It’s been a great week at GCHS – a great semester, even. I feel like constructive sharing is happening. It might be a result of weekly mentoring meetings in our school departments, (as a contractual requirement to fulfill 38 half periods outside of the classroom our school meets weekly to go over topics like Growing Success, course development, descriptive feedback, etc.), it might be that we are a small staff and generally get along well, and it might be that technology is finally working for us up here in Geraldton.
Today, I spent my lunch working with a group of colleagues to set them up on Twitter. It is a start that will undoubtedly benefit these folks and their students as they join a larger community of Superior-Greenstone District School Board teachers and educational staff who are actively sharing and helping one another. Definitely a great week.
If you’re reading this, you’re likely a Twitter user but maybe you know someone who is a little more reluctant to join. Here’s an example of its usefulness. I’m working on improving an Aboriginal Education course. I put a call out on Twitter and seconds later, I am linked to resources, ideas and other teachers:
Also this semester, my school FINALLY got on board with Twitter and while the tweets and follows are modest, it’s a start and a sign of progress being made. (Follow @G_CHS)
Staff are asking for education technology PD, blended learning is growing, (I’ve signed up and can’t wait to share how it works out) and connections are being made to improve learning. Definitely all good things.
For a list of Superior-Greenstone Twitter users, visit this list: https://twitter.com/ColleenKR/sgdsb (Thanks to Colleen Rose for creating and maintaining it).