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EdWeek Webinar on eFACE


Education Week webinar on Connecting Parents and Schools Via Social Media Initiatives. 2-28-13

Education Week webinar on Connecting Parents and Schools Via Social Media Initiatives. 2-28-13

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  • 1. Electronic Family And Community Engagement Strategies (eFACE) @Joe_MazzaLead Learner @KnappElementary in Lansdale, Pennsylvania@PennGSE doctoral student studying home-schoolpartnerships 2.0Co-Host of (Parent-Teacher) #PTchat Wednesdays 9EDT/6PSTNational IEL Consultant on Metlife Project’s Building TeacherCapacity for Family EngagementActive blogger at eFACE Today, Edutopia, Connected Principals,Smartblogs for Education, EdTech Digest
  • 2. Using tech tools to build a connected learning community.Community is notone size fits all.@KnappElementary•Students: 600, K-6•Home languages: 22•IEPs: 93•Free/reduced lunch:41%•Many “differences”to consider
  • 3. #MysterySkype @CoachYetter 5th grade class in Iowa @MrYettersClass Supporting Post: MysterySkype a product of Teacher-led PD
  • 4. Investment in face to face two-way communication - Afoundation or home button for home-school partnerships Supporting Post: Your Leadership Home Button
  • 5. Dr. Joyce Epstein Dr. Karen Mapp Dr. Anne Henderson Dr. Steve Constantino FACEFamily And Community Engagement Many years of action research
  • 6. Epstein’s 6 Types ofInvolvement Image credit:
  • 7. Dr. Joyce Epstein Dr. Karen Mapp Dr. Anne Henderson Dr. Steve Constantino eFACE ElectronicFamily And Community Engagement Supporting Post: The Case for eFACE
  • 8. anymeeting.comSupporting Post: Home & School 2.0 Meetings
  • 9. “Meet Families Where They Are” Supporting Post: “Connecting” Cultures
  • 10. Supporting Post: Planning Your Twitter 101
  • 11. Supporting Post: 5 Ways Twitter Strengthens a School’s Learning Community
  • 12. “@KnappElementary: @MissMorrison’s students read their newly published eBooks to 2nd grade buddies today & will share them with their family tonight!” Tell me about this book you published. dinner tableSupporting Post: 5 Ways Being a Connected Principal Benefits My Students
  • 13. Supporting Post: Archives of the last 70 Parent-Teacher Chats on Twitter
  • 14. eFACE efforts grown over time Google Voice/Text line Knapp Facebook ? Mobile App Text Alerts Remind 101 - Text Alerts Timekiwi PollEverywhere Twitter Home & School 2.0 Family Engagement Wiki Email Distribution List Face to Face 2-Way Communications
  • 15. Next steps in“meeting families where they are”• School Digital Family Summit• Student Voice - KnappRadio Show• #PTchat during Home & School Mtg• School hashtag (i.e. @TMSHawkChat)• Skype P-T Conference Options• Continuous solicitation from “our” families• Parent leadership, efficacy building Supporting Post: Connected Educators, Connected Families
  • 16. (12-13 family/staff bumper sticker)Knapp’s Family Engagement Wiki with access to mobile app, eBucketFiller, Clubs, KnappTV, eVolunteer, Newsletter eBooks and more.
  • 17. Do you offer a comprehensive family and community engagement approach? Contacting Joe Twitter: @Joe_Mazza Web: