NEXT SHOW: Parents as Partners' Smackdown! Tools & Resources for Family Engagement
Monday, December 10 7:00pm Eastern, 4:00pm Pacific (this is the NEW date)
What tools and resources help you with home-school communication, problem-solving, and planning and executing family engagement programs? What saves you time or provides valuable food for thought? Don't keep it to yourself! Let's benefit from others' success stories - please join and share yours!
Please sign up NOW to share the tool or resources you love. Each person will have 5 minutes to share.
Not sure what to share? Hope these will spur your thinking:
Participant Link to access BlackBoard Collaborate for the show: http://tinyurl.com/ETTpasp
**If you haven't used BlackBoard Collaborate before, I advise following the link 10 minutes before the show to get set up.
Previous SHOW: A Conversation with Aaron Puley
Monday, June 11 9:00pm Eastern, 6:00pm Pacific
Aaron Puley is a K-12 educator and Parent / Student Engagement Consultant with a 21st Century Fluencies Lens for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) and Secondary (9-12) Teacher (Certified by the Ontario College of Teachers). As a consultant, he works with students, teachers, and parents, building capacity for the improvement of student engagement and achievement by embedding technology into daily teaching and learning to ensure that education is a relevant, collaborative, interactive, and responsive experience for students.
Previous SHOW: A Conversation with Steve Constantino
Monday, May 14 9:00pm Eastern, 6:00pm Pacific
Steve Constantino is an author, speaker, and thought leader in the field of family engagement as well as the superintendent of the Williamsburg-James City County School District in Williamsburg, Virginia. He is the author of a soon-to-be-released book, The New Standards for Global Family Engagement. His previous books include 101 Ways to Create Real Family Engagement (2008) and Engaging All Families: Creating a Positive School Culture by Putting Research into Practice (2003).
Previous SHOW: School-home Communication and ParentSquare, an online communication system for schools and families
Monday, May 7 9:00pm Eastern, 6:00pm Pacific
Tonight's show will discuss purposes, tendencies, and possibilities for home-school communication. We will provide ideas useful to all and a new online tool that can stimulate parent involvement and thinking about meaningful home-school communication, ParentSquare.
***I am a co-host of Parents as Partners, an EdTechTalks web show for educators and parents. I join longtime host, Lorna Costantini, and faithful colleagues Peggy George and Kim Caise in putting on this show that informally engages guests who contribute to our thinking about how families and educators can best work together to help our children succeed in today's world. Information about very recent shows is below. Check out the past episodes- they offer a treasure trove of ideas and insights!