Connected Learners: Visions

Pause to Reflect…

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In the Connected Educator’s Book Club, for Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach’s The Connected Educator, we are discussing our personal and shared visions of connected learners. We discussed these questions:

???What are our guiding principles for how we should operate and work together?
???Why do we exist?
???What do we want to create?
???What should school look like to support the needs of today’s learners?

We created our personal visions with images and words that reflected our personalities, which you can view here. To answer those questions, I created the image above and a poem to gather elements of a connected learner together:

A Vision as a Connected Learner

Guided 

by collegial acceptance and respect 

in a transparent dialogue 

of continual learning, 

we educators discover 

with our students 

how to live, 

always learning. 

 

Always learning, 

living learning, 

we create 

personalized understandings 

and globally connected collaboratives, 

and through these, we pave the paths 

to personal, productive, and peaceful futures. 

 

Always learning,

living learning,

schools provide 

a meeting point, 

a guide, 

a way forward 

from a place we are 

to the place we dream 

in face-to-face, 

connected, 

and virtual spaces,

conversing,

creating,

communicating,

contributing,

considering,

cooperating,

collaborating,

curating,

with access by all 

to the ideas, tools, and conversations 

that are also ongoing 

in the connected points 

of the global school

to live learning.

 

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Play to Learn…

So my goal is to continue sharing and connecting, with my PLN and students to grow and learn together, living learning as we 

 

converse with each other for ideas

create demonstrations of our ideas together and independently

communicate the ideas clearly

contribute to the ideas of others

consider others’ and our ideas to 

cooperate towards a goal or

collaborate to solve an issue or create a service or product, then

curate our efforts for others to consider.

 

These authentic choices live in learning, more than the standards, and create digital and real citizens for our future.

 

What is your vision?


Photo Credits:

Credits: Images Flickr CC by teach.eagle

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2 thoughts on “Connected Learners: Visions

  1. Hi Sheri,Wow, this is so powerful and moving. You’ve stirred excitement in me to be connected and to learn with my PLN. Thanks for being such a strong part of that!Kind regards,Tracy

  2. Thanks, Tracy.It is my PLN that keeps me in tune, inspired, and impassioned about teaching and learning.Thanks again for leading me to the PBLU.org site! I have so enjoyed the courses there to bring more opportunities for my students. Another example of how our networks help us grow and learn.Sheri

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