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Evolving K-12 Communications: Three-Year Analysis and Tips

Thursday September 6, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Evolving K-12 Communications

Presented by Julie A. Evans, Ed.D., CEO, Project Tomorrow
Sponsored by Blackboard

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From sharing good news to managing information in a crisis, the day-to-day work of the district communications professional is often a good reflection of the pulse of their school district and community. Empowered by a variety of digital and social media tools, the roles and responsibilities of these PR pros are evolving to meet the dynamic needs of both their internal and external audiences.

In this edWebinar, Dr. Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, shares the results of a new three-year analysis of the changing environment and expectations for communications in education using authentic feedback from over 720 district information directors nationwide collected via the annual Speak Up Research Project. Included in the discussion will be the new (and maybe surprising) demands of parents for school and district information as well. Watch for an exploration of evolving K-12 communications plus tips to use this year based on the latest research!

All K-12 school and district personnel involved with school-to-home as well as school-to-community communications management will benefit from watching this recorded edWebinar.

About the Presenter
Dr. Julie Evans is the CEO of Project Tomorrow, an internationally recognized education nonprofit organization that focuses on improving learning opportunities for students through the effective use of STEAM resources. Dr. Evans has been CEO of this organization since 1999 and during that tenure has created several innovative initiatives to impact education including the heralded Speak Up Research Project which annually collects and reports on the authentic views of over 400,000 K-12 students, parents and educators on education issues. She is a graduate of Brown University and earned her doctorate in educational leadership from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Evans serves on several boards and advisory councils including the Project Tomorrow Board of Directors, the Future of Education Technology Conference Advisory Board, the National Advisory Council for Cybersecurity, the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training Board, the Reaching At-Promise Students Association (RAPSA) Advisory Board and THE Journal Editorial Board. Dr. Evans is a frequent speaker and writer on K-12 and higher education issues around digital learning. In November 2015, she was named one of the Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers nationwide by the Center for Digital Education.

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