In a previous post I introduced the concept of the Professional Networked Learning Collaborative. I explained that this is the evolution of the current Professional Learning Community. Definitions being useful, here are the definitions of the PLC and my PNLC.
"Educators committed to working collaboratively in ongoing processes of collective inquiry and action research to achieve better results for the students they serve. Professional learning communities operate under the assumption that the key to improved learning for students is continuous job-embedded learning for educators." Learning by Doing (2006)
“Educators working together in the ongoing purpose of increasing student learning while sharing physical space, virtual space, or both simultaneously. The Professional Networked Learning Collaborative operates according to the values of ICE3: Imagination, Innovation, Inquiry, Collaboration, Creativity, Curiosity, Exploration, Experimentation, and Entrepreneurship.”
Education Innovation blog: Rob Jacobs 2009