Building your own Personal/Professional Learning Network (PLN) provides you with an opportunity for personal professional development. Personal Professional Development (PD) allows you to communicate with, connect with, share with, and learn from others at any time during your day.

There are a variety of tools that can assist you in building your PLN and locating resources to continually improve your professional practice as an educator noted below.

What is a Professional/Personal Learning Network (PLN)? See the videos below for more information on why building a PLN?

Richardson, W. [Will Richardson]. (2007, December 07). Personal Learning Networks [Video file]. Retrieved from

Follett Software (2011, May 22). Building Your PLN | ASCD11 Interview with Steven Anderson [Video file]. Retrieved from

Maximizing your PLN:

PLN for new teachers:

The following are examples of tools can be utilized to build your Professional/Personal Learning Network and/or for personal professional development. If you would like to know more about these tools visit the Tech Tool Guides and Video Tutorial sections of this professional development wiki.

Examples of Google+ communities to join: