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Increasing Parent and Student Engagement
A conversation for #ECOO12October 25, 2012
by Erin Paynter
Teacher and VP at Elizabeth Park PS in Ottawa
Wife, motherChris, Adrienne and Alex
I'm a lot of things but...
Let's create the agenda together!
What do you want to talk about?
What questions do you have?
Paper airplane activity
reflective of current times interactive time and resources (green) easily accessible for most backpack black holes dynamic and flexible
Use the hashtags
#n2blogs and #ecoo12
to share your thoughts
Why do you blog, or why do you want to?
Out of the mouths of babes...
information sharing spark discussion digital citizenship engagement connect and network transparency (school, classroom) audience
Determine your purpose
Blogging Sites that are
The Falcon's Nest
Glen Cairn Public School
Aviva Dunsiger (@avivaloca)Michelle Horst (@Michelle_Horst)Joelle Ruddick (@joelleruddick)Pernille Ripp (@pernilleripp)Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher)And the list goes on and on... and probably includes many of you!
A few of the many teachers who blog with their students...
Using and citing images
Let's build this together in
Google Docs here
or go to #n2blogs on
Twitter for link
Do's and Don't's
media release teacher moderation search engines -
Safety for Students
Internet safety digital citizenship student blogging
Safety for Students
student engagement teacher feedback vs "out
there" global citizen/audience multiple modalities student as lead learner
parent engagement transparency "What did you learn at school today?" interactive parent as co-learner/co-leader parent as client, or parent as partner?
anecdotal feedback from parents nature of our conversations have
changed parent council - 6 to 30 attendance at events has increased added challenge unique to our site
- new school
Parent Engagement at EPPS
interacting vs transmitting
the techie stuff
Things I'm still working on...
Let's open the floor:
your successes and challenges
anything you would do differently?
What about you?
for those that haven't started one and would like to explore with the support of others
for those that would like to tweak existing site(s) with the support of others
Make and Take Time
Shannon Smith (@shannoninottawa) for inspiring me to submit a proposal for #ECOO12.
Everyone at #ECOO12 - Brenda Sherry, Peter Skillen, Doug Peterson, Andrew Forgrave, Cal Armstrong, and more for the support.
Joelle Ruddick (@joelleruddick), Cathy Beach (@beachcat11), Lino De Gasperis (@LinoDeGasperis), and Lisa Donohue (@Lisa_Donohue) for the feedback.
And last but not least YOU for participating and sharing.
Many thanks to: