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Engaging Social Media for Educators

In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives.

In our latest episode, Brian welcomes Senior Content and Brand Specialist Calli Wright to the podcast for a discussion on how educators can get more out of social media by taking a purposeful approach. Calli delves into the types of content that invite engagement, how different platforms serve different needs, and finding your learning community online.  

If you can show the change in something, that's really powerful. People are going to be more interested in joining the conversation with you if you can share those kinds of learning moments.

--Calli Wright, MIND Research Institute

You can listen to the episode in the player below:

Topics covered in this episode:

0:45 Intro
2:40 Pushing past the superficial layer
5:30 Purposeful use of social media
7:20 Talking about the “how”
9:00 Using Social Media for PD
12:00 Finding your community
18:00 Takeaways

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Attending CAMT? 

Calli Wright will also be speaking on this topic at the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT) In San Antonio, TX this July:

"Beyond Instagram-Worthy: Gain More Professional Learning from Social Media"
July 12, 1:00 PM
Register for CAMT

Additional Resources 

Educators: Join the Growing ST Math Community
Hidden Digital Spaces Where Innovation in Education is Brewing
20 Texas Education Leaders to Follow on Twitter
The Why and How of Using Facebook for Educators
The Ultimate Guide to Twitter
Brian LeTendre

About the Author

Brian LeTendre was the Director of Impact Advancement at MIND Research Institute. In addition to building thought leadership and brand awareness for MIND, Brian worked cross-functionally internally and externally to amplify MIND's social impact and accelerate our mission. He is an author, podcaster and avid gamer.


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