Faculty Presentations

Proactive Professional Development: PLNs

Event Name/Location

Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan

Presentation Date


Document Type

Conference Presentation

Proceedings Title

Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) International Conference


development, educators, professional networks


Web 2.0 tools have allowed educators to form professional networks that would have been inconceivable a decade ago. With Personal Learning Networks (PLNs), educators not only have access to cutting edge information, resources, and lesson plans, but they can also learn about opportunities for collaboration and development. In addition to discussing the various forms of PLNs, the presenters will share some tips and resources that can be used when starting or expanding your own PLN.