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Friday, March 11 • 2:40pm - 3:25pm
Hijack A Hashtag: Harness the Power of Twitter for Your District

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Twitter Executives reported in 2014 that over 4 million Tweets per day surround education topics. Teachers worldwide are using Twitter for professional development, lesson planning, collaborative networking and student engagement.

Getting an entire district on-board using Twitter takes encouragement, support and enthusiasm. Come learn how we "hijack" the Mashpee hashtag to share the hard work going on in our schools. Strategies to engage even the most reluctant Tweeters will be shared as you navigate the public realm in a new way. In this session, participants will be given strategies and resources to support the benefits of social media throughout a district. Through the use of tutorials, examples, games, contests and events, district employees can learn about the value of Twitter all while sharing the positive learning experiences going on in classrooms district-wide.

Utilizing a district hashtag allows an entire community to become involved and engaged with what is happening in schools. Session attendees will come away with many ideas for increasing online engagement through the use of Twitter and other social media outlets. Online resources, checklists, tutorials and interactive activities will be shared so attendees can begin building online communities of their own.

If the story of education in your district is going to be told online, doesn’t it make sense that it is told by those deeply invested in the work being done? Come learn how to tell your story together.

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Colleen Terrrill

Director of Instructional Technology, Mashpee Public Schools
Colleen Terrill is currently the Director of Instructional Technology for Mashpee Public Schools after being a 6th grade teacher for 15 years. She provides ongoing professional development for teachers in her district where she focuses on the importance of balance between technology... Read More →

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

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