Last week I got the chance to conduct my first social media workshop for teachers. So much fun – 10 different school districts, 13 attendees, tons of great questions and ideas, but most of all a great learning opportunity for me!
I’ve learned so much in my 1300 plus posts that I’ve done for schools over the past 8 months. It was time to start sharing that knowledge with other districts so that they could tell their story. Fear sometimes holds districts back. One of the best testimonials was:
You have given me in 4 hours the confidence to go forward and start to promote Luck through social media. Thank You!” ~ Brad Werner, Principal at Luck School District, WI
The workshop started with the basics of building a system to get everyone involved in telling your school’s story. Once that groundwork was laid, we moved into specific tools and tips on effectively and efficiently managing your social media efforts across platforms to engage your community and beyond.
A brief feedback survey found that 100% of attendees said that they received the information that they expected from the workshop. And better yet, all of them would recommend the course to a friend or colleague. The small group lent itself well to sharing ideas, asking questions, and getting advice from everyone in the group – not just me. I LOVE that!
We did have a mixture of beginners and experienced users – so that was one thing that we definitely need to separate. One class for those just starting out and a separate workshop for those who are experienced and looking to take their social media to the next level.
#SocialSchool4EDU will continue offering these regional workshops, but your school district can also book an in-house training session for up to 15 people (students could be included too). What an economical way to boost your storytelling with ideas to get everyone involved.
The world deserves to know about the great things happening inside your school. #SocialSchool4EDU has a mission of Celebrating Students and Connecting Communities. We can’t wait to help you!