Exploring Virtual PLCs: Professional development for the busy practitioner. As speech-language pathologists remain in short supply in many geographical regions, virtual learning communities may be one way for clinicians to support each other professionally. Participating in social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook may support meaningful professional development and enhance collegiality. In this article, I discuss the theoretical ... Article
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Exploring Virtual PLCs: Professional development for the busy practitioner.
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Article   |   June 2013
Exploring Virtual PLCs: Professional development for the busy practitioner.
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, June 2013, Vol. 14, 28-32. doi:10.1044/sbi14.2.28
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, June 2013, Vol. 14, 28-32. doi:10.1044/sbi14.2.28

As speech-language pathologists remain in short supply in many geographical regions, virtual learning communities may be one way for clinicians to support each other professionally. Participating in social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook may support meaningful professional development and enhance collegiality. In this article, I discuss the theoretical framework related to professional learning communities and communities of practice, and how technology can support professional development. I outline suggestions for administrators and practitioners who want to use technology to enhance collaboration opportunities and strengthen district-wide professional development programming.

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