Constructing an Online Professional Learning Network for School Unity and Student Achievement
- Robin Thompson - Manatee High School
- Laurie Kitchie - Manatee High School
- Robert Gagnon - Manatee High School
A Joint Publication With Learning Forward
Continuing Professional Development | Professional Learning Communities
"This book is a testimony to true transformative practice. The whole school community pursued a single vision, with multiple checkpoints, while providing incremental support to the staff."
—Cheryl Steele Oakes, Teacher
Wells High School, ME
Advance your professional learning community into the digital age
What if your professional learning community was available 24 hours a day, every day of the year? Would you like to have a place to share lesson plans, student work, a new curriculum, and to provide a discussion forum for all stakeholders? You can, even with only a basic understanding of technology. The authors explain how they created an online professional learning network to share a new core curriculum, providing a framework for constructing such a network to fit your school's needs. The many benefits include:
- Enhanced communication among teachers, administrators, and the community
- Easy access to professional development for many more participants
- Implementation of best practices and instructional strategies for improved teacher performance
- Increased understanding of and commitment to educational goals
Included are checklists, flowcharts, screenshots of an actual learning network, case studies, and a glossary of terms. This book provides all the tools you need to build a successful and motivating professional community online.
“This book is a testimony to true transformative practice. The whole school community pursued a single vision, with multiple year checkpoints, while providing incremental support to the staff.”
“Every school that is ready to catch up with today’s students and truly use today’s technology can increase the success of students! This book is a practical, systematic handbook that any school can follow.”
“Take your PLC to the next level and set up your own learning network with this helpful step-by-step guide.”
“Fantasy has a magical bullet. This book is for those in the field that believe positive change stems from a concerted effort and best practices."
“This book will help schools build a professional network to improve and enhance the work of teachers, specialists, and administrators, improving student achievement in the process.”
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Focusing on a Professional Learning Network