Tonight Excelsior Springs Middle School will be hosting the first “scenario-based #ptchat” LIVE from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM! Parent Teacher Chat (#PTchat) is a social media professional development conversation that enables parents, family engagement practitioners, teachers and others to develop new and innovative approaches to partnerships. It happens on Twitter every Wednesday at 8:00-9:00 pm. PTChat is beginning a new series of scenario-based chats to crowdsource answers to difficult questions regarding engaging families and communities that schools face today. This Wednesday's chat will kick off this series.
People from around the country will be joining us face-to-face and virtually through Twitter and Google Hangout. Excelsior Springs School District has made it a priority to build connected educators over the last few years and strengthen channels of communication from the district/buildings to families. Now we are looking for innovative ideas to build stronger two-way home-school connections and create connected classrooms/students.
Joe Mazza and Laura Gilchrist have organized an amazing group of educators to crowdsource answers to questions we will be presenting. We’ll be discussing how schools/districts can leverage hashtags to create connected & transparent learning communities. Special guests panelist will include Patrick Larkin, Joe Sanfelippo, Jimmy Casas, Carrie Jackson, Kyle Pace, Jeff Zoul, Tom Murray, Chip Dumais and others will share their experience in leveraging hashtags for teaching, learning & leadership.
Join us in person and learn from the experts. Joe will be speaking at 7:00 on Home & School 2.0. This portion of the event is free and open to anyone. #PTChat will be held following at 8:00.
Another option is to join us virtually by watching the Google Hangout streamed live starting at 8:00 pm and/or participating in the #ptchat via Twitter. Do you need more information on participating in a Twitter chat? Check out Chris Hubbuch’s blogpost on Twitter chats.
This will be a resource built by the staff for the staff to encourage integration of 21st century skills into every student's learning.