Wednesday, May 8, 2013

#NCed Chat Reaches Beyond State Line

Last night's #NCed chat was full of powerful insights and useful resources from educators from across North Carolina, the United States, and around the world.  For our fifth consecutive chat, #NCed chat trended on Twitter, and educators from seven states, Canada, and New Zealand shared their perspectives on PLCs - what makes them work, what makes educators buy in, and how to improve their quality. 

Dr. David Stegall, Associate Superintendent in Newton-Conover City Schools, and Amber Humphrey, Instructional Coach in Newton-Conover City Schools posed questions an honest and knowledgeable group of stakeholders who shared some of the following sentiments:

"PLCs are not meetings. They are communities of educators working together consistently to help students and educators alike. " - @WPrettyman

"The difference to me between PLC & other meetings revolve around action research/improving your craft while helping teammates improve." - @davidstegall

"PLCs should make practice public. #nced teachers should move beyond polite chat about teaching & dig into what happens inside black box." - @doccarpenter

"More than I can say, PLC have made me a better educator, I learn new ideas all the time - My best PLC is #nced and #21stedchat." - @EduThompson

"PLCs provide a place and time to say 'I need help.'" - @WilfongBrittany

"All begins with people & not programs. Spend time building trust so everyone views the Ss as everyone's responsibility to succeed." - @mattwachel

Our chats are becoming richer each week, and we are so excited to build our PLN with so many educators from around our state and beyond.

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