By Mary Worrell

Welcome to the second day of our virtual learning showcase where Australian teams from the PLP International Cohort are getting the chance to present the projects they’ve spent the last few months developing. This week on the PLPNetwork blog, we are highlighting one or two teams and their projects daily, which includes interesting videos that we encourage you to watch. The teams have worked very hard over the last year and we are excited to see the results of the time and effort they invested in their projects. Please check back daily for updates on the Australian Virtual Learning Showcase.

If you’re interested in speaking to some of the teams and learning more about their challenges and successes, don’t miss our public Elluminate session today at 8:00 p.m. eastern daylight time (Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane: Wednesday, July 29th, 10 a.m.)

This Elluminate session is open to the public, so please share this information with fellow educators and anyone you think might be interested in attending.

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Here are our Day 2 projects!

Whitefriars College
The PLP team from Whitefriars College, a boys school in Melbourne, developed a blog that serves as a central location for links to the many other blogs and videos the team developed. The blog is also a place for team members to express the change they’ve experienced over the last year with PLP:

“The spirit of exploration and desire to connect to others has been the crux of the Whitefriars College Powerful Learning Practice team’s learning. We have moved from isolation in our own classrooms, in our faculties, in our school, to becoming part of a personal learning network which supports and nourishes us. Our immersion in Web 2.0 technologies, such as blogs, wikis, nings, etc. has connected us to people and to new ways of enhancing learning and teaching”

The Whitefriars team has a wealth of information on their blog, including links to many team-produced videos and blogs. We encourage you to visit and take a look around.

Upwey High School
The team from Upwey in Melbourne also developed a blog to serve as a central location for links to class blogs and to detail the PLP experience.

“This blog is our response to the programme and contains a number of reflections and links to products of the process and our participation. We hope that this is a basis for change in the future and that this blog is something that will mark the beginning of a journey for the educators at our school, not the end.”

Please visit their blog and take a look at the many class blogs developed by students and teachers at Upwey. You can also read more in-depth reflections on PLP by Upwey’s team members:

“One thing I did learn was that you have to be willing to ‘experiment’ and hence make mistakes with this medium- judging the usefulness and appropriateness. I was like a child in a lolly shop- what flavour to try first.” – Marie-Josée Mill

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