Resources for Jigsaw

This PLN LiveBinder, curated by Jennifer LeGarde, contains PLN information for newbies and experienced PLN participants alike.

PLN Articles

Suggested by Abby Futrell, Research Associate at the Friday Institute.

Personal Learning Networks for Educators: 10 Tips
Author: Mark Wagner
Source: Getting Smart
Dr. Wagner shares ten tips for building your personal learning network. These tips outline how to “learn to network” while you “network to learn”.

Power Up! / Put the "Personal" in Your PLN

Author: Doug Johnson

Source: Educational Leadership

This Educational Leadership article emphasizes the responsibility we have as educators to be lifelong learners. There are specific bullets on how learning networks for leaders and teachers help us fulfill our commitment for professional growth.​

"How do I get an PLN?"

Author: Tom Whitby

Source: Edutopia

Tom Whitby answers several “start up” questions about creating a PLN. This article also explains next steps for developing and maintaining your PLN.

Personal Learning Networks: Knowledge Sharing as Democracy

Author: Alison Seaman

Source: Hybrid Pedagogy

In this article, Alison Seaman discusses the communal nature of knowledge sharing through PLNs. For additional resources, pay close attention to the valuable links included in the article.

Personal Learning Networks for Educators

Author: Skip Via

Source: UAF School of Education

Through this informative and entertaining video, Skip Via expounds on the benefits educators should consider in creating and participating in a learning network. [Note the use of quietube: Videos without distractions.]

Additional Articles

"20 Tips for Creating a Professional Learning Network"

"Resources for Growing a PLN"

Webinar Format - Complete the Answer Garden
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Agenda -> Welcome -> Define PLN -> Modeling the Protocol Process -> Practicing the Protocol -> Next Steps -> Summary and Reflection -> Professional Learning Evaluation