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Successful #AASSA Twitter Chat

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:

  1. around 500 tweets were published within 12 hours of the chat

  2. we had around 50 participants throughout the day (you can easily follow them all here via AASSA’s Twitter Chat list)

  3. superintendents, principals, tech directors, librarians, classroom teachers, counselors, PE coaches, Innovation and learning coaches, learning support, ELL, Performing Arts, etc. participated

  4. participants were from 11 countries in the AASSA & Tri-Association region: Brazil, Argentina, Panama, Peru, Republica Dominicana, Venezuela, Paraguay, Ecuador, Mexico, Uruguay, Costa Rica

  5. international educators outside of Latin America were from USA, Ghana, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kuwait

  6. the following schools had at least one educator participate:

  7. Panamerican School of Bahia

  8. Metropolitan School of Panama

  9. Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt

  10. Asociación Escolar Lincoln

  11. Carol Morgan School

  12. Graded, American School of São Paulo

  13. Colegio Internacional Puerto la Cruz

  14. American School of Asunción

  15. American School Foundation of Guadalajara

  16. Academia Cotopaxi

  17. American School of Quito

  18. Uruguayan American School

  19. 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?


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