#oklaed Archive

This is the official Twitter account for #OklaEd, thehashtag that brings OK educators together. #OklaEd is not political & promotes constructive dialogue.

Sunday June 18, 2017
9:00 PM EDT

  • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:00 PM EDT
    Welcome to the #oklaed chat!! I am excited to be moderating again! Our topic is Partnering with Parents in #oklaed advocacy.
  • participatechat Jun 18 @ 9:00 PM EDT
    Participate in the upcoming #oklaed by sharing resources and collaborating at https://t.co/PCV0aPuKUs
  • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:00 PM EDT
    Please take a moment to introduce yourself and show off a fun Father's Day photo! #oklaed
  • coach57 Jun 18 @ 9:01 PM EDT
    Kevin Hime Superintendent #cpsreds #oklaed
  • thestephhinton Jun 18 @ 9:01 PM EDT
    #oklaed chat is starting!
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:00 PM EDT
      Welcome to the #oklaed chat!! I am excited to be moderating again! Our topic is Partnering with Parents in #oklaed advocacy.
  • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:01 PM EDT
    Angela Little | #oklaed ADVOCATE | Edmond Public School Mom | Business Analyst | My dad --
  • ShelbyJr3 Jun 18 @ 9:02 PM EDT
    Shelby, English, in full on summer mode #oklaed
  • 1ShirleneMT Jun 18 @ 9:02 PM EDT
    ShirleneMT Sci teacher at Alcott MS in Norman. I'm a horrible photo taker and have none to share #oklaed
  • thestephhinton Jun 18 @ 9:02 PM EDT
    Stephanie Hinton, Early Childhood Coordinator of @OKCPS #oklaed
  • TParks Jun 18 @ 9:02 PM EDT
    Big THX to @hadip @codeorg & these AMAZING SPONSORS 4 your support of #CSEd 4 our #OklaEd Ss - this wk @ #TeacherCon is GR8tly appreciated!
  • watersenglish Jun 18 @ 9:02 PM EDT
    Michelle Waters, 9-11th English, Wayne High School. Founder of @invyoungvoices, who is hosting next week's chat... #oklaed
  • WDTK33 Jun 18 @ 9:02 PM EDT
    Trey Kirkpatrick Sulphur High School Science #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Jun 18 @ 9:02 PM EDT
    Melinda Parks, Westmoore High--at graduation with my dad #oklaed
  • djthoreson Jun 18 @ 9:02 PM EDT
    Debbie Thoreson, P of 2nd grade girl, T of English 3 & AP, Dewey High School #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Jun 18 @ 9:03 PM EDT
    Kristy Cooper, Del City High School, Math/Leadership. No photo because my son took my husband out to Hey Day and left me at home. #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jun 18 @ 9:03 PM EDT
    Jennifer, Kindergarten, Moore #oklaed
  • nancy_nwilliams Jun 18 @ 9:03 PM EDT
    Nancy Williams - Reading Specialist - Idabel Primary South #oklaed
  • bridgestyler Jun 18 @ 9:03 PM EDT
    Tyler Bridges, @k20center Associate Director. Happy Fathers Day to all of the #oklaed Dads. All the grandkids in one shot!
  • Stv_Gilliland Jun 18 @ 9:03 PM EDT
    Steve Gilliland, Del City #oklaed...just hoping to be half as good as my Dad was.
  • Lsooner2 Jun 18 @ 9:03 PM EDT
    Lori Wathen, parent, advocate for public ed #oklaed
  • sulphurmiddle Jun 18 @ 9:04 PM EDT
    Sulphur Middle School Principal #oklaed
  • allen_lehman Jun 18 @ 9:04 PM EDT
    Allen, math. Pending board approval. :-) #oklaed
  • ebarnes73 Jun 18 @ 9:04 PM EDT
    Erin Barnes here. Married to the best man on Earth. #oklaed
  • yankee_todd Jun 18 @ 9:04 PM EDT
    Todd, from Texas. Sitting in #lax & jumping into #OklaEd ! I am principal of the best middle school in San Antonio!
  • TurnerJoshuaD Jun 18 @ 9:04 PM EDT
    Josh Turner, Byng Public School, Math Teacher, SNU MAEL O41 #oklaed
    In reply to @angmlittle
  • MrStevenKerr Jun 18 @ 9:04 PM EDT
    Hello #oklaed I'm Steven, a Middle School Principal from Missouri
  • AprilStobbe Jun 18 @ 9:04 PM EDT
    April Stobbe, Shawnee Board of Ed #OklaEd
  • lindahaslerreid Jun 18 @ 9:04 PM EDT
    Linda Hasler-Reid, Site Principal Jenks East Intermediate, 2007 Okla Teacher of Year #Oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Jun 18 @ 9:04 PM EDT
    Jack Reed, Principal in @OKCPS at Emerson High School, Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there. #oklaed
  • SethMeier Jun 18 @ 9:04 PM EDT
    Seth, proud principal of Oakridge Elementary with @MoorePublicSch . Daddy to the most amazing Thea Marie #oklaed
  • Biobellrocks Jun 18 @ 9:04 PM EDT
    Renee Bell, Teacher Del City High School. No pic, cuz well I got nuthin' #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Jun 18 @ 9:05 PM EDT
    Kim, 4th grade T at Jefferson Elem in Norman. Not feeling so great today so no pics to share. #oklaed
  • dougeb00 Jun 18 @ 9:05 PM EDT
    Doug Brown Supt @IdabelPublicSch #oklaed
  • cakins0101 Jun 18 @ 9:05 PM EDT
    Carrie, Elementary teacher, Edmond, Happy Father's Day! #oklaed
  • JasonPerez75 Jun 18 @ 9:05 PM EDT
    Jason Perez, {insert professional acronym}, Mid-Del Public Schools #oklaed
  • coach57 Jun 18 @ 9:05 PM EDT
    So glad you are joining #oklaed
    In reply to @yankee_todd
  • bakerleft Jun 18 @ 9:06 PM EDT
    Respectfully sitting out of chat tonight to honor his name. #PhilandoCastile #blacklivesmatter #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Jun 18 @ 9:06 PM EDT
    We were out your way today. #oklaed
  • yankee_todd Jun 18 @ 9:06 PM EDT
    I am currently traveling to visit with groups from @Apple @GoogleForEdu @Google @Steelcase & discuss innovation! #OklaEd
  • allen_lehman Jun 18 @ 9:06 PM EDT
    Congrats, Jack. #oklaed
    • jlreed2011 Jun 18 @ 9:04 PM EDT
      Jack Reed, Principal in @OKCPS at Emerson High School, Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there. #oklaed
  • gabshere Jun 18 @ 9:07 PM EDT
    Glen Abshere, principal Claremore schools. Just returned from 9 day, 1900 mile trip through Texas #oklaed
  • dougeb00 Jun 18 @ 9:07 PM EDT
    Glad to have you join us in #oklaed @MrStevenKerr
  • lindahaslerreid Jun 18 @ 9:07 PM EDT
    #oklaed Not taken today, but precious nonetheless
  • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:07 PM EDT
    Please use A# to respond to questions. Let's get started!! :) #oklaed
  • dougeb00 Jun 18 @ 9:07 PM EDT
    Welcome to #oklaed @yankee_todd
    • yankee_todd Jun 18 @ 9:04 PM EDT
      Todd, from Texas. Sitting in #lax & jumping into #OklaEd ! I am principal of the best middle school in San Antonio!
  • kasnelson Jun 18 @ 9:07 PM EDT
    Hi #oklaed! Kas, Elem lead Learner @VPSINDIANS! We've had a fun Father's Day!
  • vperezy Jun 18 @ 9:07 PM EDT
    Vanessa Perez, Clinton Public Schools #cpsreds #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Jun 18 @ 9:09 PM EDT
    Thank you, @allen_lehman and the same to you on your new position! #oklaed
  • gabshere Jun 18 @ 9:09 PM EDT
    Glad you are joining us. I left San Antonio this morning #oklaed
    In reply to @yankee_todd
  • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:09 PM EDT
    Q1) Why is it important for parents to advocate for #oklaed at the state level?
  • MrsHime Jun 18 @ 9:10 PM EDT
    Steph Hime #cpsreds #oklaed
  • ebarnes73 Jun 18 @ 9:10 PM EDT
    A1: I think it is important for #okleg to see that parents want the same things that Ts are asking for as well. #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:09 PM EDT
      Q1) Why is it important for parents to advocate for #oklaed at the state level?
