OK2Ask Twitter Chats

Named one of the "44 education Twitter chats worth your time."

Are you looking for an engaging, conversation-driven professional learning opportunity? Participate in one of our bimonthly #OK2Ask Twitter chats!

Follow @SFLOK2Ask and tweet with us the first and third Thursday each month at 8 PM ET using #OK2Ask and #TeachersFirst. Discover new perspectives, resources, and strategies related to timely education topics and connect with other educators during our educational Twitter chats!

Why Twitter Chats?

#OK2Ask Twitter chats are informative, relaxed, first-timer-friendly professional learning events that provide a comfortable way to meet new people with similar interests while adding to your teaching toolbox.

Our Twitter chats are a great way for educators and pre-service teachers to:

  • Exchange ideas, strategies, resources, and best practices with other educators.
  • Learn about hot topics with perspectives from expert moderators.
  • Share what you know with other educators.
  • Grow your personal learning network.

How to Participate

You can participate in #OK2Ask Twitter chats by tweeting responses to moderator questions and other participants' perspectives using #OK2Ask and #TeachersFirst, following chatters whose ideas resonate with you, or reading and favoriting tweets with resources you want to reference later. Our chats are first-timer-friendly to make participating worry-free—the more you share, the more you'll get out of the event!

Getting started is easy:

  1. Follow us on Twitter: @SFLOK2Ask.
  2. Log in on mobile or your desktop at the chat time and visit our page to see the first question.
  3. Tweet your response using #OK2Ask #TeachersFirst.

Click here to learn more about the question and answer formats and what to expect, or click here to access our Twitter chat archive to catch up on past chats!

Upcoming Schedule

TeachersFirst hosts bi-monthly Twitter chats on @SFLOK2Ask using #OK2Ask and #TeachersFirst. Whether you are a new, seasoned, or veteran educator and/or Twitter user, these upcoming sessions are for you!

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August 19 • 8PM ET: Back-to-School Planning and Preparation

  • Explore strategies and resources for planning and preparation.
  • Collaborate on ideas for overcoming challenges in the classroom.
  • Share resources for professional learning and development.

September 2 • 8PM ET: Creating a Community of Learners

  • Discuss the components of building a classroom community.
  • Share strategies and resources to foster an inclusive classroom community.
  • Explore ways to build connections in the classroom despite our differences.

September 16 • 8PM ET: Digging into Digital Literacy

  • Share strategies to evaluate sources for reliability and bias.
  • Discuss the use of digital tools and resources for safe digital communication practices.
  • Explore critical thinking approaches to empower students to embrace digital literacy.

October 7 • 8PM ET: Social Media Literacy

  • Identify the main purpose and objectives of media literacy.
  • Discuss the impact of social media on media literacy skills.
  • Explore social media literacy strategies and resources.

October 21 • 8PM ET: Level Up Learning with Gamification

  • Define gamification.
  • Explore gamification strategies and resources.
  • Share gamification integration ideas.

November 4 • 8PM ET: Collaborative vs. Cooperative Learning

  • Define and discuss the difference between collaboration and cooperation.
  • Explore collaboration and cooperation tools and resources.
  • Share cooperative and collaborative classroom strategies.

November 18 • 8PM ET: Trust the Process: Computational Thinking

  • Define computational thinking strategies.
  • Explore tools and resources to develop computational thinking.
  • Share computational thinking classroom integration ideas.

December 2 • 8PM ET: The Science of Learning

  • Define and discuss retrieval practices.
  • Explore evidence-based strategies.
  • Share strategies and resources to mix up your teaching practices and engage students.

December 16 • 8PM ET: Technology Integration Frameworks

  • Define and discuss technology integration frameworks.
  • Explore strategies to implement those frameworks in the classroom.
  • Share tech tools and resources that support the use of technology integration frameworks.