During my graduate studies I have expanded my professional learning networks (PLNs). This is vital for coaches to stay current with emerging technologies, innovations in pedagogy, and the learning sciences. I think my biggest area of growth was using Twitter as an online PLN. Throughout our graduate studies we have been encouraged to tweet about what we’re learning and also share our fellow cohort member’s blog posts. This was a great way to reflect on my learning and coaching successes and contribute to my online PLN.
I also began to use Twitter to curate resources and research for my QUEST inquiries. I would use Twitter hashtags to follow emerging trends and find Twitter Chats to participate in. It took me a long time to jump on the Twitter bandwagon, but I am so glad I did! Now my PLN is not just limited to my colleagues at school or people I met at a conference that one time. Twitter helps me connect with like-minded people from all over the world in real-time. Together we can share ideas and resources, challenge our perspectives, and publish content to an authentic audience.
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