I regularly use tools such as LinkedIn, email, technology blogs, peers and my personal site resource to share and collect ideas about learning and technology for learning. Being a technology director for a school district, I enjoy learning new ways to effectively teach using technology tools. I created a web site to promote online learning tools and techniques and hope to use this as a base for future courses I will teach.
Areas that I am currently exploring are professional organizations that offer events and learning sessions. All of these organizations have open offers for presenters. I have not presented for any of these organizations but have attended many if not all hosted events to gain knowledge in my field. I also included online classes that I take. I gain so much from these classes and do wish to teach online again at some point.
One area that I have not utilized and hope to include are local colleges and university resources. There are hosted events at times for educators and committees to be a part of, such as the board of directors. I do have two peers who have ventured to be on these boards. I list this as an aspiration for the near future.