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Survey Reveals the Impact of Digital Tools on K-12 Communications
Thursday, September 29, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Presented by Dr. Julie Evans, Chief Executive Officer, Project Tomorrow
Sponsored by Blackboard
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District leaders have always considered effective communications with parents and students to be important. However, administrators today need to go beyond simply providing information about upcoming school events and start using communications tools to engage and empower parents as partners in the education process.
Increasingly, digital tools open up new opportunities for enhancing the effectiveness of school-to-home communications. From mobile apps to Twitter, schools are tapping into a variety of digital communications vehicles to inform, alert and engage parents today.
In this webinar, Dr. Julie Evans shared the results from Project Tomorrow’s first ever Speak Up survey of K-12 communications officers. Findings reveal emerging digital tools, those tools’ perceived value, and their tangible results on engagement. Additional parent research on communication preferences and expectations will also be shared.
Gain new insights into the benefits and challenges of using digital tools for communications and will get exclusive access to a new report on the research findings that can help gain a greater support for digital communications within their district. District Communications and Public Relations Officers, District Administrators, School Site Administrators, and School Board Members will benefit from this webinar on how to improve home-to-school communications.
Dr. Julie Evans is the CEO of Project Tomorrow, an internationally recognized education nonprofit. She is the creator and chief researcher for the organization’s heralded Speak Up Research Project which annually collects and reports on the authentic views of 500,000 K-12 students, parents and educators on education issues. Dr. Evans serves as the chief researcher on the project as well as leading research efforts on the impact of mobile devices, digital content and blended learning models in both K-12 and higher education. 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 and 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. Follow her on Twitter @JulieEvans_PT.
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