Professional Learning Network

The NR21 grant creates a Professional Learning Network of principals, digital coaches, technical support staff, professional development strategists, state representatives, and district leaders. These entities form a network of experts who collaborate to foster student and teacher success when implementing technology. This page houses reference materials related to the those implementing the foundations of the NR21 Grant.

PLN Team Resources

Digital Coach Created Resources

Michelle Truman

@ Silverstri STEAM Academy

Check out the Driving Digital Learning. A collection of useful and inspiring resources to enhance the digital learning experience of your school site.

Britt Wadas

@ Thurman White MS

Wadas Up webpage hosts links to digitals tools and apps to aid teachers implement technology in their classrooms.

Brianna Aikens

@ Pinecrest - St. Rose

Thinking about making changes to your next Chromebook deployment? Check out this educational video.

Leslie VanSchaik @ Fertitta MS

Provide your staff with inspirational ideas and technology tidbits by placing your 1-pagers in a place we all have to visit - the restroom. PD on the Potty (White MS) and Bathroom Bytes (Fertitta MS) are a great way to "byte" size information to your team.

Cassandra Berhe-Tyner @ Somerset Stephanie Campus

Challenge your staff to implement technology and blended learning pedagogy in their classrooms with a school wide bingo board. Shout out educators who complete the challenges by adding their names to the board and reward employees who score 5 in a row.

Thurman White MS

Set the tone for the day before your students walk into their classrooms. Using a color code system on the doors informs students how to be prepared for each class session.

  • RED - no technology needed
  • YELLOW - technology be used later in the day
  • GREEN - technology start, prepare your Chromebook
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LaRenda Norman

@ Greenspun MS

Encouraging digital citizenship and providing reminders about proper uses of technology are key to success in 1:1 environments. Greenspun Middle School is using desktop images to provide key reminders to their students and staff members.

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Stephanie Russell, Brianna Aikens, & Charles Melchin @ Pinecrest Academy

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Trying to find an innovative way of sharing Professional Development with your team? Tech Talk Tuesday is a slide show presentation with embedded bite sized information for tech integration.