Parents as Partners Episode #52 September 24, 2012 Brainstorming Presenters and show ideas
Monday Night September 24, 2012 was the Opening show for the 2012-2013 season. Show hosts Lorna Costantini and Maria Fisk hosted a brainstorming session to gather ideas for the fall shows. @jeanninestamand @shannoninottawa @pgeorge @rggillespie @/DrThomasHo joined and shared some great ideas.
- recall guests from the first few webcasts to check on progress and successes.
- Host a school council meeting to model how to use BlackBoard Collaborate and other webcasting software
- Share tech tools that people are using to connect with parents
- cyclical issues throughout the school year such as parent-teacher conferences, report cards
- food/treats/snacks during class parties and how to meet the needs of all student
They also gave us a list of possible presenters and they will be announced shortly.
Please continue to share ideas for topics or presenters by completing the following form.
Click Read more to find the form and the chat from this episode of Parents as Parnters.
Sep 24, 2012 4:02:03 PM - PARENTS AS PARTNERS
00:03 - Shannon (@shannoninottawa)
Howdy! I can't stay for too long - Monday is swimming night this fall!
00:17 - Peggy George
not seeing it on your spreadsheet but it says 3 submissions
00:25 - Peggy George
Hi Shannon!! Great to see you!!!
00:32 - Maria Fisk 1
00:43 - Shannon (@shannoninottawa)
Hi Maria, Peggy and Lorna!
00:55 - Peggy George
this is the link to the form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDJHUFBweTA5dmhINWd...
01:04 - Peggy George
great to be here with you :-)
01:21 - Shannon (@shannoninottawa)
Don't worry about it - I will just "chat'
01:35 - Peggy George
Hi Reed. Great to see you :-)
02:27 - Lorna Costantini
02:37 - Lorna Costantini
that is the link to the google foem
02:40 - Lorna Costantini
02:58 - Peggy George
I think it's great you are continuing Parents as Partners because there aren't many webinars focusing on the school/parent partnership!
03:01 - Shannon (@shannoninottawa)
I'm on the google form right now
03:25 - Peggy George
03:59 - Peggy George
if we want to speak we can just click on the "Talk" button
04:51 - Peggy George
I would love to see some of your former guests return (like Aaron Puley, Joe Mazza, Eric Sheninger, etc.)
04:58 - Peggy George
Hi Jeannine :-)
05:13 - Jeannine St. Amand
05:21 - Shannon (@shannoninottawa)
It is tough to get a time that works for everyone - the recordings are a super resource!
05:24 - Maria Fisk 1
05:40 - Maria Fisk 1
Make that everyone :)
05:46 - Shannon (@shannoninottawa)
I wasn't thinking when I booked swimming lessons on Monday evenings!
06:06 - Peggy George
06:36 - Shannon (@shannoninottawa)
I think it would be really cool to have a School Council meeting on the Parents as Partners as a model to how we can use something like blackboard or connect to host virtual meetings
06:50 - Peggy George
I discovered today that Lorna's parent engagement Livebinder has had 11727 views as of today
07:07 - Peggy George
that would be fun Shannon!
07:34 - Shannon (@shannoninottawa)
yes - I wonder if there might be opportunities to talk about different perspectives on how this might work or be received
07:37 - Peggy George
and we could use Joe's model with ustream :-)
07:53 - Peggy George
streaming a Google Hangout is another great option
08:19 - Shannon (@shannoninottawa)
Hangouts are good, but there is a delay that might put some folks off - it is a bit "clunky"
08:29 - Peggy George
it's really easy to use Hangout and it automatically posts to youtube after the session
08:34 - Jeannine St. Amand
Sorry - no headset
08:47 - Peggy George
only 10 people can participate in the Hangout but unlimited can participate in the live stream
08:56 - Jeannine St. Amand
One of my kids stole mine ... need to get shopping.
09:19 - Maria Fisk 1
GoToMeeting has a monthly subscription fee, but it's not high, and easy to use for up to 24.
10:06 - Jeannine St. Amand
I would love to hear Trace perspective. Sheila would be awesome too.
10:09 - Peggy George
I know why everything didn't show up on my form submission. it's there but you have to scroll down in each section to the bottom unless you align the text in the boxes to the top left
10:24 - Peggy George
I agree Jeannine!
10:36 - Shannon (@shannoninottawa)
It might be fun to have someone talk about how they use livestreaming of events at the school - how is that received, do parents feel it is a valuable way to connect?
11:00 - Shannon (@shannoninottawa)
I was thinking of livestreaming public speaking events, or other events - it is one-way communication though
11:00 - Peggy George
Parents as Partners has free access to this Blackboard Collaborate site for all sessions
11:34 - Peggy George
that would be really cool @Shannon if you can get the permission from the participants to be streamed live on the internet
12:35 - Shannon (@shannoninottawa)
would have to see how that would be received - will approach council
12:48 - Peggy George
does Joe have his parents sign release/permission forms for that?
13:19 - Peggy George
maybe he just informs them that it will be streamed live
13:38 - Jeannine St. Amand
I was also thinking that dedicating an evening to discussing tools might be useful. Could do a google doc ahead of time collecting tools and then on the live show share how they've worked. Seems there are ususally a few mentioned each session - I'd love to have a 'complete' list :)
14:01 - Peggy George
no such thing as a "complete list" @Jeannine :-)
14:38 - Peggy George
tools that support school/home communication? or tools that students are using in school?
