By now the term professional learning network (PLN) is used very often, but much of the time it refers to the virtual type, meaning our online colleagues and networks. Being a media specialist can be a lonely profession and it’s not uncommon to feel like we’re siloed. As I have moved from being a classroom teacher into teacher leader positions, I’ve noticed it can get lonely and I find myself looking for a face-to-face tribe. Although I find this at conferences, they are infrequent and expensive.

So how can media specialists get out from the media center and network with like-minded...

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  • About the Author:

    Ge-Anne Bolhuis (BOWL-house) has served as a classroom teacher, computer skills teacher, and school-level instructional technology coach. She currently serves as the instructional technology specialist and media specialist liaison for Whitfield County (GA) Schools. Online, you will find her on Twitter as @gabolhuis.