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New Teacher Chat 5th Year Birthday! #ntchat

New Teacher Chat 5th Year Birthday! #ntchat

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For almost 4 years I was the facilitator of our New Teacher Community here at Edutopia.org and really enjoyed that work. As the site evolved, that work ended, but it's great to see that we have a place to connect new and pre-service T's and those that care about them.

Over that time period I have been able to join the blogging team at Edutopia and look forward to producing new posts soon! I also founded a New Teacher Chat on Twitter which occurs every Wednesday at 5PT/8ET as a way to support those new to the professsion. Today is our 5th Year Birthday for the chat and I want to invite you all to attend! 

I'm also hosting a giveaway on Lisadabbs.com as a way to give back to those that join me and I'd love you to enter. (You can read about it here too---see below.)

This week, New Teacher Chat celebrates a 5th Birthday! I want to sayThank You to all our supporters by sharing a fun Giveaway!

To help celebrate this event, I’m sharing with my followers a great Giveaway valued at $35!

Here is what the winner will receive: An Amazon Gift card and a Pre-Order copy of my new book with Corwin Press:

Standing in the Gap:Empowering New Teachers Through Connected Resources. Yay!

Giveaway Guidelines- Please read carefully:

  1. Follow Lisa Dabbs, @teachwithsoul on Twitter!
  2. Post a comment on my site about why you like New Teacher Chat after you complete steps 1 & 2 including your name and Twitter handle (if you’re on twitter) to be entered in the #Giveaway.
  3. Participants must live within the Continental U.S.

All entries must be completed by Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT. Winner will be chosen at random.

Winner will be announced Wednesday May 13 on Twitter with the #ntchat hashtag after the chat  and on the New Teacher Chat Facebook page!

Get ready for a great chat Wednesday, May 6, 2015, where my Co-Mods, Dean Mantz @dmantz7, Derek Keenan @MrDKeenan,  @mistynorman12 Misty Norman-Higgins  and I will share the topic of  how to support a new and pre-service teacher to develop a PLN (Personal Learning Network).

In the meantime, if you are new to the chat, you can read about New Teacher Chat and the hashtag #ntchat, that I founded here.

Hope to see you at New Teacher Chat!


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