  • TurnerJoshuaD Jun 18 @ 9:10 PM EDT
    A1) #oklaed if they don't who will?
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:09 PM EDT
      Q1) Why is it important for parents to advocate for #oklaed at the state level?
  • djthoreson Jun 18 @ 9:11 PM EDT
    A1: To show it is not just whiny teachers - many are invested! It's not just $$$, it is our future. #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:09 PM EDT
      Q1) Why is it important for parents to advocate for #oklaed at the state level?
  • mcappsparks Jun 18 @ 9:11 PM EDT
    A1 among other things, larger number of parents than teachers--there's power in numbers #oklaed
  • sulphurmiddle Jun 18 @ 9:11 PM EDT
    A1 legislators have to know that educators are not the only ones dissatisfied. #oklaed
  • Lsooner2 Jun 18 @ 9:11 PM EDT
    A1) we need all voices advocating. Education affects all of us! #oklaed
  • watersenglish Jun 18 @ 9:11 PM EDT
    A1 Ts can only advocate after hours, off site. Ps can advocate at any time. Ps are often louder, too. #oklaed
  • coach57 Jun 18 @ 9:11 PM EDT
    Legislators sometimes look at educators similar to lobbyists so #OKlaed parents have more influence because they vote
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:09 PM EDT
      Q1) Why is it important for parents to advocate for #oklaed at the state level?
  • cakins0101 Jun 18 @ 9:11 PM EDT
    A1) Parents are the stakeholders. They are the "customers" and they are the taxpayers. #oklaed
  • vperezy Jun 18 @ 9:11 PM EDT
    A1 I feel like parents have more credit with #okleg than Ts #oklaed
  • allen_lehman Jun 18 @ 9:11 PM EDT
    A1 Parent advocacy lends credibility to our voices. Shows that consumers are pulling on same rope as providers. Powerful. #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 Jun 18 @ 9:11 PM EDT
    A1) #okleg seems to think we are making up all the issues we experience. Ps helping is a win/win #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:09 PM EDT
      Q1) Why is it important for parents to advocate for #oklaed at the state level?
  • MrStevenKerr Jun 18 @ 9:12 PM EDT
    A1:Ps have a vested interest in the future of their child's education, and if enough constituents complain, Politicians will listen #oklaed
  • watersenglish Jun 18 @ 9:12 PM EDT
    This is exactly what I was thinking, too. #okleg doesn't listen to Ts. #oklaed
    In reply to @vperezy
  • SethMeier Jun 18 @ 9:12 PM EDT
    A1) Parents should be viewed as a continually invested constituent to Pols. Puts a face to the issue. #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:09 PM EDT
      Q1) Why is it important for parents to advocate for #oklaed at the state level?
  • MrsHime Jun 18 @ 9:12 PM EDT
    A1: To show unity, that we are all working toward the same goals #oklaed
  • sarahbruehl Jun 18 @ 9:12 PM EDT
    A1) Parents should be the first in line! They are more invested in their child's education than anyone! #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:09 PM EDT
      Q1) Why is it important for parents to advocate for #oklaed at the state level?
  • StaceyRman Jun 18 @ 9:12 PM EDT
    A:1) The will listen to parents!! Especially those that vote. #oklaed
  • lindahaslerreid Jun 18 @ 9:12 PM EDT
    A1 Critical!Legislators take Ps more seriously as there's not the "self serving, self protecting" label put on advocacy by educators #oklaed
    In reply to @angmlittle
  • yankee_todd Jun 18 @ 9:12 PM EDT
    A1: We are equal partners in this game. Advocating for our students & public schools is our responsibility. #OklaEd
    • djthoreson Jun 18 @ 9:11 PM EDT
      A1: To show it is not just whiny teachers - many are invested! It's not just $$$, it is our future. #oklaed
      • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:09 PM EDT
        Q1) Why is it important for parents to advocate for #oklaed at the state level?
  • dougeb00 Jun 18 @ 9:12 PM EDT
    A1: #oklegs get tired of hearing from those of us in the biz issues need to be made real with parents voices #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:09 PM EDT
      Q1) Why is it important for parents to advocate for #oklaed at the state level?
  • WDTK33 Jun 18 @ 9:12 PM EDT
    A1 Stakeholders voices are powerful and should be heard by everybody, not just locally #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jun 18 @ 9:12 PM EDT
    A2 Ps and community members must voice the value they place on education...it's not just a teacher thing. #oklaed
  • bridgestyler Jun 18 @ 9:12 PM EDT
    A1: Because, being brutally honest, I think Ts & admin are seen as lobbyists by #okleg. Parents are real, passionate, & crucial. #oklaed
  • nancy_nwilliams Jun 18 @ 9:12 PM EDT
    A1 When legs know parents are concerned, they might push more for public schools. We educate the nation! #oklaed
  • JefferyCorbett Jun 18 @ 9:13 PM EDT
    A1) First, b/c they are #1 stakeholders; 2) they are seen as grassroots not prof org or union which is used (wrongly) to ignore #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:09 PM EDT
      Q1) Why is it important for parents to advocate for #oklaed at the state level?
  • Stv_Gilliland Jun 18 @ 9:13 PM EDT
    A1: Parents have a voice!! The quality of their students' education matters. #oklaed
  • kasnelson Jun 18 @ 9:13 PM EDT
    A1: as parents, we're our kids' #1 advocate. We know them the best & should speak up in instances when they can't! #oklaed #kidsdeserveit
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:09 PM EDT
      Q1) Why is it important for parents to advocate for #oklaed at the state level?
  • jefferson_first Jun 18 @ 9:13 PM EDT
    So glad I'm not the only one that feels this way. #oklaed has been silent for the past two days.
    In reply to @bakerleft
  • kriscoop80 Jun 18 @ 9:13 PM EDT
    Parents are equal partners in their child's education. #oklaed
  • thestephhinton Jun 18 @ 9:13 PM EDT
    A1) Parents advocating to #okleg adds an important voice to the table that has a crucial perspective #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Jun 18 @ 9:13 PM EDT
    A1) It's important for Ps to advocate b/c the ed of their child is important. We need to serve our Ps so they will partner with us. #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:09 PM EDT
      Q1) Why is it important for parents to advocate for #oklaed at the state level?
