My Professional Learning Networks are important to me personally and professionally. These are the people and the networks that I connect with to seek advice, clarification, support, guidance, ‘down time’ or just some good humour. Depending on the support or guidance that I require, this will then determine the direction that I will take in these learning networks. These are important to me especially in my role as principal. At some stage most of these connections will interconnect even though I have placed them separately within the diagram.
Having Professional Learning Networks are important to me as a Principal because there are some issues that I deal with on a daily basis that I am not allowed to talk to family, friends and fellow staff members. By having these networks it allows me to the ability to seek advice or research a particular answer to a problem.
By creating this diagram on Popplet, it allows me to plot out and see my Professional Learning Networks. By doing this it allows me to actually see that I am surrounded by a number of learning networks, especially as the role of the principal can be viewed somewhat as a lonely position. I also note that this diagram is by no means complete.