Delaware Academy for School Leadership

What is a DASL PLN?

A DASL Professional Learning Network (PLN) is a community of leaders who connect, communicate, collaborate, and create with like-minded leaders in person and online. Participants are part of a collective knowledge group, facilitated by DASL, and all have opportunity to share and learn around a common topic of interest. Participating in a DASL PLN is about sharing ideas, resources and expertise in different ways, using different media and tools. It is an empowering, transformative professional learning experience.

Benefits of participating in a DASL Professional Learning Network:

 

  • Break out of isolation and build your leadership network
  • Choose your activities, level of involvement, and modes of involvement
  • Connect with other professionals who share your passion and are interested in common topics
  • Gain motivation or motivate others
  • Get advice
  • Share resources
  • Get inspired and learn new content, gain strategies and resources

2018 – 2019 DASL Professional Learning Networks

The University of Delaware Professional Learning Network, Leading Special Education Programs & Services, is intended for school teams, led by the school principal. This PLN is based on guiding principles about effective leaders of special education programs, aligned to the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (2015). The PLN will meet virtually & face-to-face across the 2018-2019 school year.

This DASL Professional Learning Network (PLN) features a fall 2018 statewide book club, facilitated via Flipgrid by DASL Associates Emily Poag and Mike Ryan. This online platform is geared toward educators who are interested in an asynchronous space where they can share, discuss and learn more about critical topics in education today. Participants will record video responses to discuss topics within a posting window when it suits their schedules. This PLN is based on guiding principles about effective self-directed professional development, aligned to the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (2015).

School teams (up to 6 individuals per team)

are encouraged to register for this PLN by October 1, 2018:

Leading Special Education PLN: Registration Link

This Professional Learning Network is facilitated in partnership by the University of Delaware’s Delaware Academy for School Leadership and Center for Disability Studies.

Individuals are encouraged

to register for this PLN by

October 1st, 2018.

Book Talk PLN: Registration Link

The selected book for fall 2018 is: What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration from Teachers across America by Ted Dintersmith.