  • TurnerJoshuaD Jun 18 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    To be even more honest, not sure if teachers are even seen by #okleg anymore #oklaed
    In reply to @bridgestyler
  • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    A1) Because parents are seen as advocating for their child and not for a profession. #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Jun 18 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    A1: Parents are equal partners in their child's education. #oklaed
  • JefferyCorbett Jun 18 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    Unfortunately true it seems #oklaed
  • allen_lehman Jun 18 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    Oh lawd. This. #OklaEd
    • bridgestyler Jun 18 @ 9:12 PM EDT
      A1: Because, being brutally honest, I think Ts & admin are seen as lobbyists by #okleg. Parents are real, passionate, & crucial. #oklaed
  • sarahbruehl Jun 18 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    Sarah Bruehl here. Former teacher, Advocate for education #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Jun 18 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    A1: parents vote! Plus parents could reach others that #oklaed possibly misses when advocating for the kids. #oklaed
  • Biobellrocks Jun 18 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    A1: Parent voices are where the power lies. They are the advocates that are directly linked to their own children and to VOTES #oklaed
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    10 Lifestyle Tips that can Help College Freshman Save a lot of Money https://t.co/t4PuIYV8ld #hsgovchat #iaedchat #oklaed
  • andredaughty Jun 18 @ 9:15 PM EDT
    Can't stay tonight but wanted to drop in #oklaed and say Happy Father's Day to all fathers of students and children. #salute
  • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:15 PM EDT
    Q2) What does your district currently do to communicate state level issues to parents? #oklaed
  • MPSTechnology Jun 18 @ 9:16 PM EDT
    A1: what better partnership is there between Ps and Ts to advocate #oklegs to provide resources needed for the success of Ss. #oklaed
  • MrStevenKerr Jun 18 @ 9:16 PM EDT
    Thanks #oklaed for letting me stop by and joining in a little bit, but the little man is needed to be put to bed for the evening
  • KimberBlodgett Jun 18 @ 9:16 PM EDT
    #okleg assumes teachers have a selfish agenda, whereas parents are seen as just that. Wanting what is best for their child. #oklaed
  • sarahbruehl Jun 18 @ 9:16 PM EDT
    Agreed #oklaed
    • TurnerJoshuaD Jun 18 @ 9:14 PM EDT
      To be even more honest, not sure if teachers are even seen by #okleg anymore #oklaed
      In reply to @bridgestyler
  • JefferyCorbett Jun 18 @ 9:16 PM EDT
    @OklahomaPTA are you listening?? #OklaEd
    • Biobellrocks Jun 18 @ 9:14 PM EDT
      A1: Parent voices are where the power lies. They are the advocates that are directly linked to their own children and to VOTES #oklaed
  • vperezy Jun 18 @ 9:16 PM EDT
    A2 What doesn't my district do? I mean, @coach57 & @bridgestyler opened my mind to the a new level of activism/parent advocacy. #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Jun 18 @ 9:17 PM EDT
    A2: Social Media and News. Heck with have the @okeducation @grendelrick as our head!! #oklaed
  • coach57 Jun 18 @ 9:17 PM EDT
    Not enough; #cpsreds are active on twitter and other social media. Some of our parents are active in PLAC #OKLAED
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:15 PM EDT
      Q2) What does your district currently do to communicate state level issues to parents? #oklaed
  • MrsHime Jun 18 @ 9:17 PM EDT
  • TParks Jun 18 @ 9:17 PM EDT
    Yay #OklaEd - one of the large delegations at @codeorg #TeacherCon @hadip Let the fun begin! @TeachCode
  • TurnerJoshuaD Jun 18 @ 9:17 PM EDT
    A2) Pretty good at getting info out through social media, also being present at events to spread the word. #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:15 PM EDT
      Q2) What does your district currently do to communicate state level issues to parents? #oklaed
  • dougeb00 Jun 18 @ 9:17 PM EDT
    A2: Letters to the editor, radio interviews and presentations to civic clubs about #oklaed
    In reply to @angmlittle
  • kasnelson Jun 18 @ 9:17 PM EDT
    A2: our superintendent puts info in the local paper, we share at local chamber meetings & utilize social media to inform community #oklaed
  • allen_lehman Jun 18 @ 9:18 PM EDT
    A2) Our sup't did a nice job with e-newsletters and such. The real opportunity to communicate lies in social media. #oklaed
  • lindahaslerreid Jun 18 @ 9:18 PM EDT
    A2 We have a very active PLAC Parent Legislative Action Committee which visits the Capitol frequently as a group during session #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:15 PM EDT
      Q2) What does your district currently do to communicate state level issues to parents? #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Jun 18 @ 9:18 PM EDT
    A2 occasionally our supt does a video update, etc., but historically our district has flown below the radar on most state issues #oklaed
  • StaceyRman Jun 18 @ 9:18 PM EDT
    A:2) Our district PTA Council provides great resources and opportunities that are distributed to all of our parents #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:15 PM EDT
      Q2) What does your district currently do to communicate state level issues to parents? #oklaed
  • SethMeier Jun 18 @ 9:18 PM EDT
    A2) @MoorePublicSch put out this excellent video awhile back #oklaed https://t.co/A2CiQr35Je
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:15 PM EDT
      Q2) What does your district currently do to communicate state level issues to parents? #oklaed
  • allen_lehman Jun 18 @ 9:18 PM EDT
    This is awesome. #oklaed
    • lindahaslerreid Jun 18 @ 9:18 PM EDT
      A2 We have a very active PLAC Parent Legislative Action Committee which visits the Capitol frequently as a group during session #oklaed
      • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:15 PM EDT
        Q2) What does your district currently do to communicate state level issues to parents? #oklaed
  • Stv_Gilliland Jun 18 @ 9:18 PM EDT
    A2: Social media #oklaed
  • WDTK33 Jun 18 @ 9:18 PM EDT
    A2 That I am aware of, nothing besides discussions covered in the Board minutes in our local newspaper #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Jun 18 @ 9:19 PM EDT
    A2: Social Media and News. Heck we have the @okeducation @grendelrick as our head in Mid-Del!! #oklaed #oklaed
  • Lsooner2 Jun 18 @ 9:19 PM EDT
    A2) I visit w our Admin but I don't think schools do this very well. Maybe there are concerns about being seen as "political"? #oklaed
  • ebarnes73 Jun 18 @ 9:19 PM EDT
    I feel like our school does a pretty good job at reaching out to parents and letting them know how the bills will affect us. #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:15 PM EDT
      Q2) What does your district currently do to communicate state level issues to parents? #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Jun 18 @ 9:19 PM EDT
    A2 fortunately, we're moving away from flying under the radar on important issues #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Jun 18 @ 9:19 PM EDT
    A2) I believe my district sends out communications, and our Superintendent has spoken out via the media, but we could do more. #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:15 PM EDT
      Q2) What does your district currently do to communicate state level issues to parents? #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jun 18 @ 9:19 PM EDT
    A2 Social media, Moore Council PTA reports & shares at meetings and social media...we all need to do more to be more effective,#oklaed
  • bridgestyler Jun 18 @ 9:19 PM EDT
    #cpsreds rocks. Big social media presence, PLAC email, community convo's, #okleg breakfasts, Capitol visits, active school board,...#oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:15 PM EDT
      Q2) What does your district currently do to communicate state level issues to parents? #oklaed
  • JefferyCorbett Jun 18 @ 9:20 PM EDT
    They visit with #PTA leaders from every school at city-wide meeting monthly. #OklaEd
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:15 PM EDT
      Q2) What does your district currently do to communicate state level issues to parents? #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Jun 18 @ 9:20 PM EDT
    A2: the district I am leaving would sent out letters to parents and post updates on their website. #oklaed
  • Biobellrocks Jun 18 @ 9:20 PM EDT
    What she said! Are sup. ROCKS!! #oklaed
    In reply to @kriscoop80, @okeducation, @grendelrick
  • joy4ok Jun 18 @ 9:20 PM EDT
    #HappyFathersDay Joy Hofmeister-State Supt Joining tonight's #oklaed chat a bit late. Great topic! @angmlittle #ParentEngagementπŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸ‘ͺ
  • ebarnes73 Jun 18 @ 9:20 PM EDT
    A2 Cont: Weve even made up postcards with SQ or bill and asked Ps to write a line or two and our Supt spends own $ to mail them #oklaed
  • MPSTechnology Jun 18 @ 9:20 PM EDT
    Yes, but I believe that has shifted dramatically in the past couple of years. #oklaed
    In reply to @mcappsparks
  • dougeb00 Jun 18 @ 9:20 PM EDT
    A2 Oh yeah, social media! Facebook and Twitter #oklaed
  • Stv_Gilliland Jun 18 @ 9:20 PM EDT
    And the news. Our Supt has made several news appearances #oklaed
  • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:21 PM EDT
    Q3) Do you feel like getting parents informed on these issues is a priority for your district? Why or why not? #oklaed
  • bridgestyler Jun 18 @ 9:21 PM EDT
    If not #oklaed, then who. If not right now, then when. #Solutions #DoWork
  • JefferyCorbett Jun 18 @ 9:21 PM EDT
    Love to hear this! @OklahomaPTA #OklaEd
    • StaceyRman Jun 18 @ 9:18 PM EDT
      A:2) Our district PTA Council provides great resources and opportunities that are distributed to all of our parents #oklaed
      • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:15 PM EDT
