Project PLN is on it’s way back! @thenerdyteacher and I met on Skype today after our brief summer hiatus to plan the upcoming year of #ProjectPLN.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Project PLN, it is an online magazine that publishes articles from members of our personal learning network from all over the country and world! Project PLN is totally free to you but the ideas, inspiration and people you will meet as a result…well that is just priceless. Each month the editors (that is me and @thenerdyteacher) choose a topic for the next issue. We ask our PLN (that is you) to share their thoughts in the form of an article (or blog post you may have written). We publish every post we receive as an article and put it in one convenient location where we can then share with the world. My favorite part of Project PLN: being introduced to new educators and ideas from around the world.
Last year we used Openzine to host our magazine. We had such and incredible response that sometimes we caused some Openzine fails. This year we are moving the whole operation to WordPress. You can find the new site for Project PLN at http://projectpln.com. We are still playing with the layout and formatting so you can ignore the mess while we are tinkering.
And now to announce your part in all of this: we are accepting posts for the September 2011 issue! Our theme for the September issue is getting started. We would love to hear from you about how you get started for the school year. This could be activities you do with your students, staff development, classroom decorations, or even how you pump yourself up for a new year. There are so many creative ways to get ready for a new year and we want you to share yours with the rest of the PLN!
Here are the bits you will need to know to be included:
Please send the post to ProjectPLN10@gmail.com
Please provide a bio of yourself to be added at the end of the post, this should include where you are in the world, your Twitter ID if you have one, and a link to a blog, website, etc. if you have one.
Please include a picture with your post (it makes them so much more appealing!)
Please send us your submissions by Friday August 26th.
If you have questions you can always send us an email, contact us on Twitter (@ProjectPLN), or find us on Facebook.
I cannot WAIT to share what we have cooked up for October-December. It is going to be fun!
Don’t hog all of the fun to yourself, share with the rest of your PLN.
Kelly and Nick