What is a Personal Learning Network (PLN)?

A PLN is a form of professional development that occurs by making connections with individuals and resources based upon a topic of interest.  Educators are encouraged to develop informal learning networks for the purpose of expanding professional learning via global communities in addition to professional learning provided by school districts.

How does a PLN work?

PLNs are operated in a variety of ways both formal and informal.  Educators may choose to curate and read information on particular topics to stay informed or join a group with a common interest to have discussions and share resources.

Metro West GLRS supports Personal Learning Networks for Special Educators by offering multiple curated resources by categories.