        Q2) What does your district currently do to communicate state level issues to parents? #oklaed
  • StaceyRman Jun 18 @ 9:21 PM EDT
    A:2) PTA also hosts as many local legislators in forums, debates and events as we can get #oklaed
  • sulphurmiddle Jun 18 @ 9:21 PM EDT
    A2. Sulphur's Superintendent relays relavent information to local civic organizations weekly. #oklaed
  • WDTK33 Jun 18 @ 9:22 PM EDT
    A3 Absolutely it is important. An informed public is crucial and most of the time the public is misinformed on education topics #oklaed
  • ShelbyJr3 Jun 18 @ 9:22 PM EDT
    A3) more so! Bc it has to be. Ts have been ignored too long and it's time to change the votes #OklaEd
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:21 PM EDT
      Q3) Do you feel like getting parents informed on these issues is a priority for your district? Why or why not? #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Jun 18 @ 9:22 PM EDT
    A3: Absolutely!! Working together is the only option #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:21 PM EDT
      Q3) Do you feel like getting parents informed on these issues is a priority for your district? Why or why not? #oklaed
  • bridgestyler Jun 18 @ 9:22 PM EDT
    A3: Short answer: YES. #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:21 PM EDT
      Q3) Do you feel like getting parents informed on these issues is a priority for your district? Why or why not? #oklaed
  • dougeb00 Jun 18 @ 9:23 PM EDT
    A2 also hosted a legislative luncheon for the community #oklaed
  • Stv_Gilliland Jun 18 @ 9:23 PM EDT
    A3: Yes, their vote and voice matter. #oklaed
  • thestephhinton Jun 18 @ 9:23 PM EDT
    A3) yes! It is a priority. #oklaed
  • coach57 Jun 18 @ 9:23 PM EDT
    We have to keep parents active and informed. If we must get the public ed parents vocal and voting #OKlaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:21 PM EDT
      Q3) Do you feel like getting parents informed on these issues is a priority for your district? Why or why not? #oklaed
  • jcroisant3 Jun 18 @ 9:23 PM EDT
    A2 I don't have time to sit idly. Between fighting for schools and time with family lost during the year, I'm always moving forward.#Oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Jun 18 @ 9:23 PM EDT
    A3: I feel like it was a priority. My super tried to keep everyone in the know. It keeps from having confusion and frustration. #oklaed
  • JefferyCorbett Jun 18 @ 9:23 PM EDT
    πŸ‘πŸ» #TulsaPTAC showing @OklahomaPTA units and councils what they can do to be great advocates for #OklaEd
    • StaceyRman Jun 18 @ 9:21 PM EDT
      A:2) PTA also hosts as many local legislators in forums, debates and events as we can get #oklaed
  • TurnerJoshuaD Jun 18 @ 9:23 PM EDT
    A3) Most definitely, we know that if we don't stand up and advocate for our Ss than we'll lose the battle. Got to grow the army! #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:21 PM EDT
      Q3) Do you feel like getting parents informed on these issues is a priority for your district? Why or why not? #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jun 18 @ 9:23 PM EDT
    I feel like part of our problem is building community and getting parents truly invested..#oklaed
    In reply to @MPSTechnology, @mcappsparks
  • nancy_nwilliams Jun 18 @ 9:23 PM EDT
    A2 Our Supt. talked to various civic groups and followed up with a write up in the paper. #oklaed
  • lindahaslerreid Jun 18 @ 9:24 PM EDT
    A3 Definitely. Admin are encouraged to attend monthly PLAC(Parent Legislative Action); Supt attends each school's monthly PTAG #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:21 PM EDT
      Q3) Do you feel like getting parents informed on these issues is a priority for your district? Why or why not? #oklaed
  • bridgestyler Jun 18 @ 9:24 PM EDT
    A3: The 'why' is always about the kids. #oklaed benefits from parent involvement & passion. Our schools & our state need the people.
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:21 PM EDT
      Q3) Do you feel like getting parents informed on these issues is a priority for your district? Why or why not? #oklaed
  • Biobellrocks Jun 18 @ 9:24 PM EDT
    A3: There is so much "extra" that clogs up #okleg, it's difficult sometimes for parents to know what directly effects their kids. #oklaed
  • Lsooner2 Jun 18 @ 9:24 PM EDT
    A3) should absolutely be a priority, as parents we need this info to be better advocates for public ed!!! Thank god for #oklaed Sunday chat
  • StaceyRman Jun 18 @ 9:24 PM EDT
    Q:3) I think it is most often directed through PTA, maybe it should be a more concerted effort from the district...#oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:21 PM EDT
      Q3) Do you feel like getting parents informed on these issues is a priority for your district? Why or why not? #oklaed
  • MPSTechnology Jun 18 @ 9:24 PM EDT
    a3:Yes, PTA and Ts have taken up the call beautifully! social media has been a major impact on spreading the word, good and bad. #oklaed
  • chigbeeOKC Jun 18 @ 9:24 PM EDT
    A3 Absolutely, public education is the responsibility of everyone and it effects everyone. #oklaed
  • SethMeier Jun 18 @ 9:24 PM EDT
    A3) With our words being twisted & used against us so frequently, I understand why districts shy away from being "loud" about issues #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:21 PM EDT
      Q3) Do you feel like getting parents informed on these issues is a priority for your district? Why or why not? #oklaed
  • MrsHime Jun 18 @ 9:24 PM EDT
    A3: Informing Ps w/correct info is crucial & ness. to be united #oklaed
  • allen_lehman Jun 18 @ 9:25 PM EDT
    A3) The communication was regular and consistent. Social media is important. Have to energize our patrons. #OklaEd
  • jlreed2011 Jun 18 @ 9:25 PM EDT
    A3) It is a priority so Ps see how the laws affect them, but they have a responsibility to be informed too. Politicians are also Ps #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:21 PM EDT
      Q3) Do you feel like getting parents informed on these issues is a priority for your district? Why or why not? #oklaed
  • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:25 PM EDT
    Q4) Does your community hold townhalls to educate the general public about the current crisis our public schools are in? How often? #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jun 18 @ 9:26 PM EDT
    A3 Yes...but it's a challenge for a large district. We have to be consistent and diligent in sharing our story & building community. #oklaed
  • JefferyCorbett Jun 18 @ 9:26 PM EDT
    TRUTH, plus you have to understand Capitol-ese #OklaEd
    • Biobellrocks Jun 18 @ 9:24 PM EDT
      A3: There is so much "extra" that clogs up #okleg, it's difficult sometimes for parents to know what directly effects their kids. #oklaed
  • ebarnes73 Jun 18 @ 9:26 PM EDT
    A3: when it keeps us from being able to impact our Ss, heck yes they do! Need to pick our battles tho, we are already hated even in #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:21 PM EDT
      Q3) Do you feel like getting parents informed on these issues is a priority for your district? Why or why not? #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Jun 18 @ 9:26 PM EDT
    I think it's important for admin to realize a meeting discussing budget cuts is necessary. Something's can't be an email. #oklaed
  • sarahbruehl Jun 18 @ 9:26 PM EDT
    when we would have community/parent nights, it's pulling teeth to get Ts to come. If Ts are invested, Ps aren't either #oklaed
  • ghsclick Jun 18 @ 9:27 PM EDT
    #OKlaEd I think more training is needed in this area--BOE and supt
  • kriscoop80 Jun 18 @ 9:27 PM EDT
    A4: Mid-Del has held a couple at each of the high schools #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:25 PM EDT
      Q4) Does your community hold townhalls to educate the general public about the current crisis our public schools are in? How often? #oklaed
  • JefferyCorbett Jun 18 @ 9:27 PM EDT
    A4) Haven't seen it, but they need to #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:25 PM EDT
      Q4) Does your community hold townhalls to educate the general public about the current crisis our public schools are in? How often? #oklaed
  • coach57 Jun 18 @ 9:28 PM EDT
    Legislative breakfasts plus local paper does a great job of keeping public informed #OKlaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:25 PM EDT
      Q4) Does your community hold townhalls to educate the general public about the current crisis our public schools are in? How often? #oklaed
  • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:28 PM EDT
    Q4b) If not, would you be willing to step up and do this in your area? #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Jun 18 @ 9:28 PM EDT
    A4) IDK but I am planning to organize community meetings once a quarter at my school for the local stakeholders to be informed #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:25 PM EDT
      Q4) Does your community hold townhalls to educate the general public about the current crisis our public schools are in? How often? #oklaed
  • jcroisant3 Jun 18 @ 9:29 PM EDT
    A2 I feel my large district is very vocal in letting our community know through multiple media formats the deficiencies in #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Jun 18 @ 9:29 PM EDT
    And the message must be crafted carefully & relayed through a variety of methods to reach as many parents and patrons as possible. #oklaed
    In reply to @room20awesome
  • TurnerJoshuaD Jun 18 @ 9:29 PM EDT
    A4) There have been several town halls in the past few years regarding support for #Oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:25 PM EDT
      Q4) Does your community hold townhalls to educate the general public about the current crisis our public schools are in? How often? #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Jun 18 @ 9:29 PM EDT
    A4: to my knowledge my former district did not hold townhalls. #Oklaed this may be something they should look at starting.
