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Find Your Twitter PLN: An Edchat Love Story

Twitter for teacher professional development? You bet! Teachers have been connecting on Twitter through live Twitter events called edchats, where they can collaborate, mentor/be mentored, discuss education, and share resources. This session will help audience members navigate the Twitterverse to access quality professional learning and build their personal learning network (PLN). We will also discuss resources to moderate, analyze, and grow edchats as well as the potential impact of edchats on teacher professional development.

This panel will include Christina Esquivel as a moderator along with 1-2 edchat moderators and a representative from a non-profit.

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  1. You will learn about how educators are using Twitter and edchats to improve their knowledge and skills.
  2. You'll learn about the impact of edchats on teachers as well as what this could mean for the future of professional development.
  3. You'll understand how to grow an edchat and develop a PLN to connect to other rockstar teachers.

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  • Christina Esquivel, Director of Strategy and Business Development, Mobility Labs

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Christina Esquivel, Dir of Strategic Partnerships, Mobility Labs Inc

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