And thus was born #spedchat.
Please join us on Twitter on Tuesday, 31 August at 8:30pm Eastern. We hope to make this a regular weekly event for educators (of all disciplines, not just special ed teachers), parents, students, and all other interested parties to discuss issues pertinent to special education.
We follow in the tradition of similar Twitter hashtag-based chats such as #EdChat (general education discussion), #SSchat (Social Studies), #BlackEd (education issues pertinent to the Black community), and #Engchat (English education). To participate, all you need to do is log in to Twitter and search for the #spedchat hashtag using Twitter’s search engine or a client such as Tweetdeck or Hootsuite. This search will show all the tweets with the #spedchat hashtag; from there, all you need to do to participate is include the #spedchat hashtag in your comment (see the example of my tweet above).
What will we discuss on Tuesday? The potential topics are:
- How can parent-teacher relations be improved?
- What do grades mean in special education?
- Is inclusion working for general and special education students?
- How do we get general education teachers to understand? (the current leader in the voting)
- How have school budget cuts affected special education?
You can vote for your favorite topic here; the poll closes around 1:30pm Eastern the day of the chat.
Please join us on Tuesday for what promises to be a lively discussion. Of course, big thanks to Deven Black for organizing and developing the #spedchat concept.
[…] For a better explanation of all of this please visit my co-conspirator and #spedchat moderator Damian Bariexca’s excellent blog. […]
Be there or be square! 🙂
I will most definitely be there – as a moderator, I neglected to mention! 🙂
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