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Friday, March 11 • 2:40pm - 3:25pm
Utilizing Social Media Tools to Enhance Instruction and Publicity

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In our presentation, we will share how we have used social media tools to enhance teaching and learning in our school community, specifically blogging, Facebook and Twitter.

In the past few years, we've seen our social media footprint grow tenfold. Using various tools, we've seen our principals and administrators put the Wakefield Public Schools on the social media map. We have work to do, but are excited about the prospect of incorporating more and more tools to connect with our community.

You'll hear two perspectives: Principal Rich Metropolis will share how he is using social media tools to connect with district stakeholders and share instructional successes, teacher Chris Gosselin will share how he is utilizing various social media tools to connect with his students in and out of the classroom (Twitter, Google Hangouts, blogging.)

This year, we are continuing to expand out footprint in the social media landscape, and look forward to sharing the work we are doing with DESE to bring "Distance Learning Days" to Wakefield in an effort to eliminate making up time at the end of the year due to snow days.

Our workshop will be part "how-to", part sharing and part collaboration. We want to provide a forum for discussion in order to share best practices, new tools and ideas on how to structure roles and responsibilities in-district in regards to the administration of various communication tools.

We'll ask the question: how can social media and social networking cause learning and implement change in a school community? Join us for the discussion!

Co-Presenter: Rich Metropolis, Principal of Wakefield Memorial High School

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Chris Gosselin

Digital Learning/Media Specialist, Wakefield Public Schools
Chris is the Digital Learning/Media Specialist for the Dolbeare and Walton Elementary schools in Wakefield, MA. Chris received his B.A. in English Literature from Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, VT and his M.A. in Teaching from Simmons College. Chris is an active member of the Wakefield Public Schools digital learning team, and collaborates regularly with colleagues to enhance student learning using technology. Before taking on the role... Read More →

Friday March 11, 2016 2:40pm - 3:25pm

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