April 03, 2020

Join our #NYSUTchat on Twitter

Author: Sylvia Saunders
Source:  NYSUT Communications
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Caption: NYSUT Executive Vice President Jolene DiBrango poses a question to #NYSUTChat participants on Twitter.

In these scary times, it’s important for us all to support and lean on each other. In that spirit, NYSUT Executive Vice President Jolene DiBrango will be hosting a second one-hour #NYSUTchat at 7 p.m. Sunday on Twitter.

This week’s discussion will revolve around trauma-informed instruction and best practices as educators address access and equity for our students.

“We want to give members a chance to share ideas and talk about what’s happening,” DiBrango said. “We want to support each other as colleagues and stay connected, as we all try to navigate the world of remote learning.”

Last weekend, DiBrango experimented with the format with about three dozen educators, including one participant as far away as California. They shared ideas for how they are staying in touch with students and colleagues, handling stress and helping out in the community. One participant talked about working together with fellow unionists to deliver extra food and supplies to families, while another explained how her colleagues collaborated on a “we miss you” video.

Last week’s #NYSUTchat archive is available at: https://wke.lt/w/s/iP1qim.

At the end of last week’s chat, participants agreed they’d like to get back together again this Sunday.

You can join this week’s chat by watching DiBrango’s Twitter feed @nysutEVP. She will post questions for you to respond to every 8 minutes for an hour. When you respond to the tweets, be sure to use the hashtag #TakeALookAtTeaching and #NYSUTchat, so we can keep track of everyone’s responses.

“If you’re new to #edchat, don’t worry,” DiBrango said. “The whole point is to navigate these challenging times together and know that you aren’t alone.”

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