Parents as Partners Episode #53 October 15, 2012 Ignite Parents with Tracy Bachellier

Tracy Bachellier a parent in Stratford Ontario shared how the Avon Maitland District School Board worked with their Parent Involvement Committee to engage parents in a with an event called Ignite Parents. Tracy described how the event was created, organized and delivered to an audience made up of parents, teachers, administrators and community members. 

Parents as Partners Episode #52 September 24, 2012 Brainstorming Presenters and show ideas

Monday Night September 24, 2012 was the Opening show for the 2012-2013 season. Show hosts Lorna Costantini and Maria Fisk hosted a brainstorming session to gather ideas for the fall shows. @jeanninestamand @shannoninottawa @pgeorge @rggillespie @/DrThomasHo joined and shared some great ideas. 

They included: 

  • recall guests from the first few webcasts to check on progress and successes.
  • Host a school council meeting to model how to use BlackBoard Collaborate   and other webcasting software 
  • Share tech tools that people are using to connect with parents
  • cyclical issues throughout the school year such as parent-teacher conferences, report cards
  • food/treats/snacks during class parties and how to meet the needs of all student 

They also gave us a list of possible presenters and they will be announced shortly.

Please continue to share ideas for topics or presenters by completing the following form.

Click Read more to find the form and the chat from this episode of Parents as Parnters.

 

Parents as Partners Episode 47 February 20, 2012 Shannon Smith on Building Personal Learning Networks

I was pleased to have Shannon Smith join me on Parents as Partners at Edtechtalk on Monday February 20, 2012 to talk about Building Learning Networks. Shannon created a mini-tutorial on how to use Twitter as a tool and in the show demonstrated how to use Twitter with an emphasis on connecting learning for principals, teachers and parents. You will find a link to the video in the LiveBinder for the show. (Link below) Shannon has highlighted some key points on how to create your Twitter accounts. Special thanks to Aviva Dunsiger for taking the mic and sharing how she uses Twitter with her students and their parents. The following video, LiveBinder and Chat log are good tools to use in your school or parent community to promote using social media tools with parents and teachers. I am still reflecting on the sharing of ideas by participants in the chat room. The issue of fear and negativity was identified as a barrier to using tools like twitter. Please take a look what the participants suggested as solutions and share your thoughts.

The following is a recording of the show. If you don’t see a video here, please refresh your browser.

LiveBinder of the resources for the show. You can find links used by Shannon or shared by participants in the chat. Chat Log .

Click here for the full BlackBoard Collaborate recording

Shannon showed us this great video by Nancy White and Suzy talking about starting with Twitter.

Shannon’s Twitter Tutorial



If you want some motivation to get your school principal, superintendent or Director to use Twitter send them to this video.

Parents as Partners Episode 45 May 2, 2011 Fix the School not the Child with Lisa Nielsen – Innovative Educator

Lisa Nielsen aka the Innovative Educator joined Parents as Partners on Monday May 2, 2011 at 9:00 PM EDY (GMT-4) to talk about her free ebook for parents.

Lisa Nielsen is an educational administrator and permanently certified teacher with more than a decade’s worth of experience working in educational innovation at the city, state, and national level.

Parents as Partners Episode 44 April 4, 2011 Dr. Joyce Epstein National Network of Partnership School

Dr. Joyce Epstein from the National Network of Partnership Schools was the special guest on the Parent as Partners webcast on Monday April 4, 2011 at 9:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

Joyce talked about t the National Network of Partnership Schools and how School Family and Community Partnerships support student success. Dr. Epstein explained how deliberate and measured results can be obtained by developing teams of teachers, parents and community members whose purpose is to support student success.

Jose Rodriguez joined Lorna, Peggy and Kim adding his expertise in streaming the Elluminate session on ustream.

Link to the elluminate recording: https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?psid=2011-04-04.1800.M.E48372280A56C678D78541C932B6B4.vcr&sid=2008350

Chat log

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