Target 2 – Leadership in a Student Centered Learning Environment. FWSU will foster development of teacher & student leaders who provide innovative opportunities for local and global student-centered learning.

Action Step – Develop learning habits, communication and problem solvingskills necessary for collaborative learning and leadership

Indicator of Success –  Creativity and risk-taking will be evident and celebrated as learners embrace new technologies.

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Learning in today’s world should be more about joy, more about sharing of learning, and more about helping each other design learning experiences for our students that will make them highly successful. That is what we strive for everyday in FWSU. But how could we bring our learning, sharing and designing to a new level of collaboration? A level that was inconceivable before technology allowed us to expand our thinking? How could we connect educators with each other? It is with this in mind that we a started the school year with an inaugural #FWSU 20 Day Twitter Challenge.

20 Day Challenge

Twitter is a great place for educators across our schools, and across the globe, to learn together in a free 24/7 professional learning communities.  Over the last several years educators from all FWSU schools have been using Twitter with gusto to improve their learning and stretch their thinking.  They are connected educators. Thousands and thousands of educators from around the globe use it as well.   

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The FWSU challenge started the very first day of school with the simple prompt – share something you learned this summer. Here are a few of the responses

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The questions we asked each day kept coming. Our FWSU teachers kept responding! Check out some of today’s responses to the question, “What opportunities will PLPs give our students?” 

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Soon what started out as a fun learning event for FWSU quickly turned into an event that included educators from throughout Vermont and then the United States!

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The #20DayChallenge has been successful on so many levels. Teachers have learned together and the #FWSU has become known as a “place” on twitter that teachers know they can share their learning.  Anyone is welcome to join!

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