Session Title: What’s the 411? Keeping Your Parents In the Know!
Your Name: Carla M. Jefferson
Work Title: 6th Grade ELA Teacher
School or Organization Name: Spaulding Middle School
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: North America (EST)
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): K-8 Teachers
Short Session Description (one line): This session will provide teachers with various strategies to keep parents engaged.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like): All educators know the importance of parent/teacher relationships. As a teacher in a high poverty area, I find that parents rarely interact with the usual method of communication (newsletters, home phone calls, etc), but they are deeply embroiled in social media and information that they can receive through their cell phones. In this session, teachers will be provided with creative ways to provide parents a close look into the classroom using various tools (RemindHQ, Email, QR Codes) and social media devices (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).
URL to a Slides or a Video Showcasing Your Presentation Skills: http://goo.gl/XBZK4p