I have been graciously asked by Andrew Marcinek to participate in a panel at ntcamp 2010 on Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) with my friends and colleagues Tom Whitby, Kyle Pace and Steven Anderson. One of the most important resources that a new teacher can have is other teachers.  Without a strong base of support, many new teachers leave the profession or find themselves overwhelmed.  Building a PLN, whether it be within their own building or through online tools like Twitter, blogs and Nings is vital not only for new teachers but for all teachers.

As a panel we want to make sure we address what the attendees want to hear. Andrew has put together a Wallwisher to crowdsource some questions and topics for us to address as a panel.

Please add to the Wallwisher with some guiding questions or discussion questions for us!

For more on PLNs: 

Why everyone needs a great PLN
What Makes a PLN Valuable to You?
5 Things You Can Do to Begin Developing Your PLN


  1. Akilah Abdul-Rahman


    Hi! Do students often attend these camps? I am an education student and rising college junior and I would be interested in attending, mostly to observe and listen.

  2. Reply

    It sounds like a great opportunity. It is so great for experienced teachers to provide insight and guidance to others.

    I was wondering if you think teachers in Philly would be interested in MyTownTutors. It is a website that list teachers who tutor. Only teachers can be listed, so parents will have confidence in the tutor.

    It might be a good resource for the teachers in your audience. We have over 100 teachers so far and we have only contacted a small section of Massachusetts.

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks for your time. I am new to twitter and look forward to following you in the future.


    Mark Molloy

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