We started this year's blog series "#31daysofblogging"on
October 1st as a way to connect Christchurch and other NZ educators during Connected Educator Month.
October PD activities included; - NPDL Conference with Michael Fullan in Christchurch, CORE Education's annual conference uLearn16, the famous #notatulearn16 Twitter group led by the equally famous @AllanahK ,many educators around NZ joining the activities via Twitter, the live streaming of keynotes from uLearn, fabulous conversations from the Connected Educators lounge -again streamed live and available on YouTube.
And of course from our perspective, lots of blog posts from fantastic Christchurch/Canterbury Educators willing to share their school stories, their views and their practice. Thank you so much, you have been amazing.
There were also several blog posts from staff at two brand new secondary schools, Haeata and Rolleston College, who welcome new students from the beginning of 2017. This was a unique opportunity to read just how a brand new school starts to create its culture and connect staff. Lots of educators have worked their way through aspects of the Starter Kete with many teachers joining Twitter and becoming involved in the various Twitter chats that happen throughout the week.
Many thanks also to everyone who has read the blog, made comments, tweeted or re-tweeted throughout the month.Feel free to follow us @chchednet. Please keep reading our blog - we will be advertising upcoming events, as well as more blog posts by teachers sharing what they do - (but not for 31days in a row!!)
Ka kite ano,
Matt, Bridget,Ginny,Pauline and the rest of the Christchurch Connected Educators Network team.