How to Build a PLN

Posted by on May 9, 2015 in 21st Century Teaching & Learning, PLN, Professional Development | 0 comments

This week I had an amazing opportunity to teach a college class of pre-service teachers. My friend and colleague, Heidi Veal and I spent one hour sharing the why and how of building a PLN.

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What is a PLN?

Some call it a Professional Learning Network others call it a Personal Learning Network, I prefer to use the word personal.  I prefer to say personal because it is tailored to my needs and aligned to my passion and interests which makes it very personal.

I often tell teachers, that they should not rely on their school district or administrators to develop them professionally.  Educators need to take professional learning into their own hands.  In my opinion, my personal and professional growth is my responsibility and I that is too big and important of a job to delegate it to someone else.

Tools to Get You Started 

Here is the presentation we shared with the class. It is a website we created filled with tools and examples of different platforms you can use to build and grow your PLN. Click on the image or scan the QR code to view this resource.

Building Your PLN

I hope you find this resource helpful as you continue to grow and build your own PLN.

Originally posted on Driven Leadership: Leading with Passion and Purpose website. 
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FREE QR Code Webinar

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in 21st Century Teaching & Learning, Professional Development, QR Codes | 2 comments

Although QR codes have been around since 1994, it is not until recently that teachers have the devices available in their classrooms to use QR codes in their classroom.

My friend Jennifer Kimbrell is hosting a free webinar for teachers. In this webinar, Jen will demonstrate how to create and use QR codes to increase student engagement and boost learning.  Jen is a great teacher and I know everyone will enjoy learning from her.

If you have never used QR codes or are looking for some fresh ideas and ways you can incorporate QR codes in your lessons, this webinar is just for you.  The webinar is free but space is limited.  Visit Jen’s website www.techwithjen.com to reserve your spot.

http://techwithjen.com/

What is better than PD in your PJs!

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Announcing a #ECEChat

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in 21st Century Teaching & Learning, Twitter | 0 comments

I am excited to announce a new Twitter chat just for early childhood teachers and school leaders.  Join us Tuesday nights from 8:30-9:00 pm to discuss topics specific to early childhood education. This is a great opportunity to continue to build and extend your personal learning network.

Our first chat will be on April 28th!  Help us spread the word.

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Sign up on Remind to receive notification and updates about upcoming chat topics and reminders about the chat.

 

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Are you on Voxer? So are we. Leave your Voxer ID in the comments to be added to the #ECEchat Voxer group.

I can’t wait to learn and collaborate with early childhood educators from across the America.

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Initial Syllable Identification QR Code Station

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in 21st Century Teaching & Learning, Literacy, Preschool, QR Codes, Spanish | 0 comments

Welcome to Teaching with Nancy!

Do your students need extra practice identifying and distinguishing initial syllables in Spanish words?

Your students will love figuring out if the two words they hear begin with the same initial syllable sound with these audio QR codes.

This activity is NOT a bunch of worksheets, this is an engaging interactive early literacy station that integrates technology in a fun and meaningful way.

Monkey Spanish Initial Syllable QR Code Station

Thank you in advance for your feedback. Follow my store and blog to receive notification of my new products and freebies!

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Letter Sound Detective Spanish QR Code Station

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in 21st Century Teaching & Learning, Kindergarten, Literacy, Preschool | 0 comments

Your students will love figuring out the letter that makes the sound they hear when they scan these audio QR codes!

This activity is NOT a bunch of worksheets, this is an engaging interactive learning early literacy station that integrates technology in a fun and meaningful way.

Thank you in advance for your feedback. Follow my store and blog to receive notification of my new products and freebies!

Spanish Letter Sound Detective QR Code Station

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