Saturday, September 10, 2011

MA folks- My one-day workshop on Social Media and Personal Learning Networks

Hi Folks, I am going to be offering a series of Friday sessions through Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MASSCUE).  The first is on a topic close to my heart, Personal Learning Networks.  This session will help you find information and lesson ideas, inspiring your work! The day will also include a component on using social media tools with students at varying levels. Hope some of you can make it! 

Developing a Personal Learning Network with Blogs, Wikis, Twitter, Diigo and other Tools
Audience:  General Educators, Special Educators
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Instructor: Sean Sweeney
Date:  October 21, 2011  (Registration Deadline October 7, 2011)
Times: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Location: Newton Public Schools Ed Center Silverman Lab, 100 Walnut Street, Newtonville, MA  02460
MassCUE Member Cost: $125
Non-Member Cost:  $160 (includes free membership for year)
Earn: 6 hours of participation (PDPs)
Limit: 20 participants
Prerequisites: Participants will need a Gmail or Google Account for this workshop.  Bring your own laptop is preferred.
Course Description: Do you feel isolated in your classroom? Are you looking for new ways to connect with passionate and creative educators for your own professional development?  This workshop will help you develop your Personal Learning Network (PLN) through social web tools that will open up a world of educational ideas to you and your colleagues. The focus of the session will be on establishing use of basic PLN tools with use of organizational strategies to streamline, aggregate and share the vast amount of education-related information available on the web.  The workshop will provide modeling of tools such as Google Reader for review of Edublogs, Twitter and Google+, social bookmarking with Diigo, and other tools, along with guided practice in each tool.


  1. I spoke briefly about this topic at a recent summer institute that I co-taught. I wished I had more time to cover more information for the participants! What a great sounding workshop! I'll spread the word!

    Jeanne Tuthill

  2. Thanks a lot, Jeanne- glad it sounds good!