The world of Twitter is fairly new to me. What I love about Twitter is you can be connected to your favorite people and organizations effortlessly. One of the organizations I follow on Twitter is The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (#TCRWP). To me, this organization provides the BEST professional development on literacy in the country.
On Wednesdays this summer #TCRWP is hosting Twitter chats on a variety of topics (see picture). The chats begin at 7:30 and quickly end at 8:30. Twitter chats usually begin with a check in where you list your name and where you are from. Then the moderator of the chat presents a series of questions (Q1, Q2, Q3, etc.). As a member of the chat you provide your answer to each question (A1, A2, A3, etc.) while at the same time reading all the other members’ answers. It is a fast paced literacy work out!
Today I participated in the “Keep Your Learning Sky High This Summer” chat presented by #TCRWP. I am happy to say that I was able to keep up with the chat for the entire hour. Phew! The next #TCRWP” chat I hope to be a part of is the July 1st “Reading Institute – Looking Ahead.”
So, who do you follow on Twitter that helps you improve your teaching? Have you ever participated in a Twitter Chat? What advice do you have for those of us who are new?