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» Empathy in Action, Rick Ackerly, Ed.M.
This week's chat brings the most important lens to the table - our students. Students from StuVoice.org will join us as "experts" to talk about the ways family engagement impacted their own education growing up.
Student Voice is a grassroots effort that is comprised of caring students and individuals that believe that the students should feel empowered and have a stronger voice. You can find them on Twitter at @Stu_Voice and follow their hashtag at #StuVoice.
As we begin the year looking for deeper ways to include the voice of the students, here's a recent article to get you thinking by Christopher Thinnes, Director of the Center for the Future of Elementary Education entitled How Can We Invite the Voice of Young Students into the Design of Their Learning? Also check out 5 Thoughts on Maximizing Student Voice.
Join us this Wednesday night, 8/23 at 9EDT/6PST as students share what family engagement means to them, and also teach us how we can hone our practice to include them early and often.
After logging on to Twitter, visit Tweetchat 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.
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Posted on August 20, 2012 by Joe Mazza
Joe Mazza (@Joe_Mazza) is lead learner at Knapp Elementary School in suburban Philadelphia. He is 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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