Hosting #PTchat is giving us the opportunity to showcase transformational learning for educators. Technology is providing us with opportunities that were previously inconceivable. We now have the ability to connect, communicate and collaborate with educators throughout the world. Are we taking advantage of this ability for our professional learning? Is our professional learning "above the line"? What makes professional learning transformational?
Collaboration and Feedback from Outside Experts
#PTchat will be joined from experts in the field to discuss innovative practices for building home/school connections.
Collaboration with Other Educators
Educators from within and outside our district will be joining us in person and virtually to ask and answer questions regarding tonight's topic. The goal is share what is working in your district so others are able to replicate.
Through connecting, we are able to bring the world to us and our work to the world.
Innovative Use of Technology
The use of Google Hangout allows us to create a panel of educators not bound by space. Streaming the Hangout allows educators to view the live discussion. Twitter allows another avenue of communication and acts as a backchannel to the live discussion.
This will be a resource built by the staff for the staff to encourage integration of 21st century skills into every student's learning.