For April’s Microsoft EduChat TweetMeet, we’re addressing an area that’s crucial for making sure every student has a place to feel safe and supported as they learn. Join us for Included: Accessibility, Equity, and Inclusion! This TweetMeet is happening as we announce our Toronto IncludEd event on May 6th, and we encourage Ontario educators, parents, and organizations to join us in person. For the cross-Canada chat, we’ve brought together a team of hosts from a variety of educational backgrounds to lead the conversation about their experiences in providing inclusive education in the technology-empowered classroom. At 7:00 PM EDT on April 2nd, we’ll be taking part in a Twitter conversation about empowering every student, across all learning styles, interests, abilities, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Meet the team of hosts who’ll be leading the conversation!
–Ramona Meharg, Special Education teacher at Thames Valley District School Board, Podcaster with VoiceEd Radio
–Doug Peterson, Educator, Presenter, and Former President, Educational Computing Organization of Ontario
–Jen Apgar, 21st-Century Technology Coach
–Samantha Brace, Instructional Coordinator, Peel District School Board
–David Carruthers, Tech Coordinator at Thames Valley District School Board, Board of Directors at Educational Computing Organization of Ontario, Co-chair with BIT Conference
–Melanie Mulcaster, Teacher Librarian, Peel District School Board
-The Assistive Technology Project at Louis Riel School Division, including their team members Nicole Maynard, Clarke Hagan, Gregory Kiesman, Lisa Tymchuck, and Robert George
Read on to learn how you can take part on April 2nd at 7:00 PM EDT.
What are #MSFTEduChat Canada TweetMeets?
Every month, Microsoft in Education Canada organizes a social event on Twitter for Canadian educators. The hashtag we use is #MSFTEduChat. A team of topic-specialists prepares and hosts these TweetMeets together. They craft questions around a certain theme and share them on Twitter, then our digital attendees strike up a conversation on that topic.
All you have to do is keep an eye on the hashtag and contribute any insights, ideas, or expertise to the conversation. Or you can just listen in! It’s a great way to connect and learn.
The easiest way to keep on top of the conversation is by using TweetDeck. Our friend Marjolein Hoekstra created a quick tutorial to help her OneNote Education TweetMeet attendees. It’s a tool that’ll help you follow the hashtag #MSFTEduChat during the conversation.
We’re excited to hear what Canadian educators have to say during Included: Accessibility, Equity, and Inclusion. Join us on Twitter on Tuesday, April 2nd at 7:00 PM EDT. If you have any questions, connect with the Microsoft in Education Canada team on Twitter by sending a message to @MicrosoftEduCA.