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As you probably know, Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) are becoming very popular in education. PLC’s function differently from district to district, but most districts have PLC’s that meet both within specific schools and also district wide. You may be a part of a PLC within your own building, or perhaps you are part of a PLC made up of members from many different buildings. Currently, I’m part of a PLC made up of six middle school visual art teachers.
Naturally, PLC’s that are made up of teachers within one building have it a bit easier than those of us that meet district-wide. With each member having a different schedule, it can be difficult to facilitate communication, especially when you may only meet in person a few times each year! You could go with good old email to share ideas and set up meetings, but I’ve found a much more effective way.
Wiggio became our answer to some of the communication and collaboration problems we faced coming from all different places.
Simply put, Wiggio was created to make working in groups easier. It allows group members to communicate in one location without having to keep track of numerous e-mails, voicemails and text messages. The cool thing about Wiggio is that it allows you to communicate in multiple ways.
Take a look and see all of the features below.
Wiggio has allowed my PLC members to ask questions, start conversations, share materials, and collaborate all in one location. If you aren’t a member of a PLC, I think Wiggio would be an awesome way to connect with other art teachers through the world wide web!
Are you a part of a PLC? Who are your other community members?
How do you communicate? Do you think Wiggio would be helpful?