Be a Connected Educator

Imagine that you have to re-design a lesson plan that did not pan out as expected. You post a request for ideas on your Professional Learning Network and within a few hours, you receive 15 responses that include links to resources, successful lesson plans, and engaging activities. That is the power of being a connected educator and using a Professional Learning Network (PLN).

Free Access to a Full-Length Online e-Course

I am conducting a study to determine whether the use of Professional Learning Networks (PLN's) can aid teachers in finding solutions to common classroom challenges.
I am looking for K-12 teachers interested in participating in an e-course about building and participating Professional Learning Networks.
The e-course has 4 learning modules (more information below).

If you would like to enroll in the e-course, please sign up here:


Course Outline

The e-course will provide challenges, interactive content, and discussions that will help you learn the following skills:
  • Module 1: Participating in the Digital World
    • Information Literacy
    • Ethics & Privacy
    • Networking & Netiquette
  • Module 2: Professional Learning Network Tools
  • Modules 3 & 4: Using PLN tools to get help, ideas, feedback, and connect with others.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you,

Torrey Trust
Ph.D. Student
Teaching and Learning
Department of Education
University of California, Santa Barbara

Preview of PLN e-Course