feel fortunate to have continuous thought-provoking conversations with educators who inspire me to continually reflect upon my practices!
Join Catspyjamasnz’s project by posting your video on this wiki or you can watch the previous videos!
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