  • lindahaslerreid Jun 18 @ 9:29 PM EDT
    A4 PLAC meets monthly & we host a town hall jointly w/ Tulsa area PLAC w/ an elected officials Q&A panel at min. 1x annually. #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:25 PM EDT
      Q4) Does your community hold townhalls to educate the general public about the current crisis our public schools are in? How often? #oklaed
  • allen_lehman Jun 18 @ 9:29 PM EDT
    A4) There is a big group that meets in Norman. A little ashamed that the name escapes me. Anyone? #OklaEd
  • Biobellrocks Jun 18 @ 9:29 PM EDT
    A4: Mid-Del does, but I feel attendance isn't always good. Frankly life just interferes, parents often just don't make the time #oklaed
  • thestephhinton Jun 18 @ 9:30 PM EDT
    A4) yes! Especially around big decisions that will impact the community, like @KimberBlodgett said somethings can't be emailed #OklaEd
  • jcroisant3 Jun 18 @ 9:30 PM EDT
    A3 Parents are the key to everything. They have the most impact on legislators, if they reach out with their personal stories. #oklaed
  • Lsooner2 Jun 18 @ 9:30 PM EDT
    A4) yes, I've attended norman Plac and @OklahomaWatch townhall, also get info from @OKPolicy community town halls are important!! #oklaed
  • Bhayes72 Jun 18 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    Brian Hayes Glenpool Middle's Choir person. Here's my old man who passed away in 2015. Greatest Dad ever! #oklaed
  • StaceyRman Jun 18 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    A:4) Back in the day there was an annual forum to share the funding formula, etc with the CFO...#oklaed
  • MPSTechnology Jun 18 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    Ps get pulled in so many directions for their time and energy. For me, its "one more thing" even though I know its important. #oklaed
    In reply to @room20awesome, @mcappsparks
  • MrsHime Jun 18 @ 9:32 PM EDT
    A4: Leglative breakfasts, public is invited #oklaed
  • ChadChadcwm Jun 18 @ 9:32 PM EDT
    A4- our town hasn't discussed meeting for crisis situations either but great idea #Oklaed
  • allen_lehman Jun 18 @ 9:32 PM EDT
    This. Unfortunately it isn't important until it is too late. I am among the worst offenders. #oklaed
    • Biobellrocks Jun 18 @ 9:29 PM EDT
      A4: Mid-Del does, but I feel attendance isn't always good. Frankly life just interferes, parents often just don't make the time #oklaed
  • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:33 PM EDT
    Q5) What issues do you feel parents are most passionate about when it comes to their child's education? #oklaed
  • joy4ok Jun 18 @ 9:33 PM EDT
    A3) #FamilyEngagement is critical 4student success. Building a culture of trust&respect means every encounter w/school, teacher is πŸ— #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:21 PM EDT
      Q3) Do you feel like getting parents informed on these issues is a priority for your district? Why or why not? #oklaed
  • MPSTechnology Jun 18 @ 9:33 PM EDT
    2. Ps are invested as much as they can, I think. Could we all do more... Yuppers! Hard to ask them to give up Hrs =$ for fam. #oklaed
    In reply to @room20awesome, @mcappsparks
  • Stv_Gilliland Jun 18 @ 9:33 PM EDT
    True statement!! #oklaed
    In reply to @ebarnes73, @MPSTechnology, @room20awesome, @mcappsparks, @ClaudiaSwisher, @angmlittle, @BlueCerealEduc
  • Bhayes72 Jun 18 @ 9:33 PM EDT
    A1. Parent's must do the maj. of the talking because a, they're the voters and b, #okleg isn't that worried about ts in general. #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Jun 18 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    A5: grades! #oklaed (not being snarky, just my experience)
  • thestephhinton Jun 18 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    A5) Quality, equity, consistency in quality, and their child's feelings of safety and security at school #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Jun 18 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    A5: Easy, Parents want what is best for their child. Top Teachers, Top resources, Top Programs and more.#oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:33 PM EDT
      Q5) What issues do you feel parents are most passionate about when it comes to their child's education? #oklaed
  • TurnerJoshuaD Jun 18 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    A5) Safety and Security, then instruction. #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:33 PM EDT
      Q5) What issues do you feel parents are most passionate about when it comes to their child's education? #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jun 18 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    So much truth. We have to think outside the box and find creative ways to draw them in! #OklaEd
    • Biobellrocks Jun 18 @ 9:29 PM EDT
      A4: Mid-Del does, but I feel attendance isn't always good. Frankly life just interferes, parents often just don't make the time #oklaed
  • coach57 Jun 18 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    Keeping the state out of decisions that should be made by parents #OKlaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:33 PM EDT
      Q5) What issues do you feel parents are most passionate about when it comes to their child's education? #oklaed
  • lindahaslerreid Jun 18 @ 9:35 PM EDT
    A5) Class size, program cuts (band, athletics) resonate with parents #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:33 PM EDT
      Q5) What issues do you feel parents are most passionate about when it comes to their child's education? #oklaed
  • jcroisant3 Jun 18 @ 9:35 PM EDT
    A4 I feel there are plenty of forums, but I'm not sure the passion and anger from these forums is making it to the Capitol #oklaed
  • chigbeeOKC Jun 18 @ 9:35 PM EDT
    A5: That their Ss education prepares them sufficiently to do well anywhere and the climate of the school...low turnover etc. #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Jun 18 @ 9:35 PM EDT
    Also I'm not sure we always make it as clear as we could that we need their help on these state-level issues. #oklaed
    In reply to @MPSTechnology, @room20awesome
  • Bhayes72 Jun 18 @ 9:35 PM EDT
    A2) Our Supt. had 2 open forum meetings addressing the budget crisis here in Ok. and Glenpool Public. Many got the message!!#oklaed
  • ebarnes73 Jun 18 @ 9:36 PM EDT
    A5: Is it best 4 THEIR kid. Does S have access to Ts that like them? Do they have current info&tech? Are we falling farther behind? #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:33 PM EDT
      Q5) What issues do you feel parents are most passionate about when it comes to their child's education? #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Jun 18 @ 9:36 PM EDT
    A5) IME Ps are most passionate about opportunities given to their child or that may be cut with the budget, but discipline ranks too #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:33 PM EDT
      Q5) What issues do you feel parents are most passionate about when it comes to their child's education? #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jun 18 @ 9:36 PM EDT
    Exactly how I feel...I can't be everywhere! No parent can! #oklaed
    In reply to @MPSTechnology, @mcappsparks
  • Lsooner2 Jun 18 @ 9:36 PM EDT
    Q5) I'm most passionate about #speced and IDEA, and since pub schools educate/accept ALL children, I ❀️ public schools!!! #oklaed
  • sarahbruehl Jun 18 @ 9:37 PM EDT
    Standards and class size. They want to know why their kids can't balance a checkbook, count back change, tell time. #oklaed
  • Stv_Gilliland Jun 18 @ 9:37 PM EDT
    A5: They want their schools to be a safe place that offers their student(s) the best educational experience possible #oklaed
  • WDTK33 Jun 18 @ 9:37 PM EDT
    A4 No #oklaed
  • allen_lehman Jun 18 @ 9:38 PM EDT
    A5) The majority of parents seem to just want what is best for their child. They want fairness, opportunity, and accountability. #oklaed
  • Bhayes72 Jun 18 @ 9:38 PM EDT
    A3) It's imperative that parents know what's going on in not only their schools but all OK schools as well. Gotta make a change! #oklaed
  • JefferyCorbett Jun 18 @ 9:38 PM EDT
    A5) High-quality teachers and how much testing is the focus on our schools that only serves to stress-out our kids #OklaEd
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:33 PM EDT
      Q5) What issues do you feel parents are most passionate about when it comes to their child's education? #oklaed
  • Lsooner2 Jun 18 @ 9:38 PM EDT
    Maybe we need to have the next town hall AT the Capitol!!! #takeittothem #oklaed
    • jcroisant3 Jun 18 @ 9:35 PM EDT
      A4 I feel there are plenty of forums, but I'm not sure the passion and anger from these forums is making it to the Capitol #oklaed
  • ChadChadcwm Jun 18 @ 9:38 PM EDT
    A5- in my experience is has varied from grades to fairness in discipline #oklaed
  • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:38 PM EDT
    A5) The issue that woke me up was the 3rd grade retention testing. It put unneeded stress and anxiety on my children. #oklaed
  • allen_lehman Jun 18 @ 9:39 PM EDT
    Yup. #oklaed
    • Bhayes72 Jun 18 @ 9:38 PM EDT
      A3) It's imperative that parents know what's going on in not only their schools but all OK schools as well. Gotta make a change! #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jun 18 @ 9:39 PM EDT
    A5a For early elementary...parent are most concerned with 3rd grade testing.#oklaed
  • mcappsparks Jun 18 @ 9:39 PM EDT
    And I'm not sure we give them enough concrete info to empower them to be advocates for public ed #oklaed
    In reply to @MPSTechnology, @room20awesome
  • MPSTechnology Jun 18 @ 9:39 PM EDT
    A5: As a parent: Be firm, fair, and consistent when working with Ss. Be bold enough to say we messed up and correct it. #oklaed
  • WDTK33 Jun 18 @ 9:39 PM EDT
    A5 Sadly, just a grade. I try to encourage Ps to see education as a big picture of molding competency in life, not a grade #oklaed
  • Bhayes72 Jun 18 @ 9:40 PM EDT
    A4) Had 2 meetings last year. Many angry parents after hearing the facts. Led to bond issue being passed at 83%. #oklaed
  • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:40 PM EDT
    Q6) How can we get more parents not only engaged but passionate about advocating for #oklaed?
  • Biobellrocks Jun 18 @ 9:40 PM EDT
    A5: Parents respond to what they hear is directly impacting their children. We need to be sure the voice/media they hear is truth #oklaed
  • JefferyCorbett Jun 18 @ 9:40 PM EDT
    Teach them to read then teach them to succeed #oklaed -- now if #OKleg would give #Oklaed the tool$ to do that!
    • chigbeeOKC Jun 18 @ 9:35 PM EDT
      A5: That their Ss education prepares them sufficiently to do well anywhere and the climate of the school...low turnover etc. #oklaed
  • allen_lehman Jun 18 @ 9:40 PM EDT
    For the win! #oklaed
    • Bhayes72 Jun 18 @ 9:40 PM EDT
      A4) Had 2 meetings last year. Many angry parents after hearing the facts. Led to bond issue being passed at 83%. #oklaed
  • MrsHime Jun 18 @ 9:41 PM EDT
    A5: Safety, trust, relationships #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jun 18 @ 9:41 PM EDT
    A5b After seeing their kiddos in larger classes because of budget cut, and T shortage, more parents are concerned w/teacher pay. #oklaed
  • sarahbruehl Jun 18 @ 9:41 PM EDT
    And resumes...but that's coming more from the business side. #oklaed
    In reply to @onea8582
  • Bhayes72 Jun 18 @ 9:41 PM EDT
    A5) School funding, teacher pay, and the number of teachers leaving OK. When a great T leaves, folks in that district get angry. #oklaed
  • kriscoop80 Jun 18 @ 9:41 PM EDT
    A6: Keep asking! #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:40 PM EDT
      Q6) How can we get more parents not only engaged but passionate about advocating for #oklaed?
  • JefferyCorbett Jun 18 @ 9:42 PM EDT
    It's not rocket science (but some of us like rocket science too!) #oklaed
    • allen_lehman Jun 18 @ 9:38 PM EDT
      A5) The majority of parents seem to just want what is best for their child. They want fairness, opportunity, and accountability. #oklaed
  • TurnerJoshuaD Jun 18 @ 9:42 PM EDT
    A6) show them results! Everyone likes when they can actually see they are making a difference! #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:40 PM EDT
      Q6) How can we get more parents not only engaged but passionate about advocating for #oklaed?
  • mcappsparks Jun 18 @ 9:42 PM EDT
    A6 information is key! If parents don't know the situation, they can't advocate effectively. Also maybe training how to advocate? #oklaed
  • thestephhinton Jun 18 @ 9:42 PM EDT
    A6) I think that it is important that we encourage parents, equip them with knowledge, and work together #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jun 18 @ 9:42 PM EDT
    How do we change this? Where do we go from here? #OklaEd
    In reply to @mcappsparks, @MPSTechnology
  • Bhayes72 Jun 18 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    A6) ALL schools need public forums ecery year to keep parents up to date with the goings on. More informed voters change the path!!! #oklaed
  • JefferyCorbett Jun 18 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    It is so time to make 3rd grade retention a part of Oklahoma history! #Oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:38 PM EDT
      A5) The issue that woke me up was the 3rd grade retention testing. It put unneeded stress and anxiety on my children. #oklaed
  • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    A6) We need to give more examples of how these issues affect their children specifically. How it trickles down. #oklaed
  • StaceyRman Jun 18 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    A:6) It needs to phrased in the positive. Too often comes off like complaining, should be empowering #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:40 PM EDT
      Q6) How can we get more parents not only engaged but passionate about advocating for #oklaed?
  • KimberBlodgett Jun 18 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    A6:it starts w/ us being positive on social media, at school, in the community. If we are negative it is contagious & Ps catch on. #oklaed
  • chigbeeOKC Jun 18 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    A6: That's a great ? I would have thought at this point parents would be livid at the lack of response with the #oklaleg #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Jun 18 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    A6) We can invite Ps to be part of our decision team; much like our leadership team or PBIS team. Involvement sparks motivation #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:40 PM EDT
      Q6) How can we get more parents not only engaged but passionate about advocating for #oklaed?
  • Stv_Gilliland Jun 18 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    A6: Continue to give parents the opportunity to get involved. Develop working relationships with parents #oklaed
  • vperezy Jun 18 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    Awesome SO brought me hot dogs so I could eat and in do #oklaed chat. He knows what happens at 8 pm every Sunday.
  • thestephhinton Jun 18 @ 9:44 PM EDT
    A6) I also think it is vital that we engage a wide and diverse grp of Ps. All Ps want great ed opportunities for their Ss #oklaed
  • ChadChadcwm Jun 18 @ 9:44 PM EDT
    A6- I think we need to be more transparent about our educational goals and encourage collaboration with the parents #oklaed
    In reply to @angmlittle
  • allen_lehman Jun 18 @ 9:44 PM EDT
    A6) I see it happening. Even the most ideologically pure are seeing that nobody benefits from starving public ed. Change is afoot. #oklaed
  • MPSTechnology Jun 18 @ 9:44 PM EDT
    A6: Feed the passion in a few, let it grow. Keep it fed even when their kids are out of the system. Still part of community. #oklaed
  • lindahaslerreid Jun 18 @ 9:44 PM EDT
    A6 Social media mass sharing of 1-page flashy info graphics on funding stats, etc., make an impact, but how do we follow up? #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:40 PM EDT
      Q6) How can we get more parents not only engaged but passionate about advocating for #oklaed?
  • KimberBlodgett Jun 18 @ 9:44 PM EDT
    A6: if I act like I hate my job at school my Ss see that, tell their Ps, and they wonder why. Be a positive advocate and mentor. #oklaed
  • dougeb00 Jun 18 @ 9:44 PM EDT
    A6 Good question #oklaed my problem seems to be be changing the perception of #oklaed 1st then inspire to advocacy
    In reply to @angmlittle
  • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    A6) Celebrate their involvement and never tell them they shouldn't speak out because they are "non-educators". #oklaed
  • JefferyCorbett Jun 18 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    A6) it takes dialogue and meeting them where they are. Not every parent can meet in the day, or get away -- Use tech & soc media #OklaEd
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:40 PM EDT
      Q6) How can we get more parents not only engaged but passionate about advocating for #oklaed?
