The chats will take place on Sunday nights at 8 pm EST beginning Sunday, July 26th.
The chat schedule is as follows:
Sunday, 7/26- Key Connector 1 &2- moderated by author Jeffrey Zoul @Jeff_Zoul
Sunday, 8/2 - Key Connector 3 & 4- moderated by author Jimmy Casas @casas_jimmy
Sunday, 8/9- Key Connector 5 & 6- moderated by Sara Malchow @smalchow
Sunday, 8/16- Key Connector 7 & 8- moderated by Val Ruckes @valruckes and Leka DeGroot @lekadegroot
Chats will be archived in case you can't make it and ALL are welcome!! Here's the info on the Official #1stchat Blog
I started reading the book 2 days ago and am impressed with what I've read so far. The authors define connected educators as being:
"ones that are actively and constantly seeking new opportunities and resources to grow as professionals."They discuss Personal and Professional Learning Networks (P2LN) and investing with a purpose. I've been a Twitter user for a number of years now, but many of the points they discuss struck a chord with me. To be honest, I feel that I've just started feeling the total power of Twitter in the past 2 years and that has come from the connectedness that has taken place in that time. Taking part in weekly chats such as #1st chat, #adschat, and #adechat have helped me to not only grow professionally but to connect with others on topics that I am passionate about. For those that are not into Twitter or haven't realized it's potential, the authors give some great information on finding the value and investing with a purpose. At the end of every chapter they have a section called "Follow 5, Find 5, Take 5" in which they tie it all together by:
- Follow 5- listing 5 educators that are models in the particular ares
- Find 5- giving 5 online resources/tools that you can use to develop further
- Take 5- Sharing 5 action steps you can take to get started
I hope that you'll consider joining our Twitter chats beginning the end of July to discuss this book. Joining us would give you a great opportunity to communicate with a purpose, become more connected and grow your PLN all at the same time.