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Text, Twitter, Email, Call—What Do Parents Say About School Communications?
Monday September 11, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Dr. Julie Evans, Chief Executive Officer, Project Tomorrow
Sponsored by Blackboard
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Online and mobile tools have changed the way we shop, bank, read and keep in touch with family and friends. The widespread use of social media tools, online resources and mobile devices across our society has also had a significant impact on the expectations of parents for school-to-home communications. Per the latest Speak Up Research Project data, parents today want more information from their children’s teachers and schools, but they also want that information to be timely, targeted, and personalized to their children or their interest areas.
In this edWebinar, Dr. Julie Evans, Chief Executive Officer, Project Tomorrow, shareS the views of 30,000 parents of K-12 students about their expectations for various communications modalities, and the differences in those expectations by community type (urban, rural, suburban), grade level of child (elementary, middle, high school) and other socio-economic profiles including gender, family income and access to technology at home. Dr. Evans also shareS comparative data on the perspectives of school administrators about which types of emerging online tools and solutions are the most effective for school information dissemination and student achievement or progress data.
Gain access to a new report that documents these important findings with suggestions on key questions that every district leader should ask about parents’ communications and engagement this year. District communications and public relations officers, district administrators, and school site administrators will benefit from this recorded edWebinar.
About the Presenter
Dr. Julie Evans is the CEO of Project Tomorrow, an internationally recognized education nonprofit organization. Dr. Evans is the chief researcher on Project Tomorrow’s 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. In addition, she leads several other research efforts on the impact of mobile devices, digital content and blended learning models in both K-12 and higher education.
Dr. Evans is a graduate of Brown University and earned her doctorate in educational leadership from the University of California, San Diego. She 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, Dr. Evans was named one of the Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers nationwide by the Center for Digital Education.
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