A few days back I began my preliminary research on my summer PD that I will be presenting. Now, everyone who has planned and taught their own PD knows it can take a lot longer to plan than the originally thought. (Not that I am the PD master; last summer I presented my first PD, to a group of 10 teachers. Max.) However, it does take significant work to prepare for these things.
Last summer, my focus was on Coding in the Classroom.
However, this summer, the focus is on Twitter as personalized PD: "Twitter Away!" Now, don't get me wrong, I think twitter is the single best resource out there for teachers. But to fill 2 hours with information trying to convince (please read as: beg, plead, urge, implore) people to use twitter on a weekly (if not daily) basis to grow their PLC and learn more about education and best practice, isn't an easy task.
I'm trying to be prepared for the pushback:
I've heard about twitter on CNN from the President. It just isn't going to work for me.
I can only write 140 characters? I can't.
Do I have to share everything I had for dinner? That's what twitter is for.
But I'm prepared (well, more like hopefully, by July 24th, I will be prepared) to rebuttal concerns with full force enthusiasm.
Do you have anything that you think I should share that is crucial?! Please share with me as I prepare. :)
I appreciate you!
Holly Mecher. ADE. Runner. Life-long lover of books. Google Certified Educator.