P.E. Professional Development?
Finding professional development for the Physical Education professional can be difficult. When I first started teaching Physical Education over 16 years ago, all I had was books, district colleagues, and local workshops. Today the internet has made it easier than ever before to improve your teaching. However, YOU have to want to improve your craft! The internet has allowed us to collaborate with other P.E. Specialists like never before. We can now find fellow P.E. professionals not just in our district, state, and nation, but we can also reach out globally with the use of social media. Give Twitter a try!
If you’re anything like me, you’re skeptical. You’re probably thinking how can twitter help me get new ideas on lesson planning, assessments, integration, classroom management, etc. Well it certainly can! Twitter has a huge online P.E. community. Start slow and don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Here’s what I feel are the 3 steps to getting started and connecting with the passionate online P.E. professional community from all over the world through the use of twitter!
Step 1: Watch or read one of these short twitter tutorials on how to get started and create an account.
http://www.thephysicaleducator.com/blog/files/twitter-101-part-1.html Twitter 101 by Joey Feith
https://youtu.be/Kw8thyGF9LI?t=176-- Need a reason why? Video by Joey Feith
https://youtu.be/8MqUu2aIhU4?t=80 Twitter 101 video
http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/using-twitter-for-professional-development.shtml Twitter Article
Step 2: Connect with these awesome P.E. twitter professionals
Step 3: Start tweeting!! See you on twitter at @PEberingmx!!