A ‘PLN’ or ‘Personal Learning Network’ is a means of communication and collaboration that improves practice by allowing professionals to share their experiences, resources and ideas.
A teacher’s PLN might include their teaching team, school community and other professionals they have met at PDs, conferences, university or other colleagues that they maintain contact with through e-mail, social media or face to face.
PLNs improve practice through creating a community of individuals who aim to better the teaching profession through collaboration with other professionals, and as a means of keeping up to date with the happenings, news and progression in the teaching world.
Hoskins Sakamoto, B. (2012, Jan 3rd). What is a PLN Anyway? [blog post]. Retrieved from http://www.teachingvillage.org/2012/01/03/what-is-a-pln-anyway/