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This Week's #PTChat: Crafting the Partnership

By Joe Mazza

PTChatExciting news!

This Wednesday, May 9th at *8PM EST, #PTchat (Parent-Teacher Chat) will team up with #NTchat (New Teacher Chat) during the one hour online discussion on Twitter. Some of our parent participants have already submitted questions they'd like to pose to new and experienced teachers - some having to do with family engagement and some designed to share the perspective from home on what they look for in teachers for their children. 

If you are a parent and are interested in submitting questions to be asked on the chat, please email Joe . If you are an educator, we invite you to take part in articulating your answers to these questions Wednesday night.

Parents and teachers -- Join us for this lively discussion!

**Special Time 8PM EST/5PM PST 

New to Twitterchats? After logging on to Twitter, visit Tweetchat (http://www.tweetchat.com) and simply enter "ptchat" in the box at the top. Follow along and participate as you as much as you like to join others around the world in this weekly chat. We look forward to engaging your unique and important parent and/or educator perspectives. 

Past #PTchats have been archived on Joe Mazza's eFACE Today blog. Past #NTchats are archived here. 


Posted on May 7, 2012 by Joe Mazza

Joe Mazza is an elementary principal at Knapp Elementary School in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also a doctoral learner at the University of Pennsylvania studying technology's impact on home-school partnerships. You can follow Joe on Twitter @Joe_Mazza and participate in a weekly #PTchat (Parent-Teacher Chat) he hosts on Wednesdays at 9PM EST. He also writes a blog aimed to share innovative family engagement ideas for schools called eFACE Today.

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