On Thursday 15 October, education-lovers across Europe are invited to come together on Twitter to participate in #EducationDay; the first European Twitter initiative that aims to unite the entire educational community in a global conversation that celebrates learning and highlights how to use Twitter to research, get inspired and inform.
Here at TES Global, we will be be embracing it fully, with a programme of events across the day showcasing our brands and the experts that we’re lucky enough to working for (and with) us.
On @tes, the team will be sharing some of their best ed-tech and social media-related stories throughout the course of the day, as well as asking for tips for teachers who are new to Twitter.
In addition to this, they will also be hosting a series of three webchats. At 3:30pm, Lord Jim Knight will be doing a Periscoped Q&A on Ed-Tech for both TES and THE. This is going to be the first time we use Periscope as a business, so it’s going to be an interesting opportunity to try out a new social media platform which is growing in popularity globally.
At 5pm TES Editor and Digital Publishing Director Ann Mroz will be hosting a twitter chat on encouraging more girls and women into leadership roles. It’s a topic which Ann is incredibly passionate about, so be sure to tune into the @tes account for that
Closely following that at 5:30pm, Government Behaviour Tsar and TES Columnist Tom Bennett will be hosting a behaviour webchat on Periscope, offering teachers advice on all things behaviour-related.
Not to be outdone, The THE also have a full programme of events!
@timeshighered will be tweeting positive news and features throughout the day using the #EducationDay hashtag, including articles on student innovations, and a blog by Chris Parr that will pick out HE-relevant tweets of the day.
@THEworldUniRank will also be getting involved, using the #EducationDay hashtag with tweets drawing attention to recent rankings results. In addition to this, @Phil_Baty has agreed to do rankings Q&A from 3pm-3:30pm on his personal account.
And finally, @THEuniadvice will be running a University Advice Clinic “live” Q&A between 4 - 4:30pm
From a @tesresources perspective, as well as sharing the best topical collections and resource blogs we have to offer, we will also be using this as an opportunity to promote our latest partnership, the Huge History Lesson, with The British Museum and the Arts Council, as well as a special offer for the first 100 teachers to send us a link to their TES profile.
In addition to this, we’ll also be using this as an opportunity to find new potential authors for the site by promoting our ‘One Million Reasons to Sell’ campaign.
It’s going to be a very busy day on Twitter for us, and we’re really looking forward to speaking to as many teachers, new and old, as we possibly can.
We hope that you can join us.