Meeting Archive:
Mind in the Making: Using Social Media to Promote the Work of Learning Communities

Meeting Description:

Facebook, Twitter, blogs, webinars, RSS feeds, list serves, email alerts – the list of social media tools available to us is always expanding.  As educators, community advocates, policy makers, caregivers, and social service partners committed to high quality educational and life experiences for children the question becomes how to use these tools to further our work.  We have changed how we provide information to educators, families, and the general public.   Social media tools have made it easier to reach more people, more quickly, and more often.  A central part of theMind in the Making work at the Families and Work Institute has been to support the creation and implementation of Learning Communities – educators, caregivers, families, community partners – coming together to learn with and from each other about how to support children’s development of essential life skills.  Some of those efforts are using social media.  In this webinar we will look at the use of social media to support learning communities.  How can digital tools help parents and educators connect and learn from each other? What's the secret to moving beyond one way information outreach to building a true information exchange community online?

Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2012
Time: 01:30 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Marijata Daniel-Echols & Morra Aarons-Mele