Our campus Paper.li is a great learning resources as well. We have tried to feed that resource with not only school related resources, but true community resources. Below is one of my favorites as it includes district posts and information as well links provided by our local state representative.
Eagle Ridge Parent intERESt is out! http://t.co/afpdrcg610 Stories via @KellerISD @RepMattKrause
— Eagle Ridge KISD (@EagleRidgeKISD) September 22, 2014
Other opportunities for learning posts can be learning about campus initiatives and understanding how schools work!
The one thing that did concern us regarding the learning post was the perception of preaching. We never wanted our community to feel as if we were preaching at them on a specific topic or that we were calling them out. This school year we got ourselves over that and explicitly pitched our purpose in share articles, blog posts, etc. which was to feed the community and share things that made us think. We specifically emphasized that many of the things we shared would be related to empowering parents to best help their kiddos and understand what school was all about! With those things in mind, it is important to not post things filled with lingo that will not be easily accessible to our families we are trying to reach.
The act of exposing ourselves as educators and our learners comes pretty naturally just due to the nature of what we do. Reaching our families takes something a little more intentional. The learning post, like the C&I post, is, most likely, a departure from an area of comfort with social media where our campus is concerned. But, if we wish to be a community of learners and continue our journey in that respect, it is a great step forward!