The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.
Often we are bombarded with information and suggestions from a single source or group. Even though there may be differing viewpoints, if we rely on the same stream of information, from the same audience, we run the risk of missing valuable insights that may just appear to be the same white noise after a period of time. No fear there is a solution to this dilemma. The website Powerful Learning Practice: Professional Learning for Connected Educators (plpnetwork.com) contains a vast array of information and links to assist educators and administrators on their path towards connected 21st century learning. The website is a conglomeration of articles, links and blogs that come from many contributors from all stakeholder groups in education today.
As you explore the website you will come across a blog entitled Voices From the Learning Revolution (http://plpnetwork.com/voices/). This blog space is a collaboration between teachers, administrators, students and parents making their voices heard regarding the importance of connected, 21st century learning. Their voices add a much needed perspective, substance and a degree of urgency that speaks to the changes that are required to support everyone’s learning in this new digital education paradigm. This week take some time to read the submissions in the blog and listen to the voices of the people we support daily, as their voices speak the loudest.
Professional Development for Teachers | Powerful Learning Practice. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://plpnetwork.com
Voices | Powerful Learning Practice [Web log post]. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://plpnetwork.com/voices/