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Friday, March 11 • 10:40am - 11:25am
Using Social Media to Build a Collaborative School Culture

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All too often teachers from across campus, or even across the hall, don’t know about the innovative teaching and learning happening nearby. Spreading this knowledge throughout campus and beyond is the first step in helping teachers learn from one another. The more you share and celebrate small moments from classrooms you visit, the more you begin to build a collaborative culture throughout the school. When teachers see that you’re excited about what is happening in their classroom, they will invite you in more often. And, when teachers see what you’ve shared from their colleague’s classes, they are more likely to reach out and learn from one another.

In this session, you’ll learn how to share these moments instantly -- with photos, graphics, or quotes -- on social media platforms and through existing methods of school communication. You’ll also see how administrators have successfully used blogs, podcasts, and online newsletters when specific teaching and learning moments deserve more attention. Most importantly, we’ll focus on how sharing will lead to a shift in school culture that encourages the spread of innovative teaching practices.

Presentation Materials: http://bit.ly/lfl16

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Julie Cremin

Digital Learning Specialist, St. Johns Prep
In addition to her role as a Digital Learning Specialist at St. Johns Prep, Julie is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Google Certified Educator, and a FlipGrid Certified Educator. She is passionate about developing students to be active life-long learners who can leverage technology... Read More →
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Kerry Gallagher

Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning, St. John's Prep, Danvers, MA
Kerry Gallagher is Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts. She’s also Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely.org – internet safety non-profit in Palo Alto, California – a FutureReady Instructional Coach, ASCD Emerging... Read More →

Friday March 11, 2016 10:40am - 11:25am EST