Educator Networking Week (2014)

If you have an INSET, staff training, or staff meeting this week (1st – 7th September 2014), we are encouraging teachers to share the value of educators collaborating together. Many know that social media enables educators to connect, share ideas and support each other, using Twitter, Facebook or a mix of other online communities.

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But now the time has arrived (where did the summer break go?), and with many schools around the country returning back together, we have encouraged YOU to share the virtues of starting, growing and nourishing a Personal Learning Network (PLN) to colleagues where you work. Better yet, encourage your colleagues to try it. If you are in the senior leadership team and looking for a innovative and positive way to start this academic year, give over some time in your staff meetings or insets to trying out social media for CPD as a staff.

We have partnered up with “Bring A Teacher To Twitter” (@BATTT) to promote and support this initiative, and we’d love to hear about the successes, challenges and stories on how this has worked out for your school.

We will also be sharing ideas here, so sharing with your colleagues is relatively easy with advice, resources and tips. So, with little time to spare, and the excitement of a new school year of teaching and learning, share the love and help spread the word.


Resources & Ideas:

Explore the comprehensive “Twitteraholic’s Ultimate Guide to tweets, hashtags, and all things Twitter”. Click on image to view article.

Helping colleagues set up a Twitter account? Share this image to encourage getting rid of the egg!
Helping colleagues set up a Twitter account? Share this image to encourage getting rid of the egg! Click on image to view full-size.

Easily explain the difference between @ and # on Twitter with this handy reminder.
Easily explain the difference between @ and # on Twitter with this handy reminder. Click on image to view full-size.

Encourage positive behaviours and good twitter etiquette with this advice poster.
Encourage positive behaviours and good twitter etiquette with this advice poster. Click on image to view full-size.

A bit more Twitter Etiquette - Encourage colleagues to give credit to the source of a resource being shared...unless it's yours, of course.
A bit more Twitter Etiquette – Encourage colleagues to give credit to the source of a resource being shared…unless it’s yours, of course. Click on image to view full-size.

Use this handy A-Z educators guide for twitter as a discussion prompt with colleagues.
Use this handy A-Z educators guide for twitter as a discussion prompt with colleagues. Click on image to view full-size.

Read through the summary and archive from our previous Twitter #ukedchat session exploring how teachers have benefitted from using Twitter as a means of Professional Development.
Read through the summary and archive from our previous Twitter #ukedchat session exploring how teachers have benefitted from using Twitter as a means of Professional Development. Click on image to view full-size.

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