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June 20-22, 2016. Buena Vista Campus, Storm Lake Iowa

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Monday, June 20 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
PLNs: Direct Your Own PD!

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PLC, PBIS, PLTW—The world of education is an alphabet soup of acronyms! There is one however, that has the potential to revolutionize PD: the PLN. Personal Learning Networks are informal learning connections marked by self-direction and collaboration. While educators have always had networks of close colleagues (think of the teacher’s lounge!), technology provides an unprecedented opportunity to connect and collaborate in ways never before possible. By 2020, fully 44% of the American workforce will be independently employed, bringing a whole new meaning to the concept of “job training.” Developing self directed, self motivated, life-long learners who can find just-in-time resources to improve their knowledge and skills on their own is our most important teaching responsibility. Learn about PLNs and discuss ways to build your own network, personalize your PD become the same type of learner we are teaching our students to be.

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Karen Goldstein

Client Success Partner, BrightBytes
Karen is a long time educator from Indianapolis, who has taught and coached in the MSDs of Lawrence and Pike Township. She is a data geek and loves to dig in to data and discover connections between seemingly disparate pieces of information. Joining BrightBytes has allowed her to share her data passion with teachers all over the midwest.

Monday June 20, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
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