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From PLN to Practice: Tips from 5 Educators on Personalizing Your Professional Learning

What is a PLN, and why should you start one? Our panel of teachers and PLN experts weigh in.
Traditional professional development for teachers, while important, doesn't usually address every teacher's unique needs when it comes to professional learning. Top-down PD solutions tend to ignore what we want most: More opportunities for choice and topics that are timely and actually relevant to our unique classrooms. It's no wonder, then, that online PLNs -- professional (or sometimes "personal") learning networks -- have become so popular in recent years. ... Read more
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Meet Our Ambassadors: Ginann Franklin

We think our Common Sense Ambassadors are worth knowing. Here's the latest in a series of spotlights.
The Common Sense Ambassadors are an exceptional group of Common Sense Certified education leaders who share their passion and inspiration about our mission with others.  Today we're ... Read more
0 Digital Citizenship

5 Tech Tools to Integrate Today

Encourage teachers to build tech skills with kid-tested and technology coach-approved apps.
There is an old saying that begins, "If I had a nickel..." If I applied that saying to how often a teacher approached me for help but began with, "I have a stupid question,” I'd ... Read more
0 In the Classroom

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