Professional Learning Network

Welcome to our PLN (Professional Learning Network) sponsored by Cisco!

The PLN is designed for CILC's members to find colleagues, join conversations and grow their network. Once you have joined the PLN you can catch up on the latest discussions, review Professional Development Tweets and check out the calendar for upcoming PLN events.

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 Date: 2/03/2017
Ideas worth spreading: @SirKenRobinson makes an entertaining case for #education that nurtures via @TEDTalks 
 Date: 2/01/2017
Online Courses Marketplace Launches Live, Affordable Tutoring Service
 Date: 1/29/2017
From: @learningbird
New to teaching? Check out the top 10 classroom management tips for novice teachers. 

 Date: 2/03/2017
From: @JoyceBronwyn
I just joined the movement to bring #globalgoals to education! Learn about #TeachSDGs at or @TeachSDGs
 Date: 2/03/2017
What's New: New Tools For Schools - Tech Learning: #edchat #edtech #instructionaltechnology #instructionaltech 
 Date: 1/07/2017
From: @OfficeofEdTech
Are your students using #edtech passively, or to create, design, build, explore & collaborate? #satchat #satchatwc

 Date: 2/13/2017
From: @isteconnects
Make 'mistakes' part of the creative process #pbl #empoweredlearner #failforward #VoicesofISTE
 Date: 2/13/2017
From: @isteconnects
Make 'mistakes' part of the creative process #pbl #empoweredlearner #failforward #VoicesofISTE
Stay Tuned for Upcoming CILC Professional Learning Events 

Media & the Effects on Children

As clinicians, we are asked these questions all the time.  Parents and schools can do so much to help. Here’s a small list.   Turn down the news.  Adults often watch and listen continually to the latest updates concerning terrorist events.  Children, however, may be exposed to more than they can absorb.  Limiting this exposure can go a long way to alleviating their anxiety and allow them to grasp the safety and solace that exists in their world. Make room...
Posted: 1/11/2017 10:47:00 AM by James Levine

The Life of an Online Teacher

Well…. Almost every teacher. While traditional teachers may bring work home with them, for many online teachers, the work day may not actually start until very late in the evening. In today’s global educational marketplace, many companies are offering online classes, tutoring programs, and other educational resources to students all over the world. Many of the teachers involved with these projects however, do not actually live in the same country as their students. This is due ...
Posted: 9/13/2016 1:05:51 PM by Aryeh Eisenberg

Breaking Down the Walls by Sean Forde

Eight years in education seems short to most, however in my eight years in elementary education, these thirty-one year old eyes have seen a lot! I have had the amazing opportunity to experience three completely different styles of education over this time. My first three years were spent in a public school just south of Phoenix, Arizona in a town called Casa Grande. Being fresh out of college, I was eager to jump in and make learning fun and integrate technology, however and whenever I could....
Posted: 8/23/2016 10:53:41 AM by Sean Forde

First Day of School Activity That Says WOW! by Rhett Oldham

I love Google Classroom!   That is certainly not an original statement but an apt one for returning teachers.  I have just prepped my first three weeks of school by hitting the "reuse post" option, examining my old lessons, adding and subtracting from them to make them better, and copying them to my other classes.  What a cool feature...but I digress.  This post is about setting your room culture on day one. I do not use paper in my classroom.  All o...
Posted: 8/11/2016 10:41:10 AM by Rhett Oldham

Inspiring Next-Generation Teachers Through the Professional Learning Network

For years the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) has been the go-to resource for teachers around the world to find ways to virtually connect their students to experts, peers and experiences anywhere, at any time.The CILC houses a repository of 2,000+ virtual programs, backed by national standards, and posted by 170+ cultural organizations. Through their site, virtual “field trips” are conducted over web-based videoconferencing, experts can virtually...
Posted: 6/27/2016 5:36:51 PM by Mary Schlegelmilch


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The 5 Minute University Tech Blog

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EdCampGlobal: Global Collaborations

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