Connecting Globally:

Twitter for Professional Development - Online Summer 2017

May 30, 2017 - July 31, 2017

Twitter is quite possibly the best place for a teacher who wants to personalize their professional development on the go. Whether it's sharing ideas, chatting with teachers, or following hashtags, Twitter allows teachers to connect and share on a global level never seen before. Please join us for this online course.

Course Outline

Week 1: The Power of Collaboration by Connecting Globally

  • Where Good Ideas Come From - with Steven Johnson

  • Using Twitter Effectively in Education - with Alec Couros

  • Twitter for Educators: Can it really help you?


Week 2: Getting Set-Up on Twitter

  • Creating Profiles

  • Following

  • Retweeting, Replies, and Direct Messages

  • Hashtags - Educator Chats

  • Twittiquette: Keep Your Tweets Professional and Personable

  • Sending a Tweet


Week 3: Curating a Professional Learning Network

  • Hootsuite

  • Tweetdeck

  • Lists

  • Twitter Calendars/District Style Guide for Social Media

  • How will you curate your PLN?


Week 4: Telling Your Story

  • The Idea of Telling your Story

  • Timelines

  • Storify


Week 5: Other Methods of Sharing

  • Blogging: Sharing in Depth, Beyond 140

  • Sketchnotes: Sharing Thoughts Connected to Images

  • Podcasts: Sharing Using Your Voice


Week 6-9: Action Plan and Implementation

  • Develop an action plan and implement with coaching or colleague support

  • Includes feedback and revision