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Evelyn Azbell
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Educational Consultant since 1998
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I got this book and have been referring to it since it was published. The first time I saw the term eFACE I was thrilled. I am a Family Engagement Coordinator and the social media voice for our statewide group. I post on behalf of the organization primarily on Twitter and Facebook. I have also used Pinterest. Initially I connected with school districts especially in Wisconsin by following them on Twitter and liking them on Facebook. I retweet and share positive posts from those districts. I also promote events on a statewide level. I have another Twitter account and a Facebook group that represent the regional part of my work. My regional accounts have been active since 2005 and my statewide since 2012ish so I have had an opportunity to see the growth and evolution of how social media is being used in the education realm.
My statewide social media accounts are -
@WSPEI_2000
https://www.facebook.com/WisconsinStatewideParentEducatorInitiative/
https://www.pinterest.com/WSPEI/boards
My regional social media accounts are -
@CESA9_Families
https://www.facebook.com/groups/parenteducatorconnection/

Chapter 1 Reflection Questions:

1. My concept of digital leadership did not change after reading the first chapter. I especially agree with Scheninger's observation that digital leadership should not be viewed as an "add on" to your work responsibilities but rather a "complement." When used well social media and different types of technology can enhance the work we do and expand the ways we have to communicate with others.
2. The following quote may push us outside of our comfort zone. Let's respond to the quote with, "Yes, and…" so as to allow us to think in terms of moving us out of our daily routine and into a routine that we can embrace as we think forward about the culture of our schools. "It is time to transform schools into vibrant learning communities that are connected and allow access to numerous social media tools that can unleash the creativity of our learners. This will increase engagement and, ultimately achievement." (Sheninger, p. 5)
Yes, and engaging people with the content was and still can be a challenge. The ability to go beyond textbooks, lectures and worksheets to an interactive environment makes it possible to engage learners in ways that meet their varied learning styles.

3. As a teacher leader in your school, how are you working to ensure that each of your students have the opportunity to achieve to their full potential?
I am not a classroom teacher. My work entails facilitating communication, resource sharing and providing parent leadership training. Our current core training consists of 8 modules delivered in person over the course of two to three days. We use printed materials as well as electronic. Next year we are moving towards all electronic material in a blended format using both online modules, interactive webinars and some in person learning opportunities. Our intent is to better engage with the people being trained, give them ongoing opportunities to continue the learning and create a statewide network of parents that become more engaged in their local school districts.

Hello. This is my first time participating in a VLLA Book Study. I have had the book "Digital Leadership" for three years and have followed Eric Sheninger on social media prior to that. I am a Family Engagement Coordinator in northern Wisconsin. My work is guided by a statewide discretionary grant. Part of my responsibilities are managing the web presence for our group. We utilize a combination of platforms to communicate and share resources with parents and educators. I am really looking forward to discussing the concepts Eric lays out in this book with others in the education field.

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This holds true for interactions at work, home and socially. It is easy to respond with snark when you are snarked at. Quashing that impulse has dividends beyond keeping your cool in the moment.
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American Indian Families in Partnership - a series of WSPEI sponsored workshops coming to Wausau this spring https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Wi9KFcMW3nxQiybH5Ci-fLg1ynWARmp3
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The impact of income on family engagement with their child's school.
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Explore whose treaty lands and which nations are located closest to your school using this map. Try turning on the county and city layer to help you find the correct location. The map’s key is located below the map.
Map | Wisconsin First Nations
Map | Wisconsin First Nations
wisconsinfirstnations.org
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WSPEI Suggested Family Engagement Supports
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