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    Webinar: Twitter 101 for Leaders in Educator Preparation

    How can you use Twitter to market and promote your work? We’ll show you during a free webinar for AACTE members, “Twitter 101 for Leaders in Educator Preparation,” a spin-off from our interactive dialogue presented at AACTE’s 67th Annual Meeting in February.

    On Wednesday, May 27, at 1:00 p.m. EDT, this webinar will provide a rationale for the use of Twitter, an overview of the platform, and best practices for use by you and your educator preparation program in this AACTE webinar. You’ll gain insight on how to leverage Twitter to tell your story to candidates, alumni, policy makers, and the public at large.

    Twitter use will be modeled during the webinar, and you are encouraged to sign up for a Twitter account beforehand (it’s free!). Sign up for Twitter here.

    Tweets from the U.S. Department of Education routinely reach over 500,000 Twitter followers, and NEA’s reach is nearly 130,000 . . . how many are you reaching? Twitter is an efficient and effective platform for sharing information related to teaching and teacher preparation. Join us in this webinar to learn how you can make the most of it. We can’t wait to connect you to the unlimited possibilities that await you on Twitter!

    Register for the free webinar here.

    About the Presenters

    Jeff Carpenter, Ph.D., is assistant professor of education and director of the Teaching Fellows Program at Elon University (NC). He is a teacher educator who researches, theorizes, and teaches about new and innovative modes of student and teacher learning. In particular, he is interested in ways by which collaboration, technology, and collaborative technologies facilitate the teaching and learning process; he is currently researching the Edcamp model of professional learning and how social media can enhance student learning and teacher professional development. He has presented several seminars and published multiple journal articles on how educators can use Twitter for professional learning and in the classroom. Connect with Jeff Carpenter on Twitter.

    Scott Morrison, Ph.D., is assistant professor of education at Elon University (NC). He spent 11 years as a sixth-grade English and social studies teacher in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. He teaches courses on critical issues in education, social studies education, and environmental education. His research focuses on ecologically minded teaching, social and environmental justice, and culturally relevant pedagogy. Connect with Scott Morrison on Twitter.

    Michael Maher, Ph.D., is assistant dean for professional education and accreditation at North Carolina State University. He serves as treasurer of the North Carolina Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators and is an active member of the Moral Development and Education SIG of the American Educational Research Association. He also serves on various state committees in North Carolina including the State Superintendent’s Ethics Advisory Panel and the North Carolina Teacher Effectiveness Workgroup. Connect with Michael Maher on Twitter.


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    Jeff Carpenter

    Assistant Professor of Education and Director of the Teaching Fellows Program, Elon University

    Scott Morrison

    Assistant Professor of Education, Elon University

    Michael Maher

    Assistant Dean for Professional Education and Accreditation, North Carolina State University

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