A message from Jane Thornthwaite:
Twitter Town Hall on Parent Communication
Jane Thornthwaite, Parliamentary Secretary for Parent Engagement and Student Support, will be hosting a Twitter Town Hall (TTH) on parent communication this Tuesday, January 22 from 7:00-8:00 pm.
Details about the event:
How the Twitter chat will work
· Parliamentary Secretary for Student Support and Parent Engagement Jane Thornthwaite (@jthornthwaite) will take your questions via Twitter on parent engagement in BC education. She will answer as many questions as possible. Obviously it will be impossible for her to answer all of them in the time we have available.
· Ministry of Education staff will help moderate the chat via the @bcedplan Twitter account. Their job is to ensure the conversation runs smoothly, stays on topic and is on time. They will also provide a detailed summary of the conversation after the Twitter chat.
How to participate
- To follow the conversation go to https://twitter.com/search?q=%23bcparent or enter #bcparent into your chosen Twitter client (e.g., Hootsuite, TweetDeck). This will give you the feed of all the tweets for our event
- To tweet a question or a comment you will need to have your own Twitter account.
- When you tweet, please use the hashtag #bcparent. If you don’t your tweet won’t appear in our feed and we can’t respond. It also won’t appear in our archive at the end of the event
- When responding to a tweet, please use the “reply” button to ensure conversations remain threaded
- To send a tweet to Parliamentary Secretary Jane Thornthwaite use her handle @jthornthwaite and include #bcparent
- One popular tool for participating in twitter chats is www.tweetchat.com. You don’t need a special account, but you will need to connect your twitter account to send tweets
- The Twitter town hall will be a live event, so it may not be possible to respond to all questions received