[Editor's note: This piece originally appeared on Common Sense Education.]



Thinking about ways to avoid the "summer slide" over the next few months? Keeping up on skills over the summer isn't just for students. The summer break is a great time for teachers to take advantage of those professional development opportunities that are hard to fit in during the school year.

Teacher communities are a nice blend of social interaction and knowledge-sharing among peers. We put together a list of our favorite online PLNs for you to check out over the break....

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  • About the Author:

    As the associate managing editor of education content for Common Sense Education, Emily M. works closely with the editorial team to project-manage editorial processes, including analytics reporting and content management. She also creates content for Common Sense Education’s Digital Classroom blog and What’s New pages. Before joining Common Sense, she was the campaign and advancement manager at California College of the Arts, where she focused on raising money for student scholarships. Emily holds a master’s degree in English from the University of Virginia.