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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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Expert Interview: Howard Gardner

In this expert interview, Common Sense Media met with renowned educator and psychologist Howard Gardner of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. We talked about his latest research on digital media, ... Read more
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Expert Interview: Katie Salen

In this expert interview,  we sat down with Katie Salen  (Director of Institute of Play and associate professor in the Design and Technology department at the Parsons School of Design) to talk ... Read more
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Expert Interview: Henry Jenkins

Do you wonder how kids are being affected by growing up in a globally interconnected, multicultural, participatory world? In this expert interview, Henry Jenkins (Provost’s Professor of Communication, ... Read more
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