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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
Julie is a Digital Learning Specialist at St. John's Prep, a1:1 iPad school serving 1500 students in grade 6-12. She previously taught middle and high school history for 7 years, served as the Director of Curriculum for Amplify Learning, and was a curriculum writer and trainer for Teachers' Curriculum Institute. She has 13 years of professional development training experience, having worked directly with teachers across the country, as well as... Read More →
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Kerry Gallagher

Digital Learning Specialist, St. John's Prep
Kerry Gallagher is a Digital Learning Specialist at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts and Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely.org in Palo Alto, California. Prior to taking on a full-time instructional technology role, Kerry taught middle and high school history in Bring Your Own Device public schools for 13 years. She was best known for her paperless collaborative classroom model and has helped schools create student-driven... Read More →

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

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