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Open Mic Night at #PTChat

By Joe Mazza

micOn a typical Wednesday night, we hold a Parent-Teacher chat on an important and timely home-school topic. This week, we're providing a special 60-day school year check-in and opening up the conversation to your individual and school needs. Think about the following. What does your class or school struggle with in engaging families? Need to throw an idea out there to the rest of the PTchat community? What would take your home-school efforts to the next level? What are others in a similar situation using to get the job done? 

If you’d like to suggest questions for the group, send an email to [email protected] before the CHAT.

Looking forward to a differentiated chat based on your home-school needs this Wednesday, 10/31/12 at 9PM EDT / 6 PM PST. 

 

New to Twitterchats?

After logging on to Twitter, visit Tweetchat and simply enter "ptchat" in the box at the top. Follow along, just watch and/or 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 perspective.


Posted on October 30, 2012 by Joe Mazza

Joe Mazza (@Joe_Mazza) is lead learner at Knapp Elementary School in suburban Philadelphia. He is also a doctoral learner at the University of Pennsylvania studying social media’s impact on home-school partnerships. Participate in a weekly #PTchat (Parent-Teacher Chat) that he hosts on Wednesdays at 9 pm. Eastern. He writes a blog aimed to share innovative family engagement ideas for schools called eFACE Today.

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