Investing in our own professional capacity is how we model lifelong learning. One such way is being a member of PLANE. PLANE provides a fantastic online cross sector community of practice which provides accredited professional learning, courses, multi-media resources, ICT skills development, e-portfolio, collaborative tools, games-based-learning, and peer coaching.
Recently PLANE spread its’ wings and hosted a physical conference known as The Festival Of Learning. What made this such a successful conference, was the high level of collaboration across the sectors, the positive energy of all the participants, the breadth and depth of rich presentations and activities as well as inspiring and thought provoking keynotes.
It reminded me in many ways of the conferences that the NSW Computer Education Group used to host in Bathurst in July in the 1980s and 1990s.
Congratulations to all involved and especially the organising committee.