The Next 5 Years After watching reading the articles on PLN, and watching the TEDx video on leadership has helped me in reviewing my long-term goals. On the short-term, My short- term goals are to implement STEM strategies into teaching biology. The first goal is to review the biology curriculum with a purpose of aligning it to NGSS evidence statements. In addition, will build a network of teachers through blogging and twitter to collaborate around the implementation of the NGSS. Realistically, in the next five years, I imagine myself retiring from teaching and attaining a leadership position within Chicago Public School or another school district that will enable me to make necessary changes in teaching and learning. I anticipate a change in motivation to fully embrace social network and connect with other teachers. The reason for my minimal participation in social media is due to the concern of exposing personal information to unknown persons' My role as the program director of Girls4 science has given an opportunity to collaborate and network with professionals from other fields. Reading about PLN has led me to think about tapping into the expertise of this network of professionals to develop other aspects of learning such as knowing more about other organisations. After reading these articles, it seems there is a lot of benefits attached to been part of a PLN. knowing that you have a preferences settings for PLN will allow me to decided who I want to connect with, learn from and when to collaborate.