Educators continually improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology to improve student learning.

1a Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.

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Explore and apply: Learn about, test and add into regular practice a variety of proven, promising and emerging learning strategies with technology.

1b Pursue professional interests by creating and actively participating in local and global learning networks.

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Creating and actively participating: For example, starting social media chats or groups; blogs that encourage discussion; virtual webinars, meet-ups, edcamps or unconferences; collaborative asynchronous writing or working teams.

Local and global learning networks: Virtual and blended learning communities such as social media groups or chats, virtual PLNs, conferences, meet-ups, edcamps and school-based professional learning communities.

1c Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.

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Stay current with research: Stay current through practices like setting search engine email alerts for specific topics, following thought leaders or key organizations on social media or RSS feeds, attending presentations or webinars and subscribing to edtech research journals or other media sources.

Student learning outcomes: The knowledge, skills and dispositions a learner should have at the end of an assignment or learning unit.