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Why Certify? #NYCSchoolsTechChat Insights

Why Certify? #NYCSchoolsTechChat Insights

This week we had another successful #NYCSchoolsTechChat hosted by +Eileen Lennon.who led a discussion of 79 Tweeps who left more than 1.7 million impressions on those who were following the conversation. You can check out the stats at the end of this post for stat details and read this tip to the success that makes her Twitter chats so wildly popular.

The chat was comprised of educators who have provided and pursued certifications in educational technology and digital citizenship. If you missed the chat, no need for despair. You can read the recap below to learn what teachers had to say about why they pursue such certifications and how such certifications have benefited their careers. Even though the chat is over, you can still jump in and reply to a Tweet or answer a question to share your ideas using #NYCSchoolsTechChat.

Lisa Nielsen writes for and speaks to audiences across the globe about learning innovatively and is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on “Passion (not data) Driven Learning,” "Thinking Outside the Ban" to harness the power of technology for learning, and using the power of social media to provide a voice to educators and students. Ms. Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various capacities to support learning in real and innovative ways that will prepare students for success. In addition to her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator, Ms. Nielsen’s writing is featured in places such as Huffington Post, Tech & Learning, ISTE Connects, ASCD Wholechild, MindShift, Leading & Learning, The Unplugged Mom, and is the author the book Teaching Generation Text.

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