PLANE: an overview of a professional learning network

Document Type

Conference publication

Publication details

Cameron, L 2012, 'PLANE: an overview of a professional learning network', Proceedings of the 7th International LAMS Conference: Surveying the Learning Design Landscape, Sydney, NSW, 6 - 7 December, LAMS Foundation, Sydney, NSW, pp. 49-54, ISBN: 9781741383928.


'Pathways for Learning, Anywhere, anytime – a Network for Educators' (PLANE) is an online professional learning network that aspires to bring together different platforms to support pre-service teachers (student teachers currently studying at universities), in-service (practising) teachers and school leaders in the public, Catholic and independent school sectors across New South Wales. PLANE provides these teachers with opportunities to access ICT–focused courses; share resources and ideas; seek advice from each other; become involved in virtual and blended modes of peer coaching; and accumulate evidence of their professional learning. PLANE is focused on building educational communities whose participants exchange ideas and resources and seek help and advice freely across regional and sectoral boundaries. The core product of PLANE is teacher professional learning. This presentation looks at the scope of the PLANE project.