Workshop — Professional Development Through Social Media
I recently ran a workshop through Math for America titled “Professional Development Through Social Media”. The goal of the workshop was to share some of the positive professional experiences I’ve had connecting, collaborating, and engaging online, and to provide teachers with an overview of what’s out there and how they can get involved.
I was impressed with how well-attended the session was, and how engaged the participants were in reading and discussing blog posts. exploring teacher websites, perusing Twitter feeds, and discussing the opportunities for professional growth through various online communities. At least in this self-selected group, it certainly seems like the word has gotten out!
Below are links to the documents we used to stimulate exploration and discussion, including some material we were not able to cover due to time constraints. In addition, a starter list of online biology teachers has been provided at the request of one participant. Its production is, itself, a testament to the power of connectedness!
And all participants were encouraged to check out Exploring the MTBoS, another amazing example of the power of these collaborative and forward-thinking communities!