2012 NPSD Innovation Celebration 12 Reasons for Twitter - Collaboration & Savings April 18, 2012

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2012 NPSD Innovation Celebration 12 Reasons for Twitter - Collaboration & Savings April 18, 2012 Presenters: Glenn Yetter Scott Swindells Joe Covonne Joe Mazza. NPSD Mission (Strategic Plan 2008-2014). - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


<ul><li><p>2012 NPSD Innovation Celebration12 Reasons for Twitter - Collaboration &amp; SavingsApril 18, 2012</p><p>Presenters:Glenn Yetter Scott Swindells Joe Covonne Joe Mazza </p></li><li><p>NPSD Mission (Strategic Plan 2008-2014)Working collaboratively, the North Penn School District will provide an effective, innovative, student-focused community of teaching and learning where students will: Become independent, adaptable, life-long learners who transfer understanding to new applications; exhibit creative and critical thinking; achieve at the proficient or greater level in all academic areas; adapt to a changing technological world; and transition from competent student to productive, responsible citizen of the global society. </p><p>Reason #1 Because its embedded in our Strategic Plan</p></li><li><p>What is Twitter? Its a FREE Web 2.0 social media service that allows users to send &amp; receive messages known as tweets. Reason #2 Because it does not require a purchase order100% FREE</p></li><li><p>Source: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/55-interesting-social-media-infographics/In 2012, 460,000 new signups occur daily on Twitter. 80% are between the ages of 18-40. What is the significance of this age group?Reason #3 Because the future is NOW</p></li><li><p>Why Twitter?For North Penn School DistrictCommunicationsRapidly disseminate information, take down the walls in a traditional school, transparent collaboration students, educators &amp; parents among learning communityReason #4 Because the best organizations communicate &amp; collaborate transparently to all stakeholders</p></li><li><p>Why Twitter?For North Penn School DistrictProfessional DevelopmentOpportunity for professional development ANYTIME, ANYWHERE 24/7Reason #5 Because Twitter offers more PD than any conference, workshop or In-Service we could ever offer for employees or families</p></li><li><p>Reason #6 We work with students &amp; adults from every part of the globe which requires us to possess global perspectives &amp; competenciesWhy Twitter?</p></li><li><p>Reason #7 Because NPSD doesnt have all the right answers. We must connect with others doing the same work for kids</p><p>Personal Learning Network (PLN) University learners/professorsSchool/District Leadership TeamYour School/District/State/DOEPublications (i.e. ASCD)Books/Speakers/WebsitesPast networksWhats in a PLN? </p></li><li><p>School Twitter Page of realtime updateshttp://twitter.com/knappelementaryReason #8 Because updating a website takes time away from a teachers time in planning for student learning</p></li><li><p>Some Educational Channels or Twitter Hashtags#edchat (education chat)#edtech (educational technology chat)#cpchat (connected principals chat)#elemchat (elementary education chat)#ptchat (parent-teacher chat)#kinderchat, 1stchat, 2ndchat, etc.</p><p>Reason #9 Because our learning should be differentiated &amp; in collaboration with others in the field</p></li><li><p>North Penns Own Education Hashtag</p><p>#NPED = North Penn EducationA North Penn School District hashtag for transparent &amp; collaborative sharing amongst parents, educators and community members. Together we are better.</p><p>Reason #10 Because over 2,000 educators in NPSD have great ideas that need to be shared and pushed further </p></li><li><p>Comprehensive national education conferences are no longer permissible given the current fiscal climate</p><p>Example: #ASCD12 Enjoy the best tweets from over 400 sessions in real time. Continue learning online using a conference hashtag well after the conference has ended.Why Twitter?Reason #11 Because budgets are without money for the best national conferences but greatly need the best professional development</p></li><li><p>Why Twitter?Eric Sheninger</p><p>@NMHS_Principal</p><p>New Milford HS Principal, ASCD Presenter, Author, Presenter &amp; PLN MemberReason #12 Because we all need inspirers to push us further in our efforts in working with children &amp; families</p></li><li><p>What Does Twitter Look Like? </p><p>Search for InformationReflective PracticeGlobal and Local PerspectivesInstant FeedbackNewsroom Brand School/DistrictProfessional DevelopmentTogether We Are Better Video Clip of Twitter in District 123</p></li><li><p>Other Cost Saving Measures Shared All ideas shared by educators on Twitter - 4/17/12Parent communications &amp; print costsProfessional development costsAdvertising costsVacancy costs of postingCollaboration amongst staff members in lieu of the cost for substitutes to cover classesAccess popular educational magazine articles without cost of purchase (i.e. ASCD, Administrator, Harvard Ed Letter)School Messenger costs, Use of Twitter and/or Remind 101Gas/mileage costs for administrative &amp; teacher meetings</p><p>*</p></li><li><p>2012 NPSD Innovation CelebrationApril 18, 201212 Reasons for Twitter in NPSD Collaboration &amp; Savings</p></li></ul>