A Personal Learning Network (PLN) is the name commonly given to a group of educators who you can learn and gain support from, as well as the other way around. Online networks have dramatically enhanced the ability to develop these kinds of networks and to widen their breadth.
You can get resources on how to build these kinds of PLN’s at The Best Guides For Helping Teachers Develop Personal Learning Networks,
In addition, Teacher Challenge, supported by Edublogs, is beginning a thirty day effort to help teachers learn about and build their own PLN’s. It’s a great opportunity, and you can find out more at PLN Challenge #1: What the heck is a PLN?