NCPA #edtech Briefing: October 15, 2020


Todays Topics:

  1.  Ben Detweiler shares how he is building a strong co-teaching relationship by providing detailed instructions, WeChat messages, using verbal cues, and daily morning and afternoon debriefings.
  2. Pat Hughes shares how Twitter has been a valuable resource in growing his #PLN and refining his practice.

If you are new to Twitter here are a few resources to get you started:

List of education #’s 

List of international school #’s 

Our school hashtag:  #pulauproud



I find that at least half of the value of attending conferences is in the connections and conversations you have with other attendees. By that standard, #PubPDAsia is some of the best value for money there is.

#PubPDAsia is a hybrid on-site/online meetup of educators across Asia, held in pubs in major cities. It begins at 6pm China time, when a facilitator begins posting a series of questions on Twitter. Participants discuss in person for a few minutes and then post their responses on Twitter. The latter is not required, but this is a great entry into social networking for professional reasons! You meet old and new friends and colleagues, explore the city you’re in, and come back with ideas and resources to draw upon in the future.

The Canadian International School of Guangzhou will host the southern Guangzhou branch of #PubPDAsia on Tuesday, November 27 at Mellow (formerly the Brew) in Panyu (TBD; likely either the Strand’s new branch or Whispers). NCPA will organize a bus to take you to and from the event if you’re interested; RSVP here. We’ll depart at 4:30pm from school and return at 7:30pm. The event itself lasts from 6-7pm.


Virtual thank-you board: the NCPA hashtags

We’re doing a lot of good things here at NCPA, and one of the ways some teachers and staff have been showing appreciation is by sharing moments on social media when they’re proud of their colleagues​. On Twitter, we’re doing this using the hashtags #pulaoproud and #我们NCPA. You’ll also notice the Twitter feed of #我们NCPA on the staff portal page. In addition to a pat on the back for your colleagues, sharing on social media also gives prospective teachers a day-to-day look at our school – and this means you have control over how our future colleagues see the school!

If you’d like to learn more, visit any teacher you see posting in our Twitter feed.