Summertime Reading, Learning, and Twitter Lists
Submitted by JackieTaylor on July 8, 2015 - 12:30pm
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Dear PD Colleagues,
I hope your summer’s going well! I’d like to know what you’ve been doing this summer with respect to your own professional development. What is your learning goal this summer? What are you reading? Or, what areas of interest (as it intersects with adult education) grab your attention most? It might be a broad topic. Or maybe you’re interested in learning a new tool, device, software, or social media that will help you to improve your practice in teaching or professional development.
I’ve been focusing on becoming a better curator. In thinking about what information to curate through the lens of adult education, it can quickly become overwhelming! So questions I’m struggling with include “What exactly should I capture?” “How do I categorize it?” “How do I make those categories appealing and useful to others who may be following?”
Currently I’m looking for ways to maximize my use of Twitter lists. If Twitter’s your thing, here’s an article I’ve found useful:
I particularly like idea #s 2, 5, and 12. #2 suggests making a list of all conference or workshop goers to find out what they’re tweeting. While a hashtag might accomplish something similar, you’re sure to get every tweet without paying for an archival service. While it sounds time-intensive, it would also be a way to recognize/give kudos to those who are new to Twitter. How are others using Twitter lists?
BTW – I’ve made a list of adult education staff developers:
I'm interested to see and read what others in our field of adult literacy PD are tweeting. If you’re on Twitter and work in staff development, please DM or MT me @jataylor10 and I’ll add you to the list.
What are others learning this summer?
Moderator, Evidence-based Professional Development COP