[Offtopic] ICT Professional Learning Networks in Victoria, Southern NSW & Tasmania

Mark Richardson mark.at.vitta at gmail.com
Wed Dec 31 16:17:33 EST 2008

Join a Professional Learning Network
In 2009 VITTA will be establishing regional professional learning  
networks [PLNs] for the teaching and learning of ICT K-12. These  
networks will support teachers who cannot readily access the  
professional learning activities that VITTA run in Melbourne.

Initially, VITTA is targeting key people in 10 regions in Victoria,  
two regions in Tasmania and Fiji to assist with the setting up of  
PLNs. Ideally, VITTA would like two people to run each network.

If you want to be involved you could initially help arrange the first  
meeting of a PLN and invite teachers and educators in your area to the  
meeting or if you don't want that level of involvement, you could just  
get included on a mailing list for when the PLN in your region gets  

VITTA will be also circulating information about the PLNs through  
Edulists and its publications asking for those who are interested in  
either joining the PLNs to contact the interim leaders or being an  
interim leader of any PLNs without leaders attached.

The first PLN meeting for each region [Term 1, 2009] would be to  
assess interest levels, define leadership, decide on frequency of  
meetings, location of meetings and possible topics and speakers.

The VITTA Professional Learning Office will support the PLNs in their  
set up and ongoing operations. This support cover some outside  
presenter as well as assistance with network planning.
While each PLN will have autonomy in direction and organisation, they  
will have to report on their activities for VITTA once per term.  
Professional Learning Networks will be able to access the professional  
learning resources of the VITTA Office. PLN leaders will be invited to  
attend network planning support sessions in Melbourne.

Still interested?  VITTA hopes to welcome you on board soon. Contact  
the VITTA Office for expressions of interest as an interim PLN leader.  
Mark Richardson will be the key contact. A FAQ sheet on the PLNs is  
available, contact Mark for a copy.

Email: mark at vitta.org.au
Phone: VITTA Office 9495 6836
Mobile 0404 460 845

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