How do we define effective teaching? What is quality instruction? What is the impact on student learning? What impact does technology have on teaching and learning? Can resources improve teaching and learning? How do we approach the scholarship of teaching and learning?
Sunsets in winter help us see the true expanse of a tree. This is a big tree, a really, really REALLY big tree. Hard to see the branches in the Spring, Summer or even early Fall. But now, in the Winter the branches become visible. The branches show how the tree has grown. The sunset helps the branches, even the smaller ones, become visible.
And, this is like the PLN. Sometimes it's difficult to see how far the PLN stretches. I know the connections are there, all of the connections help strengthen the PLN.