How Twitter chats support being a Connected Educator

The road to learning

As we approach October, Connected Educators Month, I reflect on the value of the connections I have made to others across the globe on my path to connectedness.  However, when I began this path, I had no idea where the road would lead.

I recall hearing about Twitter in 2009 at a conference I attended and remember thinking, “tweeting?!”.  But as a curious being, I started to explore.  The conference was in January, I joined Twitter in March of that year.


If I only could tell myself then what I know now.  Joining Twitter that day has truly impacted my life in the long run. I did make a point of making Twitter my work related place, along with maybe some special interest areas and news.  It wasn’t Facebook.  Since that day, I have “met” some amazing people.  I credit my Professional Learning Network (PLN) with my professional accomplishments.  I…

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About Sharon LePage Plante

Sharon Plante, an educator with 20 years teaching experience in special education, has been an educator at Eagle Hill-Southport for over eleven years, as well as currently serving as Director of Technology. She utilizes her educational training and love of technology to engage students with learning disabilities in building their skills and finding success. Sharon is the co-author of Using Technology to Engage Students with Learning Disabilities. She was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award from George Mason University College of Education and Human Development. She has presented at Everyone Reading, EdRev, Edscape, ATIA (Assistive Technology Industry Association), and New York Chapter of ALTA (Academic Language Trainers Association), as well as at several EdCamps, on using technology to empower the dyslexic learner. Sharon is the 2015-2017 chair of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools Commission on Technology. Additionally, she hosts a podcast for Bam Radio Network on Learning Differently bringing together the voices of those working in the many aspects of special education. Sharon is a co-founder of #edtechchat, and co-organizer of EdCampSWCT.
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