How to Join the 2022 CCIU CS Twitter Chat

Posted by Kammas Kersch, STEM Services Coordinator & Ivana Ivanovic, Communications Specialist on 1/18/2022 10:35:00 AM

Now more than ever, it is important for educators to feel connected and be part of a community. For years, educators across the world have been building these relationships by establishing professional learning networks (PLNs) using social media. One strategy for having discussions and meeting virtually with like-minded educators is by participating in a Twitter chat. 

 

What is a Twitter chat?

Twitter chats are live conversations between Twitter users. The conversations use a common hashtag, which begins with # followed by text. Chats are typically themed for a particular audience such as science, education technology or school leadership. Most chats are either 30 minutes or an hour and include questions posted every few minutes. 

 

How do you participate in a Twitter chat?

Chats are scheduled at a particular time, so it is important to identify the schedule and topic. When the chat starts, you will want to search the hashtag on Twitter and filter to see the most recent posts. Once the chat begins, use the Q1 A1 format to read and respond to questions. 

 

In the example below, the hashtag for the chat is #CS4CC. It is important to include the hashtag in both the question and the answer posts as this is how other users will find and interact with your responses. It is helpful to include A1 in your responses to make it clear which question you are answering.

 

 

 

Once you have posted your response, refresh your Twitter feed to read the responses of other participants. By commenting on their responses and including the chat hashtag, you can share ideas, ask questions and learn together while growing your network. 

 

Ready to participate in a Twitter chat?

You can browse a number of great chats by referencing this February 2021 article published by ISTE. Pennsylvania educators are invited to join the #PAECT chat which takes place the second Thursday of each month at 8:00 p.m. ET. The Chester County Intermediate Unit will be hosting a chat for all educators on Tuesday, January 18 at 5:00 p.m. as part of our CS4CC 2022 Asynchronous Conference using the hashtag #CS4CC. See you there!