George Lucas Educational Foundation

Personal Learning Network

Great educators never stop learning. Discover and share new ways to collaborate, network, grow, and vent with fellow educators in person and online.

  • Personal Learning Network

    60-Second Strategy: Stand-Up Meetings

    Having staff stand for meetings keeps them quick—15 minutes, max—and efficient.
  • Personal Learning Network

    An Introduction to Twitter Education Chats

    Edchats are a good way to grow your personal learning network. Here’s how to get started with them.
  • Personal Learning Network

    Personal Learning: Hyperdoc Edition

  • Teacher Leadership

    Outstanding in Your Field: What It Takes to Be a Great Teacher

    How does one advance from good teaching into greatness? It takes a tremendous deal of reflection and the will to change.
  • Professional Development

    Best Education Podcasts

    These seven podcasts are the tip of the iceberg for hearing teachers discuss PLNs, school and teacher leadership, teaching strategies, STEM, PD, and more.
  • PBL Planning

    10 Ready-to-Borrow Project Ideas

    As you consider the following project possibilities, ask yourself: Would this project help my students meet important learning goals? Would my students find it engaging?
  • Teacher Development

    Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

    How can you get the best out of your teachers and improve student learning? Edutopia's research analyst explains some of the best practices found by researchers to help ensure educator growth and success
  • Social Media

    Social Media in Education: Resource Toolkit

    This collection of blogs, articles, and videos aims to help educators deploy social-media tools to develop professionally, connect with parents and communities, and engage students in 21st-century learning.
  • Coding in the Classroom

    3 Steps to Becoming a Coding Teacher

    To become a coding teacher, prepare to teach the basics by curating your curriculum, preparing yourself and your classroom, and finding support as needed.
  • Education Trends

    Why I Flattened My School

    One high school experiments with the flattened model as it seeks to replace departmental hierarchy with the creativity that blossoms from staff collaboration.
  • Edcamps

    Why Edcamp?

    Edcamps are informal sessions by and for teachers, where anyone can present, and the focus is on collaboration and connections, group expertise, tech tools, and instructional design.
  • Professional Development

    The Reflective Teacher: Taking a Long Look

    Reflection is critical to your continued growth as a teacher, whether you seek student feedback, leave yourself sticky notes, or blog your thoughts for colleagues.
  • Teacher Leadership

    Start Your Teaching Blog: Resources, Advice, and Examples

    Thinking of starting a teacher blog? Blogger Matt Davis has collected guides and sources of inspiration to help you get started, including examples and advice from experienced bloggers.
  • Technology Integration

    5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology

    Guest blogger Josh Work, middle school teacher and Marine Corps reservist, talks about teachers who struggle with technology and offers five professional development tips that can bring staff up to speed for school-wide technology integration initiatives.