VLCs: How Connection and Collaboration Creates Healthy Vulnerability in Education

This spring, CTQ bloggers are exploring the theme: How do VLC’s (virtual learning communities) impact our profession? We invite you to join us here…


8 Minutes

When 140 Characters is Not Enough: Virtual PLCs

I’m a self-confessed education nerd, and almost all of my work learning with teachers is done virtually. I spend many hours thinking about how great…


6 Minutes

VLCs: The Power of Networking and Reflection

VLCs (virtual learning communities) aren't just another three-letter acronym in education. VLCs can build connections, foster relationships, and…


8 Minutes

Building VLCs? Start with the why.

People aren’t convinced by what you do in a virtual space (i.e. moderate Twitter chats, participate in online discussion threads, write blogs); they…


13 Minutes

The Next Evolution in Professional Development: Timeless Learning

I want to be excellent and that doesn’t just take knowledge, it takes practice and community. Even champions have to train, and they often train with…


7 Minutes

VLCs: Beyond Digital Strip Malls

Note: This spring CTQ bloggers are exploring the theme: How do VLC’s (Virtual Learning Communities) impact our profession? We invite you to join us…


8 Minutes

Deeper learning demands deeper leading—and technology can help

Being college- and career-ready is no simple task. It’s time for all American students to take part in deeper learning.


7 Minutes

Why Virtual Learning Communities Should Be People-Centered

When implementing Virtual Learning Communities (VLCs), it's easy to get distracted by countless technology tools. Kentucky educator Paul Barnwell…


4 Minutes

Five qualities of transformative VLCs

Note: This spring CTQ bloggers are exploring the theme: How do VLC’s (Virtual Learning Communities) impact our profession? We invite you to join us…


10 Minutes

Finding Resources and Support in Virtual Communities

Curious about virtual communities? Read on to discover the power of the Advanced Placement Virtual Community. 


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