This year, our school goal is to explore best pedagogy in writing instruction. We started by building our foundational knowledge and skills based on the research by Lucy Calkins. From there, our professional development has focused on cross-curricular Thinking Strategies. We first learned about these strategies as comprehension strategies when we honed our teaching in the area of reading instruction. Staff explicitly teaches these strategies in reading and now we will teach these strategies for writing instruction:
Schema Determining Importance
Asking Questions Drawing Inferences
What It Means to be a Networked Educator
- by Alec Couros via flickr
Twitter in 60 Seconds
- Extend your personal learning network (PLN)
- Keep you up to date on current research, trends and news
- Give you access to new ideas about what you are passionate about
- Help you get feedback from peers and experts
- Connect you to global collaboration
Twitter is an excellent social media tool that allows you to do all of this in an instant.
Our Professional Journey
- Daily professional development—PLCs extended
- Help and support from peers and experts
- Chat groups based on my needs and areas I would like to grow and contribute
- Answers/feed back from peers that understand the challenges of the education field
- Global connections for myself and my students
- Social connections with others globally, locally and within your own building
Traci Landry (@tlandrydtsd)
11-08-22 2:29 PM I think being on twitter is like attending the best conference in the world and you get to pick the speakers.
IREC Teacher Reflection
Why Twitter for Schools?
Iron Ridge Elementary Campus
- Engages parents & community
- Changes that stories about school
- Educates parents & community about current pedagogy
- Starting to use for collecting & reflecting on data
5 Reasons to Use Hashtags to Gather Data
What do you need to think about in the area of digital citizenship for yourself, your staff and for your students?
Livebinder 7 Habits of Digital Citizenship
WCPS Digital Citizenship Resources
Connected Kids by Mark McWhinnie WCPS
How to Get Started with Twitter and Building Your PLN
Video: Twitter for Teachers – Part 1 – Setting up Your Twitter Account
Twitter for Teachers – Part 1 from shannon smith on Vimeo.
Video:Twitter for Teachers – Part 2 – Creating Your Twitter Profile, Sending a Tweet and Replying to a Tweet.
Twitter for Teachers – Part 2 from shannon smith on Vimeo.
Video: Twitter for Teachers – Part 3 – Retweeting, Favorites and adding to your PLN
Twitter for Teachers – Part 3 from shannon smith on Vimeo.
Useful Twitter Links
Twitter for Educators: A Beginners Guide
28 Ways Teachers are Using Twitter in the Classroom
Welcome to The Twitter4Teachers Wiki!
Creating Excellent Learning Environments: Launching the Daily 5/CAFE