We, as the aPLaNet team had our second project meeting in Athens on June 11-12.
As we shared with you online on the second day of our meeting, we had very productive two days in Athens.
Like the other EU projects, aPLaNet consists of Work Packages and we spent most of our time discussing the progress we made and planning for the Work Packages that we haven’t started yet.
I would like to summarize what we have done so far and what we are planning to do in six months' time.
The first eight months of the project require producing guides and resources about some ICT tools and social networks which will help educators build their Personal Learning Networks and maximize their professional development through collaboration and sharing. In other words, by becoming a member of the global staffroom.
We are approaching the end of this eight-month period and we are almost ready to share these guides and resources with teachers.
After sharing the resources on the aPLaNet Ning and website, the next step will be setting up the mentoring system. At this stage, we will produce a guide for mentors and organize an online mentoring workshop.
These initial stages can be considered as a preparation for the piloting process that will start in April 2012. It is one of the most important phases of our project since it is when language teachers will be testing the resources that we have produced and benefit from them.
On this Ning, we will be updating you about all the stages of the project's life cycle. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions and thank you all for becoming a part of our PLN! :-)