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Social media presents a world of opportunity for students and educators to connect, share, and grow. But it also presents some pretty big challenges. To become responsible and fluent users of this technology, students need real-world opportunities to practice. In this edWebinar, Heather Callihan of Northwest Public Schools in Nebraska will show you how.
At Grand Island Northwest High School, Heather and her colleagues have built a team of student interns who put their social media skills to use by telling the school’s story and engaging the community. This program builds trust between teachers and students, models digital leadership, and provides cross-curricular learning opportunities. Watch Heather’s presentation to get the full story!
This edWebinar is geared toward grade 6–12 teachers in all subject areas.
About the Presenter
Heather Callihan is the technology integration specialist for Northwest Public Schools in Grand Island, Nebraska. She is currently the NETA board president (@YourNETA) and a Common Sense Certified Educator and Ambassador. Heather has a passion for integrating technology in education. She believes learning needs to be visible and students need to master skills involving collaboration, creation, communication, and critical thinking. With seamless integration of technology, students have multiple opportunities to experience this and become well-rounded learners. Heather believes in building and maintaining a positive digital presence, and has a passion for sharing the importance of digital leadership with students and adults. She loves learning and building her professional learning network with others who share this goal and passion.
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