Welcome to the
Oomroom Teachers of Ukrainian Community of Practice (CoP)
Closed Facebook Group!
- Looking for professional support for student learning? Virtual communities and social networks can be a welcome lifeline! Come join the Oomroom Teachers of Ukrainian CoP Closed Facebook Group and find out!
What IS a Facebook Group?
- Facebook Groups make it easy for members to communicate, share and even collaborate on a topic or idea using Web-based social networking.
- The group is a safe, secure, accessible online place to learn about new ideas, ask questions, solve problems, and continue learning in a community of like-minded people.
- Online discussion: talk to group members in real time or catch up with the conversation later, at your convenience.
How do I post content to the group?
- If you don’t currently have a Facebook account, make sure to set one up first (https://www.facebook.com/)
- Use the share menu to post useful updates, events, links, photos, videos, audio, or even documents.
- Set up joint activities (interest-based sub-groups) by creating a connected page.
- Take advantage of communication beyond the group by adding your email, blog or website to your visible personal information (optional)
How do I join the Oomroom CoP Group? It’s easy!
2 . To join this Oomroom closed Facebook group, click this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/211691996088158/
- (Since groups require admin approval for individuals to join, you may have to wait a few hours for confirmation of your request. But it’s definitely worth the wait!
Oomroom Ukrainian Teachers’ Twitter PLN (Chat Group)!
- Twitter is an online social networking service where people communicate in short messages called tweets. Another description of Twitter and tweeting is microblogging.
- Twitter is reader-friendly: every entry is limited to 140 characters or less.
- Twitter provides a 24/7 stream of quick updates from around the globe. It empowers people to become more expert through interaction.
- Twitter allows you to tweet, retweet, follow, add a topic hashtag (“#”), & search people and topics.
How can Twitter help teachers of Ukrainian?
- Find and share resources: Chances are that another teacher will have created something helpful or may be using strategies you’ve never thought of.
- Learn about educational research: There are some useful studies being carried out in education, and they are easily accessed in Twitter groups.
- Get a fresh perspective: Teachers of all ages, levels of experience, and geographical distribution can come together to make observations about their profession, their subject areas, and their learners.
- Embrace new ideas: Feel empowered to let go of prescriptive teaching methods and habits, and to adopt unique and innovative approaches modelled by your colleagues. Problem-solve, and refine your craft as an educator, together.
- Change the conversation: With marking, meetings, parents’ evenings, administrative tasks, and testing, teachers aren’t left with much time to discuss practices with their peers. But everyone would love to talk about what works, and what doesn’t. On Twitter, you can quickly get an outside view, away from the day-to-day conversations of your own school/program.
- Begin by creating a profile: Go to http://twitter.com and find the sign-up box or go directly to https://twitter.com/signup.
- Join the Oomroom Ukrainian Teachers’ Twitter PLN here: https://twitter.com/OomroomPLN
FYI: the chat moderator normally starts off the chat by posting a question or issue and identifies it with a hashtag (#) which everyone in the chat is invited to use to keep the thread going and easy to follow. Members can then create their own hashtags for further discussion, or DIRECT MESSAGE one another, if they prefer. This helps to distribute leadership throughout the group.