Tuesday, October 31, 2017

#NYCSchoolsTechChat: Diversity Matters Nov 2nd at 7pm

The New York City Department of Education is committed to Equity & Excellence for All: Diversity in NYC Schools. This means a commitment to supporting learning environments that reflect the diversity of New York City. Educators across New York City will come together on November 7th for the #NYCSchoolsTech Summit on Diversity Matters. In advance of that event, we are hosing this Twitter chat to get the conversation going.

#NYCSchoolTech teacher Eileen Lennon (@eileen_lennon) moderates with me throwing in my two cents.

You can prepare for the conversation by thinking about answers to these questions:

Q1. Why is the topic of #NYCSchoolsDiversity important to you, your students, and families? #NYCSchoolsTechChat
Q2 What are some ways tech can be used to tell the diverse stories of the students in your school? #NYCSchoolsTechChat
Q3 What are some ways ed tech companies can address the needs of diverse learners? #NYCSchoolsTechChat
Q4 What translation tools can students & parents use to communicate with speakers of other languages? #NYCSchoolsTechChat
Q5 What are considerations we should have around diversity & accessibility for school websites? #NYCSchoolsTechChat
Q6 What are some ways ed tech companies can do a better job of employing underrepresented groups? #NYCSchoolsTechChat

Chat details are below:
  • Meeting date/time: November 2nd at 7:00 pm
  • Topic: #NYCSchoolsDiversity
  • Your Host: @eileen_lennon (@NYCSchools)
  • Co-Host: @InnovativeEdu (@NYCSchools)
Remember to respond using the hashtag #NYCSchoolsTechChat and include the number of the question you are answering in your response i.e. A1 and your answer.
We hope you can view the chat live, but if you are unable, please visit our archive at
https://www.participate.com/chats/nycschoolstechchat. You can also participate in the chat at that link or if you have an iPhone download the app at https://www.participate.com/apps (coming to Android soon).

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