  • Biobellrocks Jun 18 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    A6: I like the idea of public forums, and they should be as close to election dates as possible. How votes are cast. Keepin it fresh #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jun 18 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    A6 We have to invite them in & build community. Give them something to be passionate about! #oklaed
  • vperezy Jun 18 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    A6 Providing childcare is a important, even transportation if possible. Or holding meetings in neighborhoods or neutral places. #oklaed
    • thestephhinton Jun 18 @ 9:44 PM EDT
      A6) I also think it is vital that we engage a wide and diverse grp of Ps. All Ps want great ed opportunities for their Ss #oklaed
  • allen_lehman Jun 18 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    This is a big, big deal. Ss know which teachers like to teach and which teachers don't. They talk about it. #oklaed
    • KimberBlodgett Jun 18 @ 9:44 PM EDT
      A6: if I act like I hate my job at school my Ss see that, tell their Ps, and they wonder why. Be a positive advocate and mentor. #oklaed
  • WDTK33 Jun 18 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    A6 inform, inform, inform...if they know how truly bad things are, and how awesome our Ts are, they will become our biggest asset #oklaed
  • JefferyCorbett Jun 18 @ 9:46 PM EDT
    .@OklahomaPTA members and leaders, this is where you can be the difference for your community! #Oklaed
    • Biobellrocks Jun 18 @ 9:40 PM EDT
      A5: Parents respond to what they hear is directly impacting their children. We need to be sure the voice/media they hear is truth #oklaed
  • thestephhinton Jun 18 @ 9:46 PM EDT
    Oh wow, I got off on my numbering :) #oklaed #ithappens
  • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:46 PM EDT
    Q7) Do you feel parents in your area are fully aware of the funding issues within #oklaed? Why or why not?
  • thestephhinton Jun 18 @ 9:46 PM EDT
    Yes! And possible. It takes more work but is necessary if we want to ensure parents have the opportunity to be heard #oklaed
    In reply to @vperezy
  • sarahbruehl Jun 18 @ 9:47 PM EDT
    Teachers have to include parents in the learning process first. They have to trust teachers, schools, the system to advocate! #oklaed
  • Lsooner2 Jun 18 @ 9:47 PM EDT
    A6) give them the tools to advocate (training, info, etc) and acknowledge they are needed and part of the solution. #teamwork #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jun 18 @ 9:47 PM EDT
    A6 PTA can play an import role in connecting school, parents and community...get involved and connect! #oklaed
  • sulphurmiddle Jun 18 @ 9:47 PM EDT
    A6 Accentuate the positive so heavily they would be devastated to lose it for their children. #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Jun 18 @ 9:47 PM EDT
    A6- building positive relationships with parents first, than asking for support. It's about their kids not the adults #oklaed
  • Bhayes72 Jun 18 @ 9:47 PM EDT
    A7) If there are no town forums, then no. What they hear is the bias from both sides leading to confusion. School must provide facts #oklaed
  • vperezy Jun 18 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    I bet some of the best parents advocates start out because they don't trust the system. #oklaed
    • sarahbruehl Jun 18 @ 9:47 PM EDT
      Teachers have to include parents in the learning process first. They have to trust teachers, schools, the system to advocate! #oklaed
  • JefferyCorbett Jun 18 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    Yes, please! The parents want to be involved--but for many it's not their field or comfort-zone. They need your guidance #oklaed
    • Stv_Gilliland Jun 18 @ 9:43 PM EDT
      A6: Continue to give parents the opportunity to get involved. Develop working relationships with parents #oklaed
  • Stv_Gilliland Jun 18 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    A7: Aware of it...yes. Totally understand it...no. #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Jun 18 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    A7) IDK b/c I'm new to my school, but at my previous school I think there is a disconnect that is due to culture and language #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:46 PM EDT
      Q7) Do you feel parents in your area are fully aware of the funding issues within #oklaed? Why or why not?
  • ebarnes73 Jun 18 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    A6: Brutally, Ps are leaving their schools to @EpicCharter because they are able to get more say. Maybe thats how theyre advocating? #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:40 PM EDT
      Q6) How can we get more parents not only engaged but passionate about advocating for #oklaed?
  • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    Q8) As a parent, I see T's as my partners in shaping my childrens' lives. Do parents feel the same in your district? Explain. #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jun 18 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    Agreed...schools and PTA need to be sensitive to this. We limit involvement by not having a broad scope! #oklaed
    In reply to @JefferyCorbett
  • allen_lehman Jun 18 @ 9:49 PM EDT
    A7) School finance is confusing. Hard to explain to some why the bond issue paid for the new stadium but salaries are still low. #OklaEd
  • sulphurmiddle Jun 18 @ 9:49 PM EDT
    A7. Sulphur parents are very aware but our school has held on financially through the cuts so far. No panic yet! #oklaed
  • WDTK33 Jun 18 @ 9:49 PM EDT
    A7 I feel that they know things are not good, but maybe not the true extent of how terrible it is #oklaed
  • StaceyRman Jun 18 @ 9:49 PM EDT
    A:7) Yes & no. School funding is a little complicated, most know there is less $ but not why or how to change things. #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:46 PM EDT
      Q7) Do you feel parents in your area are fully aware of the funding issues within #oklaed? Why or why not?
  • TurnerJoshuaD Jun 18 @ 9:49 PM EDT
    A7) yes for the most part #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:46 PM EDT
      Q7) Do you feel parents in your area are fully aware of the funding issues within #oklaed? Why or why not?
  • mcappsparks Jun 18 @ 9:49 PM EDT
    A8 some are aware but Ts are good at "making do" in our classrooms. Plus fewer people watch local news/read papers. Lots don't know. #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Jun 18 @ 9:49 PM EDT
    A7 - aware yes. Understanding is different it's difficult to understand all of the dif funding sources. Bonds vs salaries, etc #oklaed
  • thestephhinton Jun 18 @ 9:50 PM EDT
    I agree, and misunderstanding sometimes leads Ps and the community to believe that funds are being mismanaged #oklaed
    In reply to @allen_lehman
  • Lsooner2 Jun 18 @ 9:50 PM EDT
    A7) yes and no, but I don't think they feel empowered to act #oklaed
  • AprilStobbe Jun 18 @ 9:50 PM EDT
    Q5/6. Sadly many parents are concerned about their S & don't know how to advoc for #oklaed They seek other options-homeschool, private, etc.
  • JefferyCorbett Jun 18 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    Yes. Some parents had bad school experiences or feel intimidated. Meet outside the school some, see if that encourages others #oklaed
    • vperezy Jun 18 @ 9:45 PM EDT
      A6 Providing childcare is a important, even transportation if possible. Or holding meetings in neighborhoods or neutral places. #oklaed
      • thestephhinton Jun 18 @ 9:44 PM EDT
        A6) I also think it is vital that we engage a wide and diverse grp of Ps. All Ps want great ed opportunities for their Ss #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Jun 18 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    A8: I have had amazing experiences w/ Ps. When they thank me for what I've done that is a gift to me. I get emotional. #oklaed we r partners
  • allen_lehman Jun 18 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    A7 con't) I do my best to explain. Bonds are necessary and good. Some patrons don't want to hear that, though. #OklaEd
  • WDTK33 Jun 18 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    A8 Absolutely, I've never had a negative experince w/Ps. They understand we are a team working together #oklaed
  • MPSTechnology Jun 18 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    A8: Absolutely! Issues arise when both disagree. Have to learn to agree to disagree and still make best decision for Ss. #compromise #oklaed
  • TParks Jun 18 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    Don't miss out on this #OKlaed! Never turn down free PD - especially this amazing opportunity!
    • BrandonTuckerOK Jun 18 @ 9:39 PM EDT
      We have a few spots remaining! This is a great PBL PD opportunity! T's can attend w/o S's, if need be. Most importantly, it is FREE! HURRY!
  • thestephhinton Jun 18 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    A8) it is so important that Ps know that they are partners in their child's ed! Communicating this is an important part of our role #OklaEd
  • ebarnes73 Jun 18 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    A8: I sure as heck hope so. I hope that is part of the reason they are choosing our school. Ss and Ps get a say #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:48 PM EDT
      Q8) As a parent, I see T's as my partners in shaping my childrens' lives. Do parents feel the same in your district? Explain. #oklaed
  • Stv_Gilliland Jun 18 @ 9:52 PM EDT
    A8: I believe they do, we are all on the same team, just need to make sure we are all pulling on the rope in the same direction. #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Jun 18 @ 9:52 PM EDT
    A8- if the T has done a good job communicating positively with parents, then yes. Communication is key to building relationships #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Jun 18 @ 9:52 PM EDT
    A8) Yes most do, but some Ts are not willing to be flexible and Ps have been left out so long it becomes warlike - not good for Ss #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:48 PM EDT
      Q8) As a parent, I see T's as my partners in shaping my childrens' lives. Do parents feel the same in your district? Explain. #oklaed
  • JonnyCurriculum Jun 18 @ 9:52 PM EDT
    A8: I'd wager the majority of parents didn't love school. Hence I'll continue to fight for their partnership and advocacy. #oklaed
  • nancy_nwilliams Jun 18 @ 9:52 PM EDT
    A6 We don't want to come off as whiners. We first need their support as parents for what we are doing even if we have limited funds. #oklaed
  • ChadChadcwm Jun 18 @ 9:52 PM EDT
    A7- I feel that most P's are from what they may hear on the news but maybe not 2 the extent that we know. B transparent ! #oklaed
    In reply to @angmlittle
  • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:52 PM EDT
    Q9) With 90% of Oklahoma children in public schools, why aren't there more #oklaed advocates?
