Innovation: Education

What I Learned From My PLP

Modeling a PLP as an adult learner

Life Legeros, Tarrant Institute for Innovative EducationAs a new year dawns, are you thinking about self improvement? A Personal Learning Plan (PLP) is a great way to plan and document your professional growth, provide a framework for reflection, and gain a better understanding of how to make PLPs most useful for your students.

I shared what I have gleaned from my own PLP experience in a Vermont Fest 2015 presentation: “Walking the Walk: Educator PLPs for Professional Growth“.

I talk through the gist of it in the screencast below.

Modeling PLPs schoolwide

But it’s not just me modeling how having a PLP can benefit adults in professional development, as well as students. Check out this video from Fayston Elementary School, in Waitsfield, Vermont. At this school, adults — educators and administrators both — are constructing PLPs along with the students this year:

Do you have a PLP? Are you considering modeling it for your students?

Author

Life LeGeros

Life has worked in various roles in K-12 education, including classroom teacher, assistant principal, math department head, state agency administrator, and school board teacher representative. His dissertation focused on the impact of math teachers' knowledge on the growth of their students. He believes in teacher leadership, student empowerment, and challenging the status quo. He loves being immersed in tech-rich and outdoor environments, though not simultaneously. Find him on Twitter @lifelegeros.

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