The first #AASSA slow Twitter chat took place on September 27 with the topic: What do you want to achieve as an international educator? and the main purpose of connecting and amplifying learning of international educators in the AASSA region.
A Personal Learning Network (PLN) is being seen by many as one of the best professional development support for the 21st century educator to live and experience for their own learning the skills and literacies they are to embed in their teaching and support a shifting mindset in education.
A slow chat usually spans across a full day (or a week), as opposed to 60 minutes. 4 questions were released throughout the day. No worries, if you missed the chat, it is not too late to learn from and connect with the participants. You will find the archive of the conversation tweets during the day below, strung together by the #AASSA hashtag. Do join in at any time, read and be inspired by the tweets and follow the participants via their twitter handle.
For the statistics fan in you:
around 500 tweets were published within 12 hours of the chat
we had around 50 participants throughout the day (you can easily follow them all here via AASSA’s Twitter Chat list)
superintendents, principals, tech directors, librarians, classroom teachers, counselors, PE coaches, Innovation and learning coaches, learning support, ELL, Performing Arts, etc. participated
participants were from 11 countries in the AASSA & Tri-Association region: Brazil, Argentina, Panama, Peru, Republica Dominicana, Venezuela, Paraguay, Ecuador, Mexico, Uruguay, Costa Rica
international educators outside of Latin America were from USA, Ghana, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kuwait
the following schools had at least one educator participate:
Panamerican School of Bahia
Metropolitan School of Panama
Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Asociación Escolar Lincoln
Carol Morgan School
Graded, American School of São Paulo
Colegio Internacional Puerto la Cruz
American School of Asunción
American School Foundation of Guadalajara
American School of Quito
Uruguayan American School
Costa Rica Country Day School
Mark your calendars for next month’s #AASSA chat on October 25 with the topic: How do you manage expats/locals relations at your International School?