Teachers are increasingly turning to online networks to find inspiration and form relationships that build community outside of their school sites. Self-directed social PD is available to teachers when they need it and have time to really invest in their learning. Think of a VLC as a virtual cafe where people congregate and float out their ideas. Those ideas are discussed, refined and then implemented from classroom to classroom in a way that conventional PD is not able to achieve. What social media platforms have taught us is that the learning that works for teachers is more fluid and unstructured.