Learning comes naturally to educators, but in today’s busy world, it can be hard to prioritize time for learning. In her Ignite talk at ISTE 2017, Sarah Thomas reminds educators of how empowering and important it is to engage in learning as educators, particularly when it comes to connecting and sharing with one another. She shares her thoughts and insights on building a Personal Learning Network (PLN), or what she refers to as her Personal Learning Family, and discusses how powerful educators are when they come together and support one another. And not only do educators benefit from engaging in professional learning, but their students benefit as well. Learner is one of the new ISTE Standards for Educators, and embodying the Learner is an important part of honing your educational practice and working toward a world where all learners thrive, achieve, and contribute. Visit iste.org/StandardsForEducators to learn more.
- Clara Alaniz on Empowering and Celebrating Growth for All Learners
- Educator Insights: How to Build a PLN and Become a Connected Educator