The first ever scenario-based #PTchat occurred at ESMS on April 16th. Joe Mazza was our featured guest. Based out of Philadelphia, Joe is a recognized leader in the area of parent and school engagement. Joe graciously presented to a group that included educators from several area school districts including North Kansas City, Liberty, Lee's Summit, and Excelsior Springs. In addition to Mr. Mazza, there was a panel of crowd-sourced experts who volunteered to answer questions about school-community relations.
Our "Take Aways"
Cultivates School Pride and Being a Witness to the Good
Increases Access and Communication
Allows Two-Way Communication and Collaboration
Increases Opportunity for Student Voice
Meets Stakeholders Where They Are
One big take-away from last nightâs #PTchat was meeting your stakeholders where they gather. In the case of our Excelsior Springs Middle School students itâs on Instagram.
This will be a resource built by the staff for the staff to encourage integration of 21st century skills into every student's learning.