Webinar: Twitter for CPD Webinar: Twitter for CPD

Twitter for Continuous Professional Development

12 November 2013

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) takes place in online communities and networks. Twitter is a platform where good practice, ideas and resources can be shared very easily. 

Fred Boss is an Irish educator who organizes every week a one hour Twitter chat discussion about an educational topic provided by the community of teachers taking part.

Fred Boss will explain how easy it is to organize this type of CPD event. Teachers and school leaders of the LSL community will be able to implement the Twitter discussions in their own professional context and network.

Living Schools Lab has adopted this model as well with the #LSLCHAT discussions. 


For starters


Main course - Webinar recording

The webinar took place on Tuesday 12 November.






Twitter discussion

The webinar was followed by a Twitter discussion, you can find the summary here: Chirpstory


More information

The main course is a webinar led by Fred Boss.

Fred Boss is an art teacher in De La Salle College, Dundalk in Ireland (www.delasalle.ie). He was seconded to PDST Technology in Education (formerly NCTE www.pdsttechnologyineducation.ie) where he worked on the integration of technology into education as part of the teacher CPD strategy.

He is currently seconded to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (www.ncca.ie) where he is part of the new Junior Cycle team.

Fred Boss is also an active member of the Executive of the Computers in Education Sociey of Ireland (www.cesi.ie).

In 2011 he began an online Twitter chat in Ireland called #edchatIE, based on the highly successful American #edchat discussions. These weekly chats are held, on various topics related to education, every Monday night from 8.30-9.30pm (Irish time). Fred Boss has used Twitter and other digital resources to promote collaboration in education to teachers.