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Ideas For Starting A Professional Learning Group At Your School! #EDU

Where is the majority of your professional learning done?

   3 years ago
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Jaime Donally
I can see people afraid of Twitter using this tool because it organizes the questions, gives a better look for an “official” chat. #Hoonuit
Philly Tech Sherpa
I am just copying and pasting from the presentation to prompt the discussion, and I have resources and opinion/responses ready until q&a
Jaime Donally
@PhilaTechSherpa have your used this in a #PLN setting before? Was it successful? #Hoonuit
Michael Drezek
Absolutely! It has a nice feel. I'm on mobile now and could get used to this. #Hoonuit
Philly Tech Sherpa
We normally use Face-to-Face or Zoom BTW love the stream to Youtube last night! Will definitely use that feature!
Jaime Donally
@m_drez it’s a little to get use to, but it’s more natural to explain than what to do in Twitter. I like that it keeps time, shows the host & gives more characters LOL #Hoonuit
Philly Tech Sherpa
Q2: How do you motivate professionals who already have a crazy schedule?
Philly Tech Sherpa
Make sure you are creating Manageable Team Sizes, and make a time for smaller teams to present to the group. Tie learning and topics to a student-centered focus, and show as many examples of the PLC effort impacting students positively.
Jaime Donally
A2 Provide the meaningful learning that will make them hungry for more #Hoonuit @PhilaTechSherpa
Philly Tech Sherpa
Incentivize the training with group building activities and things like our Mooshine Committee. positive peer pressure, irrefutable data, and creating new experiences for people that cause them to act in new ways
Philly Tech Sherpa
Our Moonshine Committee at our school building (Middle School) provides planning and implementation of professional team building at least once a week. Incentives are as small as stickers, and as large as parties.
Philly Tech Sherpa
Educators can be motivated by the same things our kids respond too, and sometimes more!
Philly Tech Sherpa
Q4: How do you keep it together when the interest wains and the honeymoon is over?
Philly Tech Sherpa
BTW: CrowdChat automatically enters hashtags while you type....
Philly Tech Sherpa
A4:ask us questions rather than giving us demands
Philly Tech Sherpa
Ask us what we need. Ask us how. Ask us why. And then set us loose.
Michael Drezek
I didn't realize that. Trying now without manually entering it.
Jaime Donally
A4 There may be seasons where people need to focus on life and that’s ok because they’re always welcome back when it’s possible #Hoonuit @PhilaTechSherpa
Jaime Donally
I love the fact that you can see who is in the chat!!! So awesome :D #Hoonuit
Jaime Donally
Yes!!! IM DIGGIN THIS :D #Hoonuit
Michael Drezek
This neat. Never heard of CrowdChat before tonight. Dropping in to say hello and see how this works :) #Hoonuit
Jaime Donally
@m_drez I agree that it’s a different to share Twitter chats that’s more friendly to those that have never participated before-so awesome! #Hoonuit
Philly Tech Sherpa
Q3:Who goes first as presenter, and how do you choose what is important?
Philly Tech Sherpa
The language of “I” and “Try” is replaced with “We” and “Will.” The word “Will” is a commitment to action and “We” means no one person is responsible for accomplishing our goals
find ways for all staff members to contribute
Jaime Donally
A3 Start with a topic but allow the conversation to Change naturally to meet the needs of the community #Hoonuit @PhilaTechSherpa
Philly Tech Sherpa
Q5:How do you keep a record of your sessions, information, and materials?
Philly Tech Sherpa
SO MANY TOOLS! Websites, Google Classroom, Schoology, Blogs and Wiki’s SHARE WHAT YOU ARE DOING WITH OTHER EDUCATORS AND DISTRICTS My PLC is engaged in active, ongoing action research.
Philly Tech Sherpa
My PLC sets goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results-oriented, and Timebound. My PLC uses technology to share data. Our NORMS support a collaborative culture!
Philly Tech Sherpa
The List Starts Like This: 1. Provide a clear structure and purpose for PLC meetings
2. Address the most pressing instructional challenges
3. Provide support from all levels of the school system.
4. Foster an atmosphere of trust.
5. Monitor the work
Philly Tech Sherpa
There is a feature to Instantly SHARE to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. You can also copy a transcript to post later
Philly Tech Sherpa
Here is a great resource for finding out what Professional Learning Groups are all about: https://public.rcas....
Philly Tech Sherpa
Here is a link to the Google Slides to go with tonight's chat!https://docs.google....
Twitter Chat 27SEP17 Professional Learning Groups
Starting a Professional Learning Group at your School/Office 27 September 2017