In this edWeb.net New Teacher Help webinar, middle school administrator Shannon Holden introduced the best sources for teaching tips on Twitter.
As a teacher, Todd Nesloney was active on Twitter and as a blogger. Based on his social media presence, which showcased his love of project-based learning, Navasota School District offered him a job as principal at an underperforming fourth- and fifth-grade campus, along with the rare opportunity to transform the school from the ground up.
From text messaging, to social media, to online gaming, Connecting Families encourages and supports rich and relevant community conversations about kids’ digital lives throughout the school year. Connecting Families resources allow you to bring these important conversations to your school, but they take the pressure off of you to be an expert. Common Sense Education has done the research, the prep work, and the field-testing, giving you the best tips and content.
It’s no longer an option for schools or stakeholders to use technology and web tools to stay connected with all that is happening on a day-to-day basis. Discover how to activate stakeholder engagement in the virtual world. See how social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest can help move the conversation forward.
Three proven programs for avoiding summer brain drain and strengthening home-school relationships were shared in this webinar. Learn more about High-Tech Educator Strategies: Using Social Media to Communicate with Families, High-Yield Student Learning Projects: Developing Student Experts on Chosen Topics, and High-Touch Community Strategy: Back to School Community Walk.
Social media is about building relationships. It gives those in the industry a chance to connect and build relationships with others in the industry, educators, and students. It also provides a platform for educators to share with one another and also share with the world the great work of their students!
Historically, collaboration took place when two or more individuals occupied the same space at the same time and exchanged and revised ideas. It has often been said, “In a room full of smart people, the smartest person is the room!” With the technology at hand today, there are no boundaries of time or space with collaboration.
Webinar Presenter, Dr. Joe Mazza, Director of Connected Teaching, Learning & Leadership at North Penn School District in Lansdale, PA, discussed what a director of connected teaching, learning and leadership does, and how he came to be one. He shared the tools that he used to create a connected and transparent learning environment in his district, and also discussed how social media can expand educators PLNs and help them share ideas with dedicated and innovative peers around the world.
The first years of practice for teachers can be filled with great hope and exhilaration, as well as fatigue and anxiety. Without adequate support, new teachers often struggle through their early days, months, and years in the classroom.
In a time when budgets are tight and schedules are even tighter, educators must be creative and agile as we seek ways to connect with families and fortify the essential home-community-school relationship that best supports kids. Schools must differentiate outreach efforts to meet families where they are – in the same way teachers must differentiate for students with diverse needs.