Fresh ideas to help you overcome leadership isolation! The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Through powerful vignettes and strategies, you’ll discover how innovation–minded school leaders connect to avoid isolation, lower stress, find support, and share ideas. This roadmap to transformational change will help you to: • Strategically connect with colleagues and staff • Jumpstart and sustain your Professional Learning Network • Overcome isolation for lasting impact Being a Connected Educator is more than a set of actions: it’s a belief in the potential of technology to fuel lifelong learning. To explore the other books in this series, visit the Corwin Connected Educators website at “School leadership is a challenge that is made more difficult through isolation, but it doesn’t have to be that way. The authors lead you to reflect on what isolates you and share practical ways to help get connected. A must read for connected and soon to be connected leaders!” Todd Whitaker, Professor of Department of Educational Leadership Indiana State University “Filled with real-time examples and reflection questions from three dynamic, active principals who’ve crafted their own connected and growing practices, this book is a comforting guide for anyone seeking to establish a personal or professional learning network, and lays a Twitter–connected path to the next steps of leadership development.” Kirsten Olson, Ed.D, PCC Author of The Mindful School Leader and Wounded By School

Finding Your Professional Learning Network

Finding Your Professional Learning Network

“Twitter is the faculty room you always wanted.”

—Adam Bellow

Educators and administrators that have become connected with others through social media have discovered a whole new world of learning at their fingertips. These connected educators call it “24/7 Professional Development (PD) when they want it,” “PD from your couch,” “learning at your fingertips,” and “the staff lounge that never sleeps.” As they build their Professional Learning Network (PLN) of people they are networked with online, they find it is very easy to learn about new educational practices that they didn’t even know ...

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