Welcome to the start of being a connected leader and learner! Together, we will build our PLN (Professional Learning Network). Click on the OSSEMOOC link above for 10 mins of learning and then read my reflection and share your own below.
“You can learn anything” – mindset has a lot to do with our success and failures. We often talk about the difference between Growth Mindset (Carol Dweck) and Fixed Mindset – what is your mindset with regards to learning with technology and connecting? I know I sometimes struggle with wanting to share what I think, and worrying about it not being valuable or polished enough, and hesitating in exposing my ideas for fear that others will see the “real me”. I see other educators who seem to have it all together and have all these amazing ideas and great thoughts – and I look up to them, and wonder how do I ever get there?
Thinking about “Learning to Change: Changing to Learn”, the idea that school is only one of the places that students learn makes me really rethink what we do everyday, and how we can connect students to those opportunities outside of school (while still inside school) to give them authentic, global learning experiences that create innovative, global citizens. In getting to this place with our students, we need to learn with them, and being connected is one way to learn together, with and from each other.
Over the next 30 days or so, we will connect (thanks to @fryed for helping to spread the learning through OSSEMOOC) and learn together. Do it at your own pace, and don’t feel guilty if you find yourself too busy at times. Work at your own pace, but know we are all doing it together.
“Alone we can do so little, Together we can do so much”
What are your thoughts and challenges on “Becoming a Connected Learner”?