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?

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