With this in mind, I sent an e-mail yesterday to over 1,000 administrators in MA hoping to get them better connected to what is happening outside of their own school walls. As I wonder what type of response I will receive, I am open to suggestions from others as to ways to engage my colleagues. My feeling is that the summer is a great time for people to start trying some things that they feel they do not have time for during the school year.
While most of the responses thus far have been out of office replies, I will keep my fingers crossed that a few of my administrative colleagues will answer the invitation.
Anyway here is the e-mail I sent -
The Burlington High administrators will be spending the following Tuesday mornings exploring web 2.0 technology and social media tools. We would love to have others join us from 10:00-12:00 on the following days: 6/29, 7/6, 7/20, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17. We have started to implement some of these tools at BHS and we plan on expanding a great deal more in the upcoming school year
I cannot begin to explain the value that Twitter has added to my professional learning. Our first session will be dedicated to building a Professional Learning Network (PLN) on Twitter. Please feel free to contact me with questions you may have. I hope to hear from you and wish I could have made it to the Summer Institute to do a session there. Please let us know if you plan on coming by on one of the aforementioned dates.
Best wishes for a a great summer!
p.s. - Here a are a couple of links that highlight some of how we are using web 2.0 and social media at BHS: