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    Fearghal
    Keymaster

    What is the purpose of #ScotEdChat and how will it work?

    #13241

    Fearghal
    Keymaster

    Some of the initial thoughts were:

    “Each month a volunteer (or group of volunteers) could choose one week when they’ll offer to faciliate a discussion on a particular theme.
    This could involve requesting/inviting/encouraging a few indivuduals with a particular interest or expertise in that area to contribute their thoughts to kick-start the conversation.”

    Although the conversation has moved on a lot since. I’m not entirely sure where we’re up to. It’d be great if someone who has been more involved could outline the current plans.

    In the meantime, I knocked up a possible wee logo…

    ScotEdChat

    #13251

    Anonymous

    I think the consensus so far was for a slow chat format. 5 days and 5 questions round a theme. Based on Twitter and hosted by a person or a group of volunteers. On Sunday all the chat and links are collated into a blog post.

    But I think we can be as creative as we want to with this. potentially link in with events like RadioEdTalk, TeechMeets, Pedagoos, conferences etc. – And encourage parental, student and 3rd sector groups to lead the discussion too.

    #13252

    Anonymous

    Logo looks good!  It has been hard to keep track of plans via twitter.  This should make it much easier to discuss and make some clear decisions.

    I like the idea of the host being able to invite people to kick start the discussion.  This would take the pressure off and has the potential to involve a greater variety of people/sectors.

    Weeks questions advertised via Twitter immediately following previous chat.  Then…

    e.g. Day 1 – Question is advertised alongside a link to a short pedagoo blog on the subject. Slow chat via Twitter.  Host retweeting selection through @ScotEdChat account.  And so on…

    Host then produces a summary blog at the end of the week and perhaps uses something like storify to collate tweets?

     

    #13259

    Fearghal
    Keymaster

    This all sounds great. And are we thinking every week, or one week each month still? I worry that we might burn ourselves out if we go for every single week?

    #13263

    Anonymous

    One a month sounds good particularly to begin with.  It would give time in between to build momentum and encourage engagement from a variety of sectors/contributors.   No reason why we couldn’t also do the odd quick fire chat in between if someone had a burning issue they wished to discuss?

    #13265

    Anonymous

    One a month till the New Year with some quick fire chat in between sounds good to me.

    #13267

    Hi all,

    Athole thanks for invite to join.

    One focus per month sounds great. Like the idea of account holder curating through @scotedchat account. Looking forward to keeping up and contributing.

    Ross (Children’s Parliament Comms)

    #13268

    Anonymous

    Welcome Ross. Great to have your contributions and experience. Was singing the Children’s Parliament’s praises yesterday to an HT who had not heard of you!

    #13272

    Gary Walsh
    Participant

    Hey all – this all sounds great! Trying to keep an eye on it from Ireland (bad timing for a holiday!) but delighted #scotedchat has become ‘a thing’ in my absence. That’s the whole point after all. Format above looks great.

    I reckon we’ve pretty much done the first ‘slow chat’ – forming #scotedchat – so I’ll try to make some time today to post a blog about it.

    I will happily host a slow chat on ‘whole person education’ when I’m back – do we have any initial dates?

    #13297

    Anonymous

    What about Thursday 5th November?  That would give plenty time to finalise plans and get the word out to encourage participation?  A slow chat on “whole education” would actually be a nice way to start, it is pretty inclusive.

    We could still consider a warm up chat on Thursday 29th – 8.30-9pm? We could either use my warm up suggestion or keep it more simple and use it as a Pop in and say hello e.g:

    Who are you and what do you do?

    What are your main areas of interest?

    How can we encourage participation in #ScotEdChat?

    I would happily host this one via the @ScotEdChat account (is that possible?) and, of course, a slow chat on another date.

    Perhaps, we could go back to the original google doc now?

     

    #13312

    Fearghal
    Keymaster

    That all sounds fab!

    I should point out that there’s a #GTCSpl slow chat on Monday to Thursday next week on literature which we could all join in with also…

    #13356

    Anonymous

    Sounds good Caradh. 5th November. #scotedchat kicks of with a bang on bonfire night!

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