moving beyond the newsletter: communicating through social media

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Presentation at the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) annual spring conference in Richmond, BC. Working with parents and families to become aware of the possibilities for enhanced home-school communication and helping PACs to connect with the parents community at their schools.


  • Moving Beyond the Newsletter Communicating through Social Media Chris Wejr @chriswejr www.chriswejr.comcc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Judy Baxter:
  • Me
  • Connection is why we are here. We are hardwired to connect with others -- Brene Brown cc licensed ( BY ND ) flickr photo by Andrew:[email protected]/3344044448/
  • Home-School Communication: How Far Have We Come? cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Danie van der Merwe:
  • cc licensed ( BY ND ) flickr photo by Eric:
  • Informcc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by Anthony Crider:
  • Share
  • Foster Relationships cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo by Nomadic Lass:
  • Build Trust
  • Build Community cc licensed flickr photo by gibsonsgolfer:
  • Engage cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Mila Araujo @Milaspage:
  • Communication: Beyond Informing
  • How can we use tech to enhance communication? cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by Jeremy Keith:
  • Use Technology to meet parents where they are.
  • Connect, Create an Online School Community
  • Blogs
  • Where do we start? Where are people? Start THERECC Image from Martino Sabia
  • From Pew Research Project
  • Pages Confused ? Groups ?? CCImagefromIanSane
  • Determine Your WHY
  • Pages Share Public Searchable Interact with organization Timelines Metrics
  • Groups Collaboration between members More private Build online community Document sharing
  • It is not about technology nor is it about events it is about how we build relationships in our schools. Cc photo by Dominic
  • Share the Stories
  • Engage with others. Start the conversation. Build community CCImagefromL.Carranza
  • Pulling Together with Purpose CC Image from Carsten ten Brink
  • Move beyond the newsletter CC Image from AJ Cann
  • Questions?
  • Connect With Me @chriswejr [email protected]