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Our thoughts and prayers go out to those dealing with the horrific Colorado theatre shooting that occurred this past Friday night. Many lost their lives and were injured physically and emotionally as a result. During times like this, schools can offer a great deal of support for families.
During this week’s #ptchat our conversational goal is to provide parents and teachers with as many strategies to as possible in supporting students and families during the hardest of times. During the chat, we’ll use our tweeted ideas to develop a shared Google doc for schools to use/update throughout the school year. A copy of our resource/idea document will also be sent to Aurora area schools to support them as they prepare to welcome students back to school who directly or indirectly will have experienced a horrific tragedy as a community.
Join us this Wednesday, July 25th at 9PM EDT / 6PM PST as parents and teacher build a working document to help schools and families deal with sudden tragedies.
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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 Past #PTchats have been archived here.
Posted on July 22, 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 writes a blog aimed to share innovative family engagement ideas for schools called eFACE Today.
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