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Let’s have a global and multilingual conversation on Twitter to discuss reading fluency, and how Microsoft literacy solutions can help you and your students to achieve more.


We look forward to welcoming you to the #TeamsEduChat TweetMeet on this topic on Tuesday, March 22 at 7am PDT / 10am EDT / 2pm GMT. Add this event to your calendar with our *.ics calendar link.

 

Discussion questions

We’ll discuss five questions. Now is a good time to start preparing your answers:
Q1. How does reading fluency improve academic performance in other subject areas?
Q2. What do you see as the best way to measure reading growth?
Q3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using digital reading tools?
Q4. How can digital reading tools help differentiate and make learning accessible to all students?
Q5. From your experience, what tips and resources improve reading fluency and literacy?

 

What are TweetMeets?

TweetMeets are monthly, global, and multilingual conversations on Twitter around a specific topic relevant for educators. TweetMeets are also slow chats, which means that if our event hours are less convenient for you, you can join the conversation at a later time that suits you best.

 

Important: mark this month’s special event time and date

This month our event time is different because North America has already switched to daylight-saving time, while other parts of the world will switch later this month. Event date has also changed because of the Microsoft E2 event for MIE Experts on March 15 and 16.

The TweetMeet for March takes place Tuesday, March 22 at 7am PDT / 10am EDT / 2pm GMT.
This TweetMeet time zone announcer – updated each month – lets you check event times for your country.

 

When and how can I join?

The main account to follow is @TweetMeet, where we publish tips, challenges, and resources.
At event time, the @TweetMeet account will start publishing the five discussion questions 10 minutes apart. All participants can then respond to these questions from their perspective.
For TweetMeet best practices, check the introductory Sway at TweetMeet Starter Guide, available below:

 

TweetMeets are multilingual

Want to participate in the TweetMeets in your own language? You’re most welcome.
Follow these steps:

  1. On Twitter, use the built-in Translate Tweet feature with any question tweet
  2. Click Retweet and select the Quote Tweet option
  3. Respond in any language

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How to learn more about this month’s TweetMeet topic

We have three tips for you:


Join the reading fluency TweetMeet webinar on Saturday, March 19

This month’s hosts invite you to join their webinar about reading fluency, literacy and the TweetMeets. It takes place on Saturday, March 19 at 10-11am EDT.

 

Mark your calendar with this *.ics calendar link. Alternatively, use the direct meeting-join link at event time.


This webinar will be recorded.

 

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Introducing our hosts

After weeks of preparation for this TweetMeet, this new crew is thrilled to engage with you on their favorite topic of reading fluency and literacy.


Check out their profiles, consider following them, and engage with their tweets through this month’s Twitter List.

Adeeba Waseem (@adiba30) – Supervisor Quality Assurance Grades 3-5 from Sharjah, United Arabic Emirates (UAE).
Passionate and proactive educator, supports tech integration, committed to literacy and learning, helps her team create engaging academic experiences that celebrate student voice and choice.

Allison McGrath (@AllisonMcGrat13) – Technology Innovation Specialist from Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Loves sharing with students and colleagues the knowledge and benefits of using accessibility tools and game-based learning to reach and teach students with varying abilities.

Amber Hinkel (@Hinkels_Hangout) – Digital Innovation Specialist from Naples, Florida, USA.
Loves learning with students and colleagues to integrate technology into the classroom to help students develop 21st-century skills.

Angela Milversted (@AMilversted) – Curriculum / Instruction Coach from Chino, California, USA.
Collaboratively works with elementary classroom teachers to enhance student engagement in meaningful content and rigorous learning.

Jackie Haines (@JackieHaines17) – Second-Grade Teacher from Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA.
Veteran teacher and current instructional-technology graduate student who loves learning along with my students and trying new and innovative instructional practices.

Karyn Fillhart (@filibuster3) – Technology Training Specialist from California, USA.
I love helping others, from learning new things to finding the right tool or feature that meets their needs, both professionally and personally.

McKenzie Smith Gay (@McKenzieSGay) – 3rd-5th-Grade Mild Intellectual Disabilities (MID) Special Education Teacher from Kennesaw, Georgia, USA.
Passionate special educator striving for inclusion, accessibility and advocacy for students with exceptional needs in academia and beyond.

Nelann Taylor (@ladylanguage411) – Spanish and Web Design Teacher from Louisiana, USA.
Lover of languages and books. Technology is a cool way to show and share my creative side with lead learners everywhere!;)

Rosalyn Washington (@ApsitRosalyn) – Literacy Digital Learning Specialist from Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Committed to diverse equitable, and inclusive literacy experiences for teachers and children which develop lifelong creators, critical thinkers and readers.

Rosslyn Lee (@RosJLee) – Digital Development Officer from North Ayrshire, Scotland, UK.
Passionate about leveraging digital technology to support all learners develop future skills and achieve their best.

Samar Segar El Neel (@Neel_Samar) – Teacher of English from Alexandria, Egypt.
I dream of seeing my students produce creative ideas and use technology to communicate and collaborate easily.

Seth Fewell (@sethfewell) – Educational Technology Specialist from Houston, Texas, USA.
Passionate about leveraging digital technology to support all learners develop future skills and achieve their best.

 

Arabic language track this month

Thanks to our Arabic-speaking host Samar supported by former hosts, we are proud to also offer this month’s TweetMeet discussion questions in Arabic at hashtag #TweetMeetAR.

 

Show you're a TweetMeet Friend

Want to announce the TweetMeet from your Twitter account and other social media? Use our PowerPoint templates to create custom Friend banners, Friend cards and ‘Join us’ patches for your header photos.


We also offer ready-made promotion images.


Access the entire Templates and Images collection for TweetMeet Friends.

 

Here’s an example of a TweetMeet Friend Card, by Team TweetMeet lead Marjolein Hoekstra:

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