Kirk Anderson has consistently laid out a really great challenge: How do we make sure that these types of communities of practice are not just for early adopters and external folks who are drawn to online collaboration?
To me this speaks to both the promise and drawbacks of personalized professional learning.
Are we building structures and supports for everyone, or are we building them for those who are already able to take advantage of them?
How do we ensure that our own school and district stakeholders take part in personalizing their learning?
It is easy to build a coalition of the willing, which is what I think we have started doing here. However, it is much harder to add to that coalition and to continue this high level of discourse with folks who are new to the platform and the very concept of personalized PD.
I know I have more questions than answers in this post, but I hope that there are folks within this community that are actively engaged in building things that will outlast our involvement.
Care to help me answer this challenge?