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Social Media and Cell Phones – Today’s Tools to Connect with Families This Summer

Thursday, June 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

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Presented by Lisa Nielsen, Director of Digital Engagement & Professional Learning, NYCDOE Division of Instructional and Information Technology
Hosted by Common Sense Education


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How can you stay connected with parents and students over the summer? In this webinar, Lisa Nielsen shared practical step-by-step advice on how to leverage social media in a responsible way. She demonstrated best practices for using these social media platforms to help eliminate the summer educational disconnect:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • And other platforms!

Learn how to use today’s tools to connect with families this summer. This webinar is designed for K-12 educators.


lisa NielsonLisa Nielsen is The Innovative Educator. She found school boring and irrelevant. That ticked her off so she became a public school educator who works to help change that for others.

Lisa began her career in the 90’s as a librarian, which was a perfect fit, enabling her to create a vibrant oasis in Harlem where students could find their passions with support from the community. Since then she has served as a literacy coach, ed-tech professional development manager and technology innovation manager. Today Lisa is the Director of Digital Engagement & Professional Learning at the NYCDOE Division of Instructional and Information Technology.

Lisa writes for and speaks to audiences across the globe about the future of education but she is best known for her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator. Her writing and work are also featured in places such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, T.H.E. Journal, Tech & Learning, Smartblogs, ISTE Connects, Huffington Post, MindShift, Leading & Learning, and she is the author the book Teaching Generation Text. Follow Lisa on Twitter @InnovativeEdu.




common sense education Common Sense Education provides teachers and schools with free research-based classroom tools to help students harness technology for learning and life. Our K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum and interactive games teach students how to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions in the digital world. And our revolutionary educational rating system, Common Sense Graphite, helps educators discover, use, and share high-quality digital products that propel student learning.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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