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Moving Beyond The Newsletter: Using Technology To Meet Parents Where They Are

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Workshop for the 2013 BCCPAC Fall Conference that focused on using technology to enhance school's relationships with their families. Purpose of parent communication is explored as well as examples of tools are shown.

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Moving Beyond The Newsletter: Using Technology To Meet Parents Where They Are

  1. 1. Moving Beyond the Newsletter How Schools Are Using Technology to Meet Parents Where They Are cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Judy Baxter: http://flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2050429545/ Chris Wejr with Stephanie Longstaff @chriswejr www.chriswejr.com
  2. 2. About Me
  3. 3. Parent Communication: How Far Have We Come? cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Danie van der Merwe: http://flickr.com/photos/dvdmerwe/3578197785/
  4. 4. cc licensed ( BY ND ) flickr photo by Eric: http://flickr.com/photos/emagic/56206868/
  5. 5. Inform cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by Anthony Crider: http://flickr.com/photos/acrider/2821469623/
  6. 6. Share
  7. 7. Foster Relationships cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo by Nomadic Lass: http://flickr.com/photos/nomadic_lass/5416543588/
  8. 8. Build Trust
  9. 9. cc licensed flickr photo by gibsonsgolfer: http://flic.kr/p/9xgxFb Build Community
  10. 10. Engage cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Mila Araujo @Milaspage: http://flickr.com/photos/milaflickr/9212731125/
  11. 11. Purpose of Parent Communication
  12. 12. cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by Jeremy Keith: http://flickr.com/photos/adactio/6153558098/ How can we use tech to enhance communication?
  13. 13. Use Technology to meet parents where they are.
  14. 14. Connect, Create an Online School Community
  15. 15. Our School Blog
  16. 16. Classroom Blogs
  17. 17. Image from www.lifehack.org
  18. 18. Free Text Messaging to Families
  19. 19. PP
  20. 20. Connecting Students & Families
  21. 21. You can work hard to run all these events to get parents into the school… but the most important thing is how they are treated when they are there. School Parent Kent
  22. 22. Assessment as a Conversation From: Sue Bannister Queneesh Elementary Courtenay, BC
  23. 23. It is not about technology nor is it about events… it is about how we view parent engagement in our schools. cc licensed flickr photo by Dominic's pics: http://flickr.com/photos/dominicspics/4626456660/
  24. 24. Share the School’s Stories
  25. 25. Move from… “what did you do at school today?” To… “tell me more about…” Move beyond the newsletter cc licensed ( BY ND ) flickr photo by TMAB2003: http://flickr.com/photos/tmab2003/3773276027/
  26. 26. What is one thing you can DO to enhance parent communication at your schools?
  27. 27. Q&A Ideas? Questions?
  28. 28. Connect With Me www.chriswejr.com About.me/ChrisWejr @chriswejr Facebook.com/chriswejr chriswejr@gmail.com

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