On the second Sunday of every month from 7-8pm PST our social media teacher leaders will host a #WATeachLead Twitter chat. These chats are open to everyone everywhere, especially those located throughout Washington State. Join us to meet new colleagues, share information on the Literacy Common Core across content areas, get advice, and have fun!
On Sunday, February 9 we are exploring the topic of professional development to support teachers implementing the English Language Arts Common Core across disciplines.
Maren is a science teacher from Chimacum, WA and blogs about education policy on Stories from School.
Casey teaches 5th grade at Bonney Lake Elementary in the Sumner School District. Casey is infusing the Common Core into a technology-rich classroom environment where each student has a Chromebook.
Details for the chat:
Make sure you are following @PSESDLiteracy on Twitter. To participate, you’ll need a Twitter account, which you can create for free at Twitter.com. At 7pm we will announce the chat has begun. The moderator will post questions to get the discussion flowing, and get people talking! Make sure to use the hashtag #WATeachLead at the end of each tweet so your opinions are included in the discussion.
One helpful tool is TweetChat. TweetChat is a web app that makes Twitter chats feel more like an old-school chat room. The best part about TweetChat is that it will automatically insert the hashtag for the chat at the end of all your tweets so you don’t need to remember to add it. To use:
- Go to http://tweetchat.com
- Use the sign-in button at the top right corner of the screen to authorize TweetChat to use your twitter account
- Once you’re signed in, enter the chat’s hashtag (in this case, #CLE4Good) without the # sign into the search box at the top center and press go.
- You’re ready to go. Write your tweets in the box without worrying about the hashtag and enjoy the chat.
We’ll see you then!