Tell Your Story!

How to use social media to tell your school's story!

Target Audience

  • Anyone who enjoys using Social Media
  • Educators who have positive stories of what's happening in their buildings and their classrooms
  • Building Leaders

Workshop Details & Overview

Workshop Summary:

From Instagram to Twitter, social media has a powerful way of connecting users from around the world. But how can you start using social media platforms to tell your school’s story in local and global ways? As you think about all of the wonderful things happening at your school this year, you have stories, images and quotes to share from every corner of your building.

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location: The Madison-Champaign ESC

2200 S US Highway 68

Urbana, Ohio, 43078

Food: Coffee, water, and light snacks will be provided through out the day. Soda will be available to purchase for $0.50 from the front office.

Lunch is an hour, on your own

Contact Hours: 6 (provided by the ESC)

Costs/Registration Fees:

  • $70.00 per person - Champaign, Madison, Shelby, Logan, Hardin, and Clark County Districts, Boards of DD, & Career Tech Campuses
  • $85.00 per person - Districts and agencies not listed above.

*Registration fees should be paid to the Madison-Champaign ESC.

Using Social Media to Tell Your School's Story

Wednesday, Oct. 30th, 8:30am-3:30pm

2200 S US Highway 68 Urbana, Ohio, 43078

What time should I arrive at the training site? Please arrive 15 minutes early to each session to complete the check-in process. Please enter through Entrance 3 and check-in with the front office administrative assistant before proceeding to the training room.

Food and Beverage: Coffee, bottled water, assorted breakfast bars, and light snacks will be available throughout the day. Soda will be available to purchase from the front office for $0.50 a can. Lunch will be on your own.

What You Should Bring: Participants should bring preferred note-taking materials and writing utensils with them to the session. Materials from Day 1 and any activities / lessons you've attempted.

Our cancellation policy- Cancellations must be received prior to 3:00 pm, 5 business days before the workshop. Cancellations received outside of this policy will not be accepted. Attendees and/or employing districts will be billed accordingly.

About the Presenter: Dr. Monica Burns

Educator, Author, Speaker & EdTech Consultant

When I started my career in education as a classroom teacher in New York City, writing an “About Me” page for a website would not have been on my to-do list. My teaching career began in a classroom with chalk, textbooks, and looked pretty much the same as when I was a fifth grader. But within a few years, we traded overhead projectors for iPads… and that’s a big part of the reason we’re connected today.

I credit the start of my journey with a phone call… from an organization who wanted a teacher (me) to tell just a couple more teachers about ways to use technology with students.

Well, I showed up to an event that wasn’t just a few teachers, but a few hundred educators looking for help as they navigated the fast-changing world of education technology. So I jumped on stage in front of a packed house and starting sharing the ways my students and I used technology in our classroom.

When the teachers who showed up that night started asking for the name of my blog, my Twitter handle, a link to my presentation… I didn’t have an answer.

I hadn’t thought that my knowledge or experience was worth sharing, that it could help someone else, or that just maybe… my tips, strategies, and EdTech favorites would be useful to a larger audience.

That was 2012, fast forward to 2019… I’ve had the chance to work with educators on three continents, speak at events like ISTE, SXSWedu, and EdTechXEurope, and reach thousands of readers through my books, my website and my social media accounts. It’s been an exciting ride for sure, and I’m so lucky to spend most of my time with teachers and kids in classrooms, connecting with educators at conferences, and writing about EdTech.