By: Abbey Sullivan
Building and extending your professional learning network (PLN) outside the walls of your school and boundaries of your state can be a breath of fresh air for new ideas and troubleshooting age-old dilemmas. Here are a few tips for meeting new thought leaders like yourself as well as helping others improve their engagement with the rest of the education technology world.
What other events would you add? Do you have a favorite blog we should know about? Be sure to share your thoughts below!
Our team stays up to date with innovative ideas and resources by regularly checking these great blogs. We recommend you do the same for some quick, thought-provoking reading. (Tip: If you’ve fallen way behind, check in with our Twitter Buzz blog series for the most popular articles we share each month Sign up here and it will automatically be delivered to your inbox.)
It is a difficult task to choose the top educators tweeting about technology in the classroom, but these leaders continuously provide excellent resources and personal experiences everyone can learn from.
No travel required: attend interactive professional development sessions from your classroom or living room thanks to webinars. Archived recordings are an excellent alternative to gain the same access to information without the financial investment of traveling. Check back often with these sites for the most recent sessions and subscribe to receive alerts when new events are posted. Interesting in hosting an EdTech webinar with DyKnow? Let us know.
If you are able to attend one of these fantastic in-person events, we highly recommend doing so. There is no substitute for the high energy levels and access to masses of resources (even though Twitter comes in a close second place). We annually attend each of the following major conferences and regularly host 1:1 computing roundtables (at no cost to hosts or attendees!) Interested in hosting an event at your school or presenting on behalf of DyKnow? Speak up.
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