#IDedchat Fall Book Study – Lead Beyond Your Title!

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Here is the #IDedchat schedule for our book study of Lead Beyond Your Titleimages.jpeg

  • August 14 – Introduction, Ch 1 and Ch 2
  • August 21 – Chapters 3-5
  • August 28 – Chapters 6-7
  • September 4 – Chapters 8-10
  • September 11 – Chapters 11-13
  • September 18 – Chapters 14-16
  • September 25 – 17-19
  • October 2 – 20-22
  • October 9 – Sailing Beyond Your Title and Wrap Up!

Each discussion will take place during the regularly scheduled #IDedchat time:  8pm MDT.  Please be sure to invite others to join in our learning!


#IDedchat Wondering: What does daring greatly look like as a learner and leader?

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Last week’s #IDedchat included a reflection on our leadership qualities. This quote is one that has inspired many throughout the years. What stands out to you? Do you see yourself in the arena as a learner? How does this look the same or different as a leader? How might we support our students as they dare greatly in their learning?

The Man in the Arena

Challenge: Share this quote with someone and listen to their responses to our first #IDedchat Wondering. How are these responses the same or different from yours? Tweet your discoveries – or comment on this blog post.

Welcome to #IDedchat!!

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Can you believe that #IDedchat just recently had its 7th birthday?!  When #IDedchat first started, it was as a result of encouragement from Nancy Blair @blairteach and Dr. Darin Jolly @drjolly.  It began on the back patio at Janet Avery’s house in Jerome at the end of July 2012 – finding a time and day of the week was a challenge at first.  Then, Simon Miller @leadedtech introduced Janet to a tech coach who was trying to get a Boise area chat up and running. That tech coach was Marita Diffenbaugh @mdiffenbaugh.  

The purpose of #IDedchat is to provide a platform where Idaho Educators (and anyone else who wants to join the conversation) can come together to learn from and with each other.  We come together to confirm and to challenge. When we come into this space, we introduce ourselves and what our “role” in education is; however, when we are in this space – we are learners, not titles.

We love that other educators from outside Idaho join us each week – it adds perspective to our conversation and theirs.  We have always dreamed of expanding the learning experience. The first way that happened was through the founding of Edcamp Idaho!  That first edcamp was planned all through Twitter and Hangouts! The first time we were all together was when we were setting up the evening before!  What an experience that was – face to face participant-led discussions – and we just had our 6th Edcamp in June!

This blog is our next step in broadening the learning impact of our #IDedchat PLN.  Our hope is that after chats each week, we (Janet, Marita, both) will expand on a “gem” from our chat and include resources.  OR we will reach out to one of you. Ours will be called “wonderings.” Guest posts will have a different title. We are so excited to begin the next phase of this journey with all of you!