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