March 05, 2021

Join us for a Twitter chat on 'Making the Case for Women in History' March 21

Source:  NYSUT Communications
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UPDATE: The Twitter chat is now archived at, and it's packed with great conversation and a plethora of links to resources for the classroom. Thanks to all who took part, and special shout out to our guest moderators Jackie Stapleton and Janella Hinds.

"Making the Case for Women in History" is the special Women's History Month topic for the next #NYSUTchat, Sunday, March 21 at 7 p.m. on Twitter.

Join us for a moderated conversation with Jackie Stapleton, M.S., Director of Education at WSKG Public Media, as we discuss why women are missing from the history books, how we can change that and why it's important. NYSUT Executive Vice President Jolene DiBrango and NYSUT Board Member and UFT Vice President Janella Hinds will co-host the one-hour live discussion.

The topic for the chat was inspired by the recent "Where are the Women?" virtual summit examining the underrepresentation of women in U.S. history curricula.

How to Participate

You can follow or join the March 21 chat by watching DiBrango’s Twitter feed @nysutEVP and the #NYSUTChat hashtag.

Our hosts will tweet a new question for you to respond to every 5-10 minutes for one hour.

When you reply to the tweets, be sure to include the hashtag #NYSUTchat, so we can keep track of responses and possibly include your tweets in the summary we compile at the end of the night.

Your Homework Assignment

Check out NYSUT EVP DiBrango's blog post on "Making the Case for Women in History Year-round."

And visit the webpages of the "Where Are the Women?" virtual summit and "Unladylike 2020" documentary and short films, which directly inspired the topic for our Twitter conversation.

About #NYSUTChat

DiBrango started the Sunday evening Twitter chats last spring to give members a chance to share ideas and talk about what’s happening with remote learning. Previous chats have focused on trauma-informed instruction, how to stay in touch with students, tips for handling stress and the value of community wrap-around services. Participants from around the state have also talked about community outreach efforts, such as delivering extra food and supplies to families or posting a “we miss you” video that the community really appreciated.

A curated archive of tweets from previous #NYSUTChat events is online at