Social Media, School Districts and Trusteeship. Integrating social media use into your governance role. February 25, 2011 BCTSA Provincial Council. “ Trustweeps ”. ?. ?. WHAT IS Social Media?. Your personal Facebook page Your fan/group page
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Integrating social media use into your governance role
February 25, 2011BCTSA Provincial Council
WHAT ISSocial Media?
Google Alerts, etc. …
IN YOUR DISTRICT
LET’S BE HONEST HERE:
Janet Steffenhagen’s “Report Card” blog has transformed BC public education dialogue, and arguably even Board/District communications and policies. It is the “lens.”
Trustees need to post here: to clarify positions, to help shape the dialogue, to advocate for public education, to show we have a pulse…
I’ll say it again: Be TRANSPARENT!! (i.e. use your real name, you’re a public representative)
SOCIAL MEDIA PROVINCIALLY
“Having friends on Facebook is like inviting people into your home?”
“Industry Minister Tony Clement, a prolific tweeter, responded to a tweet by a reporter confirming that if the CRTC did not reverse its decision on usage-based billing that the Conservative cabinet would.
The tweet set of a firestorm of debate about the use of Twitter by Members of Parliament and whether or not Clement’s tweet was just another example of open government or a reckless and irresponsible use of the medium.” –Scoot H. Payne, the Commons
“[I am] completely appalled by the vitriol and viciousness of the comments and the number of inaccurate and false statements made by individuals [in online blogs and talkback forums], mostly anonymously. …“It's absolutely astonished me that people hide behind a computer and say whatever they want - whether it is true or not," [Langley Trustee Alison] McVeigh said. "Where has civility gone?“… at a meeting, in response to false online claims Langley trustees made $32,000, and took a pay hike.
(and to Natasha Netschay Davies, for her valuable input, and Rob Goodall and BCSTA for inviting me)
“Silas White” on Facebook