Tonight I spent over an hour connecting with like minded educators from all over the world building my professional learning network via twitter. I joined a weekly Sunday chat #AussieEd at 8.30pm which brings Aussie educators together but there were also many signing in from other places like the States.
The theme tonight was focused on key questions around who and how we first connected on twitter and what hashtags we commonly use. Most teachers are very familiar with Professional development attending one off master classes or travelling to conferences. These are great opportunities to connect as well but increasingly educators are building their networks online the way I did tonight.
What did I learn?
Wow what an amazing trip! Felt like a days leaning compacted into an hour. Moved so fast. So many comments so many people connecting. Sharing. Collaborating. Inspiring. Thinking. Learning. And also very timely as I started thinking about to best innovate in my own school environment with my team so learning leaders.
It was an awesome learning experience and I hope to get back there in future weeks. PD on a Sunday night for a bunch of teachers who would have thought?!?! Great stuff. Don’t give up teachers join twitter and start reading, sharing, collaborating and building your Professional Learning Network (PLN).