Twitter chat with #plpnetwork

Join us for a Twitter chat!

Sunday, March 4th at 7pm EST, we’d like to invite you to join us for our very first #plpnetwork Twitter chat!

What is a Twitter chat?

A Twitter chat is a lot like any other online chat, where people gather to talk about a specific issue. The great thing about a Twitter chat is it brings people together from all over world to a central area (Twitter) where they can interact in real time. To join a Twitter chat, you just need to know what hashtag is being used. A hashtag is simply a way to search topics on Twitter and is recognized as a word preceded by a pound sign, such as #education or #plpnetwork.

How do I participate?

You can simply go to and login, then type #plpnetwork into the search box at the top. If you keep refreshing the search results, you will see the chat stream as it comes in through Twitter.

You may also use an application specifically designed to monitor Twitter chats. The most popular options are TweetChatTweetGrid, and TweetDeck. These applications will allow you to enter your search term (#plpnetwork) and show a stream that will update in real time (or based on how often you tell the application to refresh the stream).

The topic of our inaugural Twitter chat is:

The Benefits of Engaging in Online Communities

Communities succeed when the people within them trust each other, share with one another, and build collective wisdom. Trust and rapport come from collaboration, interaction, and, most of all, conversation. Join us on Twitter for a conversation about how to foster better online communication and collaboration, how to effectively engage in an online community to grow as a learner,  and how online communities can change you, your classroom, school, or district.

What can I expect?

Fun, great conversation, and an opportunity for valuable professional development while enhancing your personal learning network and winning fantastic prizes!

The chat will be hosted by PLPeeps: Becky Bair (@becky7274) and Michelle Rogerson (@chelbycat) and will feature guest expert Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach (@snbeach).

Of course, we have prizes galore for participating in the chat!  We will be giving away A&E History Channel DVDs,  a copy of Sheryl and Lani’s latest book, The Connected Educator, and for one lucky winner, FREE enrollment into a PLP eCourse of their choosing!

Ask a question and get a bonus entry for prizes

You can help with the discussion in advance by sending questions about Engaging in Online Communities to! We’ll draw one prize winner from the questions submitted!

Be sure to follow @plpnetwork to qualify for prizes.

Tweet about the chat for another chance to win a prize

Copy and paste the tweet below and shout it out loud in the Twitterverse:

Join me and @plpnetwork March 4 at 7pm EST for a #plpnetwork chat about learning in online communities! More details at

So sign up early (RSVP below), mark your calendar, spread the word, and let’s chat with #plpnetwork!

RSVP here!

Will you be joining us? Let us save your spot by filling out the form below. See you March 4th!

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Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning Practice. She works with schools and districts from around the world helping them to infuse technology into their curriculums and by leading other digital conversion efforts. Sheryl also consults with governments, educational organizations and non-profits in development of their various professional learning initiatives. Sheryl is a sought-after presenter at national and international events, speaking on topics related to digital and online learning, teacher and educational leadership, online community building, and other educational issues impacting children of poverty. Sheryl served on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Board of Directors for six years. She co-authored The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age with Lani Ritter Hall. Sheryl has four children and four grandsons, Luke, Logan, Levi and Tanner and a trio of dachshunds. You can find out more on her blog and on Twitter @snbeach.

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