A new year of Project PLN is here! Over the summer we (read: @thenerdyteacher) spiffed up the look of Project PLN and gave it it’s very own home. You can now find a new Issue of Project PLN each month at http://projectpln.com. I am LOVING the new look and feel this year! Project PLN looks like a bookshelf and each post contributed by the PLN is a separate item on the shelf. So cool.
Nick and I started Project PLN last year as a way to get to know the members of our PLN better and to connect and spread ideas. Many of you have contributed over the past year and I hope that you will continue to contribute this year! We have some fun topics coming up that I think will spur some great thinking.
We are dubbing the October issue”The Best” issue. We want people to share something that they think is the very best. It could be a lesson plan they really love, it could be a mobile app, it could be a web tool or anything else that you think is the very best and you want to share it with the rest of the PLN.
In November, we are having a #SchoolDidAGoodThing issue. We want people to share the stories of how school did a good thing for them. These stories serve as an inspiration to teachers and the community. It is a nice reminder why we all do what we do. We really hope you will share a story with us on how school did a good thing.
December is going to be EPIC. We have an idea for the December issue that we really love. We have declared December, “The Student Voice Issue”. We want to encourage teachers to have students write about, film, draw, etc. what they want their dream school to look like. Our goal is to have 13 posts with 1 post representing each grade of K-12. We still have some logistics to work out, but we want to get the idea out there now so interested teachers can think about working with their students on this exciting project.
We hope you like this month’s issue of ProjectPLN and we want to hear from you about what we can do to make it better.
This month’s Project PLN was all about advice on starting the school year. We have a wide variety of advice from amazing educators from all over the world that might be what you are looking for or might be perfect for teachers in your building.
This month you can find the following:
- Believing in Our Students
- First Day of School Activities
- Reflecting Back to Forge Ahead
- I’m Ready
- Back To School
- Ready or Not
- Personalizing Learning
- Starting the New Year
- Classroom Management Stuff for New Teachers
I am always humbled by all of you in my PLN, you are incredible!
Thank you to all who contributed to this issue and please join in by contributing to the next issue!