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Weekly Online Chat on Environmental Education Starting Up

June 19, 2013

A few months ago, I saw a post from Natural Curiosity asking if it would be worthwhile to teachers to have an online chat to discuss their fantastic printed resource. At that point we immediately started chatting about creating a larger and more constant online chat, along the lines of the excellent EdChats that exist in the Twittersphere. Here is a great post on how and why to participate in a educational focused chat via Twitter from Robert Borgersen.

It has taken a couple of months, but we now have a great team together committed to keep this moving. Our first chat will be Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. EST. We’ll chat for an hour and then have a poll of sorts to figure out the following weeks topics to be discussed. At least in the early stages of the discussions moderators will include Sarah Lowes  , Paul Kreba and myself.

I’m very much looking forward to increasing my PLN. To share some of our successes, get help with challenges, discuss risk management, technology, character education, empathy in the outdoors and more. I look forward to being able to answer questions and of course – to ask questions myself.

I do love the weekend conferences. And this in no way is to replace the networking, PD or “fresh air” we get at those sessions. I attended my first EdCamps as well this past year and helped organize one for outdoor educators in the Western Greater Toronto Area entitled, My Niche in the Community this past January. I’m always looking for networking potential and PD opportunities and while sitting around a campfire may be my first choice in atmosphere. An EnviroEd Chat on Twitter will allow us to converse constantly. To share ideas, build our Personal Learning Networks and grow as educators.

As a biologist, and as a manager, I often say that “life can exist in a stagnant pool of water but it is oh so much more diverse when the waters flow.” 

So, in that spirit, hope you can join in on Wednesday evenings for #EnviroEd.

If you have any questions – feel free to ask.

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4 Comments
  1. Rob, aka @RangerRidley on Twitter, thanks for hosting our #EnviroEd chats about environmental education. Lots of great ideas and opinions shared from educators based in Cambodia, Canada, USA and United Kingdom.

    Your blog readers can see an archive of these #EnviroEd chats on this Storify page I created:
    http://storify.com/davidspencer/twitter-chats-about-enviroed

    David Spencer
    aka @DavidSpencerEdu on Twitter

  2. Rob, aka @RangerRidley on Twitter, I have used Storify.com and archived most of your team’s Environmental Education Twitter Chats (#EnviroEd) since June 26, 2013 on the “Beyond Our Classroom” blog.

    • Thanks again for doing this David. Your help and knowledge has been instrumental in these discussions!

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