Today was a fantastic networking day for me. (check out my mini animation of my experience)
My day started by co-presenting a PD session for Junior High School Counsellors with my favourite colleague Susan Spellman Cann http://sspellmancann.wordpress.com our topic was technology in counselling and our purpose was to help these counsellors explore their resources.
After 30 minutes of sharing we opened to floor and allowed the participants to play around (inspired by David Cormiers rhizomic lecture from earlier this week).
All the participants wanted to set up TWITTER accounts and then the fun began.
Sherri-lynn Pearce @PearceSherri
This was the best PD session I have ever been to in my 17 years with this district! @EHordyskiLuong @SSpellmanCann #scchat
Thank you ladies this was the best PD ever! I appreciate your help so much! @SSpellmanCann @EHordyskiLuong #sschat
Andrea W @gomaddoggo
Technology for Counsellors – I’m treading cautiously into the powerful world of the Twitter. Game on, people! @EHordyskiLuong
Lynnette Maier @ldmaier
@EHordyskiLuong @SSpellmanCann This has been a great PD. Love that it is counsellor specific and very practical.#cscchat
Michelle Brown @Michelle0102197
@EHordyskiLuong thanks for hooking me up with Twitter for #schoolcounselors The session will lower my #anxiety in this job!
We decided to create a new hash tag for CANADIAN SCHOOL COUNSELLORS #cscchat and encouraged our new counsellors to incorporate this into their posts.
Our American Counselling partners have already mastered the world of PLN using a variety of methods including the work of Dr Erin Mason http://sconlineprofessionalexchange.wikispaces.com/ and the hash tag #sschat
Later on in the evening… checking out the river of twitter we ended up connecting with Trent Langdon http://trentlangdon.blogspot.ca/ who is currently the head of the school counsellors chapter of the Canadian Psychotherapy and Counselling Association. After a brief exchange we have coordinated a Google+ Hangout for early next week to discuss the benefits of association membership. He is also going to share the #cscchat tag with the members of his chapter… thereby once again extending my PLN.
I love the fact that I have been able to apply so much of what I’ve learning during ETMOOC practically into my life.
Thanks to Etmooc for providing me with such a fabulous PLE