Last fall I wrote an opinion piece where I played devils advocate in ISTE’s “Point/Counterpoint” article for Leading and Learning. You can check out the article here.
Ever since writing that article I have laughed at myself. Here I am, someone who loves collaborative, ad hoc professional learning networks, and I write a piece that someone will eventually use as a reference to refute my claims that networking in educational chats on twitter or other social networking tools, should count as professional development. If we reap what we sow I am hoping for a hard freeze. Given that many of the presentations I attended during the ASCD conference referenced the high degree of value derived from these networks I think that freeze may already have occurred. If so I wipe my brow and plan to forge ahead with encouraging these networks of advanced collegiality.