William M. Ferriter

William M. Ferriter is an eighth-grade science teacher in a professional learning community near Raleigh, North Carolina. A National Board Certified Teacher for the past 28 years, Bill has designed professional development courses for educators nationwide on topics ranging from establishing professional learning communities and using technology to reimagine learning spaces, to integrating meaningful student-involved assessment and feedback opportunities into classroom instruction.

Twitter for Singletons in a PLC

Bill Ferriter has been working to introduce learning teams and singletons to a range of free products and services that can make collaboration more efficient. This is an excerpt from his blog "The Tempered Radical."

One of the greatest challenges in any professional learning community is finding meaningful learning partnerships for the singletons—art teachers, band directors, media specialists, foreign language teachers—in a building.

While many singletons choose to collaborate with learning teams that are studying content connected to their areas of personal and professional interest or work to offer targeted support to teams on an as needed basis, Twitter can be used to connect any singleton to digital peers working in the same field.

The following three strategies can help you to find electronic conversations and colleagues appropriate for the singletons in your school. Continue Reading


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