This four-week, self-paced online Twitter course will help you come up to speed on using Twitter effectively as part of your personal learning network, for school library advocacy, and for promotion. It is designed to help attendees become active tweeters during AASL and ALA events - and beyond! The course is open to AASL members who have never used Twitter or who feel like a novice taking advantage of it for learning, networking, and advocacy.
How the course works:
- Material for the upcoming week is posted each Monday.
Registrants have until the following Monday to work through the material and complete assigned activities.
One optional live Twitter chat.
Registrants successfully completing the course may request a Certificate of Completion.
- Learn how to use Twitter as an effective personal learning network tool, including how to participate in live chats.
Learn how to use Twitter to share information and ideas during conferences and events.
Learn how to use Twitter to advocate for school libraries and promote AASL.
Learn how to use Twitter with students in the library and the classroom.
Jane Lofton recently retired (June 2016) as the teacher librarian at Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, and was selected a 2016 Sandacre Teacher of the Year by the Mira Costa Senior Class. She is a Past President of California School Library Association (CSLA) and Honorary Member, as well as having served in a number of other volunteer positions for CSLA. Currently, she is co-chairing CSLA’s ESSA Task Force. She is also an active AASL member and serving on the AASL 2017 Conference Committee as Social Media Chair, a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, and a frequent presenter at library and tech conferences. She is a passionate lifelong learner, ed tech Geek, and loves sharing inspiration with students, other librarians, and teachers.
Jane is also an enthusiastic blogger (Jane Lofton’s Adventures in School Libraryland, Mira Costa High School Library Blog) and tweeter (@jane_librarian) and has taught several previous online classes on using Twitter.
(The course is open to current, personal members of AASL. Not a member? Join here.)
How to Register
Internet connection and web browser.
Registrants successfully completing the course may request a Certificate of Completion for 12 contact hours.