March 2nd, 2019

Building PLNs

In 2013, I attended my first EdCamp. It was EdCamp Milwaukee organized by Chad Kafka, Tammy Lind, and Beth Lisowski. At that first EdCamp, I met a lot of new faces that I would soon realize were great innovators in education. It was the day I realized the power of a personal learning network. I learned about gamification from Michael Matera, Google tips and tricks from Jennie Magiera, fantastic tech toys from Tricia Louis, innovative PD design from Jason Bretzmann, and met essential people in my PLN like Brian Durst.

The great thing about this network was that it was not grade level or subject specific. We all had something to contribute to the conversation and something to learn from each other. All the unconferences I have attended have been great experiences. That is why we have a team that is organizing an EdCamp in our own district. It will be held on March 2, 2019, at Brookfield Central High School in Brookfield, WI. All are welcome and registration is free.

I hope you can find a way to attend. The more sharing we have the more everyone will benefit.

-Mike Mohammad