Learning through connections and community. Six months ago, I didn’t fully understand what this meant. Today, with Twitter, my Google Reader, and various Skype interactions, I’ve realized the powerful impact on my own learning. Not only that, I am watching it happen to a colleague, who has joined this network recently.
Through this community, I became aware of a program Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Will Richardson run. At first glance, I knew it was something I wanted, needed, to be involved in. Their plan, Powerful Learning Practice, provides a unique opportunity for a group of teachers at a school to engage in a professional development opportunity with others from the area (and across the globe). Here’s a quote from their website:
"The PLP model is currently enabling hundreds of educators around the
country to experience the transformative potential of social Web tools
to build global learning communities and re-envision their own personal
I am gathering interested independent school teachers from around Virginia and the surrounding states to form a cohort of energetic teachers. Are you interested? Email me for more information (susancartermorganatgmaildotcom), DM me on Twitter (scmorgan), or leave a comment.
Also, if you know someone who might be interested, please pass the information along.
Come, join us!