- UPDATE: 8:30 p.m. Thanks to all who took part in tonight's #NYSUTChat! The conversation is archived here: https://wke.lt/w/s/aKnhxL
With educators thrown into remote learning and facing even more uncertainty ahead, professional learning opportunities are more important than ever.
Professional learning and the value of personal and professional learning networks will be the topic for tonight’s #NYSUTchat at 7 p.m. on Twitter. NYSUT Executive Vice President Jolene DiBrango will host the one-hour live discussion.
“Educators have done such an incredible job rising to the many challenges this crisis has thrown at them,” DiBrango said. “From remote instruction to maintaining personal connections with students, our members have shown such adaptability, resilience and heart.”
However, educators need support, too. Tonight’s chat will focus on what kind of professional learning has been helpful — and what will be needed for educators in the months ahead. Participants will also share recommended online resources and other tips.
DiBrango started the Sunday evening chats several weeks ago to give members a chance to share ideas and talk about what’s happening with remote learning. Previous chats have focused on trauma-informed instruction, how to stay in touch with students, tips for handling stress and the value of community wrap-around services. Participants from around the state have also talked about community outreach efforts, such as delivering extra food and supplies to families or posting a “we miss you” video that the community really appreciated.
You can follow or join this week’s chat by watching DiBrango’s Twitter feed @nysutEVP. She will post questions for you to respond to every 8 minutes for an hour. When you respond to the tweets, be sure to use the hashtag #NYSUTchat, so we can keep track of everyone’s responses.
“It’s a virtual professional learning community,” DiBrango said. “We’ve grown every week. The whole point is for us to get through these challenging times together.”