Monday, July 21, 2014

Gearing Up for Fall with NYEDChat

Mid-summer is upon us and although NYEDChat is on summer hiatus, the moderators: Bill BrennanVicki DayBlanca DuarteStarr SacksteinTony Sinanis, and I, are gearing up for a new season of connectivity with NYS educators and those from across the states. Last school year saw the relaunch of #NYEDChat as the voice of NYS educators and a partnership of committed moderators grew to a team of six. Every other Monday at 8:30 pm #NYEDChat posed lively discussions. Guest moderators often visited the chats and one of the highlights of the year was a triple state chat #NJNYCOL with ten moderators from #njed, #NYEDChat, and #COLchat. This chat was not only a great collaborative effort but a fast-paced, successful discussion that trended on Twitter. Many connections were made that night. 


Following this was a joint venture by #njed and #NYEDChat, the Showcase of Teaching and Learning, a highlighting of best practices, blogs, and lessons from educators around the globe. The site created hopes to attract educators who wish to globally share their best learning. It will remain open to all who would like to add to the collection of shared practices. 



With its expansion as a professional learning network (PLN), #NYEDChat continues its journey to connect educators from across New York State so that they can add their collective voices to a broader, global connected community.  Vicki Day has taken one step forward to make #NYEDChat a more dynamic and united front. She has worked diligently to construct a new website from the previous wiki site that we have seemed to outgrow. You can see the new look that is under construction at http://nyedchat.wordpress.com/. Today, Vicki and I collaborated on adding a new page to the site and I must admit it was quite an experience for me, a worthwhile endeavor but a frustrating one while learning a new platform. 

Thank you @VictoriaL_Day for creating the new NYEDChat Website



 

This summer educators are reenergizing their personal lives by engaging in activities that are relaxing and a departure from daily school work. The moderating team of NYEDChat wants you to know that we are gearing up for another dynamic year of connectivity, driven by our passion to impact teaching and learning. Remember as Connected Educators: Together We are One

Join the first #NYEDChat conversation of the school year on
 August 25, 2014, 8:30 PM 
for a lively discussion, 
"Beginning the School Year on a Positive Note"

In the meantime, enjoy your summer!