4 terrific teacher communities for summer PD


Share lesson plans, ask questions, and connect with other inspiring educators

Teaching Channel
A community of classroom-teaching videos, this website provides teachers with an opportunity to learn from peers. Educators can share lesson ideas and find support in an active Q&A forum. Rather than take time away from the school day to observe other teachers in action, this innovative online tool allows educators to observe actual classroom teaching anytime. The Teaching Channel Plus platform offers a more personalized version of the public model and enables individual schools to share videos within a small group setting.

Twitter
Twitter is an incredible resource for PD. Although not focused primarily on teachers or education, Twitter makes it easy for educators to build and expand their PLNs. Education-focused chats are a great way to engage; they’re searchable by hashtags such as #edchat, #ellchat, and #sschat. By following other teachers and thought leaders, it’s easy to find new resources and support among peers.

 

 [Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on Common Sense Education.]

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