The thing I love about looking at my PD Log is that the events that I have taken part in are so diverse and innovative. I have been fortunate enough to attend major events like the Google Apps for Education (aka GAFE) Summit and slide2learn as well as ICT workshops, HSC Biology collaboration days and the Sydney CEO eLearning Co-ordinators day. These big events have been amazing, but what I also love about my PD experiences this year is the smaller, slightly less formal forms of PD in the shape of Techie Brekkie, Lunch'n'Learn, TeachMeets, #pdinthepub and Twitter chats.
Earlier this year I presented at the DigTech TeachMeet at the Google Headquarters in Sydney. Afterwards, a group of presenters went out for dinner (a TeachEat) and I was lucky enough to meet an amazing group of primary teachers from the Sydney CEO. As of that night, we have been working together to build one of Australia's biggest educational chats - #aussieED.
Every Sunday night at 8.30pm AEST, teachers from around Australia and the world come together over Twitter to share their ideas and resources around a common theme. Last night was my first opportunity to moderate a chat and the theme was 'Building Your PLN'. It was great to be able to help people to use Twitter to find like-minded people to connect with and help them 'be more dog'.
So my challenge for you for this week is... how can you be more dog?! :)