I have found a great deal of professional development and engagement through several LinkedIn Teaching Communities.
These communities have provided both the opportunity for an exchange of ideas and an opportunity to showcase my teaching credentials.
One example of my PLCO engagement was through a question I asked in the “Teacher’s Lounge,” a LinkedIn Community that is populated by educators of varied experience.
Another example of my online participation is through a presentation I created on Parent and Teacher Conferences.
The comments were highly encouraging and demonstrated the impact of my post and the importance of my message.
Online Professional Learning Communities are a new and highly productive way of developing as an educator; these online communities are on LinkedIn, Google+, and many other platforms. Without much effort a teacher can bring an expert, on a range of teaching topics, to their desk. An educator can also offer their work to for the benefit of the community.