ThingLink Teacher Challenge Launched at ISTE 2015

We are pleased to launch the ThingLink Teacher Summer Challenge today at ISTE 2015!  This free, online, self-paced professional development is designed for busy educators who want to build a professional learning network and have fun learning through collaborative play.

We hope to make some noise here at #ISTE2015 and grab the attention of enthusiastic colleagues who have come together to connect and collaborate. To join the challenge, simply sign up.

Join Our Global ThingLink Teacher Challenge

With just a few short days until the official launch of the 2nd ThingLink Summer Teacher Challenge, I am pleased to announce that nearly 200 educators from 18 countries have signed up to participate.  This will be a great opportunity to build our personal learning networks globally and grow as educators as we create and share a useful set of resources. Use of an EDU Premium, district level organization account will streamline the collaboration as we share a full featured workspace.


Presenting Virtually at Superior Tech 4 Teachers


I had the opportunity to present at the Superior Tech 4 Teachers conference on last week. Although I would have loved to present in person, my presentation was shared virtually through a Google HangOut this time.

While I shared my ideas and interactive presentation with a room full of educators, the amazing Jennifer Williams facilitated the session live at the conference. This picture was taken during the session and shared via Twitter. I was able to take a peek into the room immediately following the presentation. This one picture helped me see that there were participants on the other end and they were engaged and following along on their own devices. This one picture made the experience real to me.

Rounding Up a Community of Learners with the ThingLink Teacher Challenge



I'm excited about the great response to this week's announcement of the next ThingLink Teacher Summer Challenge. So far, more than 100 teachers from 10 countries have signed up to participate, collaborate and create resources for use in our schools during this free, self-paced PD opportunity.


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