14:54 - Peggy George
I think ZippSlip is awesome!!!
15:02 - Peggy George
That would make a fantastic session!
15:23 - Peggy George
Presenter: Matt Holley <[email protected]>
15:31 - Peggy George
Bring back Karen Bantuveris from VolunteerSpot to provide updates on new features
15:38 - Peggy George
15:50 - Jeannine St. Amand
Ha - I thought the ' ' would protect me :) I think tools that are used for the home school connection - tools for communication and other connections.
16:03 - Peggy George
Hi Thomas!!! How great to see you here! :-)
16:08 - Maria Fisk 1
ParentSquare would be glad to chime in :)
16:08 - Reed Gillespie
Love the idea of zippslip and the like--so much time, money and trees wasted on the paper forms. Our system is moving towards electronic filling.
16:37 - Peggy George
Thomas is the person who helped me get my Blackboard Collaborate app working on my iPad :-)
17:09 - Peggy George
there has to be a session going I think--just for participants
17:30 - Peggy George
you wouldn't want to use it to moderate because it has too many limitations
18:09 - @DrThomasHo
I JUST remembered about the iPad app, but I'm already on my Windows laptop
18:30 - Peggy George
I would love to have Larry Ferlazzo as a guest presenter! Larry Ferlazzo, Parent Engagement Advice for Teachers based on his blog "The Best Sources of Parent Engagement Advice for Teachers"
19:09 - Maria Fisk 1
Larry would be great.
19:27 - Jeannine St. Amand
I wanted to thank you for the earlier time slot (only 8 pm here in Atlantic Canada) I'm hoping that I can get some parents together some evening to participate with me ... they seem to like the idea of PasP but I haven't seen them show up in a chat room yet.
19:46 - Peggy George
even in these kinds of online sessions many people are reluctant to take the mic to speak but fairly comfortable typing in the chat
20:40 - @DrThomasHo
Greetings from Orlando, Florida
20:53 - Peggy George
yes a bit of lag Lorna because you are talking at the same time Maria is
21:02 - Shannon (@shannoninottawa)
that may have been the echo because I didn't have a usb headset
21:07 - Peggy George
there are 3 mics open now
21:11 - Maria Fisk 1
A lag just started for me....
21:14 - Shannon (@shannoninottawa)
I have to run - off to swimming, but will check recording later
21:19 - Peggy George
best to have one at a time :-)
21:22 - Shannon (@shannoninottawa)
21:28 - Peggy George
thanks so much for coming Shannon!
22:05 - Peggy George
I'm sure it's a better time slot for the east coast :-)
22:32 - Peggy George
there are cyclical issues throughout the school year such as parent-teacher conferences
23:00 - Maria Fisk 1
Great idea - parent-teacher conferences!
23:37 - Jeannine St. Amand
Report Cards were a real hot topic for the home-school connection when I was presenting at LearnEast this summer.
23:38 - Peggy George
also food/treats/snacks during class parties and how to meet the needs of all students
23:56 - Peggy George
yes Jeannine!! report card alternatives too :-)
24:30 - Jeannine St. Amand
Exactly - we need alternatives, but almost harder to break the parent expectations on that one!
24:36 - Peggy George
25:02 - Peggy George
student-led parent conferences are so valuable but many parents don't understand the power
26:24 - Lorna Costantini
27:12 - Peggy George
that's similar to the idea I put on my form http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/jul/02/parent-connection-will-bring-lesson...
27:32 - Peggy George
something they're piloting in San Diego this year
28:24 - Peggy George
I love the really practical sessions with people sharing what they are doing in their schools to increase parent engagement
28:42 - Peggy George
how many sessions each month? 2
28:52 - Peggy George
29:08 - Peggy George
I tweeted to it tonight and last night :-)
29:17 - Jeannine St. Amand
It would be interesting to revisit your first few webcasts too ... Would be nice to know if progress has been made. Most days I feel there is some momentum ... other days not so much ;)
29:29 - Peggy George
2nd and 4th Mondays at 7:00pm ET???
29:40 - @DrThomasHo
you can see my Twitter handle :-)
29:43 - Peggy George
love that idea Jeannine!
30:02 - Peggy George
that's a great way to sign into these sessions @DrThomasHo :-)
30:26 - Peggy George
Chris Wejr is fantastic!
30:42 - Peggy George
30:45 - Jeannine St. Amand
I think a blog post for us to really push via twitter and facebook would be excellent - thank you all.
30:53 - Jeannine St. Amand
30:54 - Peggy George
31:32 - Jeannine St. Amand
I'll take the mic some night Lorna. Yes - I'll send you the link
31:38 - Peggy George
31:47 - Maria Fisk 1
31:55 - Jeannine St. Amand
32:03 - Peggy George
thanks for the jumpstart to this year Lorna and Maria!!
32:08 - Peggy George
see you in two weeks :-)
32:36 - @DrThomasHo
same time in 2 weeks?
32:59 - Peggy George
we'll have to watch for your tweet :-)
33:12 - Peggy George
33:20 - Peggy George
good night all!