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You will learn how the digital age has changed communication etiquette and help students acquire the skills needed for social media and the situations that it presents.


This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Teachers and tutors of all levels who communicate digitally (text, email, Facebook, etc.)

In these webinars, you will gain professional communication skills for social media and networking and learn how to recognize and handle negative situations when using email, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, texting, online learning, and mobile devices.

Session 1: The first session discusses the different types of social media and the best practices for communication etiquette in a variety of settings. You will perform activities to acquire knowledge about technical etiquette and get lesson ideas. A homework project will be assigned.

Session 2: You will share your project, and it will be reviewed by other participants. We will also address the future of etiquette in technology. 

This workshop is 3 professional development hours:

  • 2 webinars: 1 hour each
  • Online discussion: 1 hour

In addition to the 3 hours of activities above, you will also be required to draft and, if possible, implement an activity with your students.

CCR Anchor Standards addressed:

  • Writing Anchor 6: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
  • Speaking and Listening Anchor 2: Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
  • Speaking and Listening Anchor 5: Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations. 
Learning Objectives: 

Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Explain at least three ways in which technology has changed communication
  • Define techiquette terms used in Session 1
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of etiquette in four popular social media settings
  • Describe the do's and don'ts of communicating in the four social media settings
  • Draft an activity addressing one etiquette issue for use with students
  • Discuss six future ways etiquette will be used in technology
  • An understanding of distance learning environments (Blackboard)
  • Webinar capactiy
01/05/2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
01/12/2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
PD Center: 
Topic Area: 
ABE/Adult Education
Distance Learning
Education and Career Planning
ESOL/English Language Learner
Technology Support
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