Professional Learning Network

Consider joining the California Community Colleges Professional Learning Network (PLN) to enhance your professional development where you can receive training, find resources, connect with your peers, find an expert, and lots more.

The PLN provides free and easy access to:

Sign up for the Professional Learning Network

Lynda is a world-renown service that provides high-quality, self-paced video instruction and practice activities for professional development. You can learn coding, design, photography, video, web, and lots more!

To access Lynda you must log in to the Professional Learning Network. If you don't already have an account at the Professional Learning Network make sure to sign up for one.

  • Log in to the Professional Learning Network and click on Home located in the navigation bar.
  • Click on Learn and then click on the Lynda link.
  • If you have an existing account on Lynda and would like to transfer your training history, playlists, and bookmarks answer 'Yes' when asked "Are you a current or former member of"
  • If you are creating a new Lynda account:

Why use Lynda?

  • Your participation can be used for your professional growth because all users receive documentation upon completing a course.
  • You can select from hundreds of courses and tutorials to explore at your convenience: anytime and anywhere. Most courses provide hands-on activities for you to practice what you have learned.
  • You can watch courses and tutorials from any device: your computer, tablet, or mobile device.
  • You can form a study group of colleagues to take the same course together. This can help you make the most of your experience.

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iStream Multimedia Portal

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  • Conference Presentations – keynote and special session videos, PowerPoint presentations from the League's international conferences
  • Professional Development Modules – programs that provide faculty and staff comprehensive teaching and learning practices with online and hybrid materials, real- and any-time progressive learning activities, and assessment strategies (From LENs and Getting Results)
  • Webinars – front-row, free seating to practical, thought-provoking workshops and webinars that are relevant to community colleges today
  • eLearning Courses – open access, or discounted options, focused on Open Educational Resource courses and programs, featuring an array of workforce and specialty online learning programs
  • Publications – unlimited 24/7 access to full-length electronic versions of books, monographs, and reports published by the League – available to everyone at your institution
  • Partners Spotlight – the latest product developments, features, and services from state-of-the-latest companies that serve the community college and higher education field
  • League Projects –ground-breaking contributions from League board and member colleges covering innovative programs, critical issues, and the developing needs in community colleges
  • 10 Questions – promotes professional, candid, and intriguing responses from leaders in a variety of roles. Faculty and staff in leadership positions will gain valuable insight into how successful leaders achieve results

Create Your Own Account and Log In Today!

  • Go to
  • Click on Create Your iStream Account button
    • Select your institution from the dropdown box
    • Enter your first and last name, and institutional email address
  • Click on Submit
    • You will receive a confirmation email with further instructions for logging in and creating your password.
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Professional Resources

Last Updated February 22, 2018
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