Shortly after the #oklaed chat Sunday night, Oklahoma Gazette reporter Ben Felder asked for feedback from participants:
#OklaEd is there a teacher who would be open to sending me email w/ few thoughts on what community of ed blogs/Twitter chats has meant to u?
— Ben Felder (@benfelder_okg) January 19, 2015
I jumped at the chance to tell my story, which I hope will encourage those teachers who still have not made the plunge into online PLCs, or dipped a toe into the weekly #oklaed chats.
You can read the story on the OKGazette.com site or download a PDF here:173 kBChats, blogs and a hashtag unite teachers across Oklahoma _ Oklahoma Gazette
If you're interested in building your own online professional learning community (Please join us Sunday night on Twitter!), feel free to download the special report I've created to guide you through the process.
I am a secondary English Language Arts teacher, a University of Oklahoma student working on my Master's of Education in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum with an concentration in English Education, and a NBPTS candidate. I am constantly seeking ways to amplify my students' voices and choices.