  • cakins0101 Jun 18 @ 9:52 PM EDT
    A8) Some Ps are active partners, some are passive partners but we are all in this together. #oklaed
  • lindahaslerreid Jun 18 @ 9:52 PM EDT
    A7. For the most part but not fully; some are confused by special interest groups purposefully skewed messages. #Remember779 #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:46 PM EDT
      Q7) Do you feel parents in your area are fully aware of the funding issues within #oklaed? Why or why not?
  • Bhayes72 Jun 18 @ 9:52 PM EDT
    A8) In my experience, yes. There are always those ts that take an us vs them mentality though. Those folks do nothing but hurt us. #oklaed
  • thestephhinton Jun 18 @ 9:52 PM EDT
    A9) time #OklaEd
  • allen_lehman Jun 18 @ 9:52 PM EDT
    A8) I would say most do. The way the T communicates makes all the difference here. #OklaEd
  • ebarnes73 Jun 18 @ 9:53 PM EDT
    A7: So many Ps I talked to b4 and after SQ779 thought bonds helped pay Ts. Why do we have a new stadium and layoff 6 Ts? #oklaed
  • vperezy Jun 18 @ 9:53 PM EDT
    That's the million dollar question. #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:52 PM EDT
      Q9) With 90% of Oklahoma children in public schools, why aren't there more #oklaed advocates?
  • Stv_Gilliland Jun 18 @ 9:53 PM EDT
    Q9: Great question! #oklaed
  • JefferyCorbett Jun 18 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    A7) not even seasoned veteran advocates understand enough about public ed funding #LotteryQ every time $ are mentioned #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:46 PM EDT
      Q7) Do you feel parents in your area are fully aware of the funding issues within #oklaed? Why or why not?
  • room20awesome Jun 18 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    A8 As a T I work hard to establish a partnership, as a P it depends on the T. I believe it's the goal to build partnerships. #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Jun 18 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    A9: I really think it's just being busy with their jobs, extra curriculars, not knowing how to advocate, not bc they choose it. #oklaed
  • JonnyCurriculum Jun 18 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    A9: People are busy and doing the best they can. It's like helping with the PTA, just do something, anything, even if small. #oklaed
  • WDTK33 Jun 18 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    A9 I feel that stakeholders do not realize the power they hold. They are a key part in a team trying build up Ss #oklaed
  • dena_rogers Jun 18 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    A9 - time and lack of understanding how they can advocate. Also other priorities such as health care and other funding issues #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Jun 18 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    A9) Many Ps probably feel like their voices won't matter, they don't know enough, or they have their own problems too. #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:52 PM EDT
      Q9) With 90% of Oklahoma children in public schools, why aren't there more #oklaed advocates?
  • ebarnes73 Jun 18 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    A9: everyone thinks everyone else will do it. And when nobody does we are all stuck twiddling our thumbs over here. #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:52 PM EDT
      Q9) With 90% of Oklahoma children in public schools, why aren't there more #oklaed advocates?
  • JefferyCorbett Jun 18 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    And let's be honest, #OKLeg does their part to keep that fact out there -- oh, and @OCPAThink does too #shame #Oklaed
    • thestephhinton Jun 18 @ 9:50 PM EDT
      I agree, and misunderstanding sometimes leads Ps and the community to believe that funds are being mismanaged #oklaed
      In reply to @allen_lehman
  • Biobellrocks Jun 18 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    A8: Parents just need good communication. We are a team with only the best interest of Ss at the heart of what we do #oklaed
  • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    Q10) What can you personally do to encourage parents to get more involved with #oklaed advocacy?
  • ChadChadcwm Jun 18 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    A8- some P's do some feel like adversaries and I know that can come from an experience that a parent may have had with aT or school #oklaed
    In reply to @angmlittle
  • allen_lehman Jun 18 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    A9) I'll go there. Because education is a political football to some. I believe many are coming around. Still a long way to go. #OklaEd
  • dena_rogers Jun 18 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    This! It's very confusing #oklaed
    • JefferyCorbett Jun 18 @ 9:54 PM EDT
      A7) not even seasoned veteran advocates understand enough about public ed funding #LotteryQ every time $ are mentioned #oklaed
      • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:46 PM EDT
        Q7) Do you feel parents in your area are fully aware of the funding issues within #oklaed? Why or why not?
  • mcappsparks Jun 18 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    A9 have we asked them to advocate for #oklaed? If we don't ask, they don't know we want their help or how they can be helpful.
  • MrsHime Jun 18 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    A9: I think we have many advocates, doing the best they can w/ time and resources #oklaed
  • lindahaslerreid Jun 18 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    A8. Hope so! We include Ps on all committees including Leadership & Student Ldrshp; communicate often & invite input frequently #Oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:48 PM EDT
      Q8) As a parent, I see T's as my partners in shaping my childrens' lives. Do parents feel the same in your district? Explain. #oklaed
  • StaceyRman Jun 18 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    A:9) Partially because districts have been doing a good job of trying to preserve the classroom, Ps get upset when THEIR kid's hurt #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:52 PM EDT
      Q9) With 90% of Oklahoma children in public schools, why aren't there more #oklaed advocates?
  • Bhayes72 Jun 18 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    A9)All schools and communities must join forces to make changes happen. There seems to be a disconnect between the two overall. #oklaed
  • chigbeeOKC Jun 18 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    A9-People are concerned about their individual child, but I think it's harder to see where to get involved on a macro/state level. #oklaed
  • nancy_nwilliams Jun 18 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    A9 That's what our legs need to think about .#oklaed
  • WDTK33 Jun 18 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    A10 try to keep Ps up to date on the state of #oklaed
  • MPSTechnology Jun 18 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    A9: We only have so much reach and energy before we shut down. Its about pwr conservation. #oklaed
  • JefferyCorbett Jun 18 @ 9:57 PM EDT
    A8) I think for the most part that is true, but I'm sure percentage is higher when parents are engaged with child AND school #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:48 PM EDT
      Q8) As a parent, I see T's as my partners in shaping my childrens' lives. Do parents feel the same in your district? Explain. #oklaed
  • Stv_Gilliland Jun 18 @ 9:57 PM EDT
    Q10: Identify those parents that are willing and start spreading the word for the sake of the students we serve #oklaed
  • mcappsparks Jun 18 @ 9:57 PM EDT
    A9 Ps have jobs, too, and getting to the Capitol to advocate isn't any easier for them than it is for us. #oklaed
  • room20awesome Jun 18 @ 9:57 PM EDT
    A9 Parents are often busy, and feel stretched. Many assume they have no voice, others are waiting 4 someone else to take a stand... #oklaed
  • chigbeeOKC Jun 18 @ 9:57 PM EDT
    A9-Also would require a change in voting patterns many aren't willing to make #oklaed
  • sarahbruehl Jun 18 @ 9:57 PM EDT
    A9) how often do we go into our community? Just when we need something? Right before a bond vote? It has to be constant #oklaed
  • jlreed2011 Jun 18 @ 9:57 PM EDT
    A10) All I can do is inform Ps when I can and ask for their help. By communicating and reaching out I hope they can be supportive. #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:55 PM EDT
      Q10) What can you personally do to encourage parents to get more involved with #oklaed advocacy?
  • Lsooner2 Jun 18 @ 9:57 PM EDT
    A8) in our small K-8 yes! Also when you have a child w disability partnership and trust is vital!!! ❀️ my sons T's, para, therapists #oklaed
  • thestephhinton Jun 18 @ 9:57 PM EDT
    A10) I am a big believer in connecting with others. Having face to face time w/Ps to inform and empower to advocate on behalf of Ss #oklaed
  • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:58 PM EDT
    This is spot on!! #Oklaed
    • mcappsparks Jun 18 @ 9:57 PM EDT
      A9 Ps have jobs, too, and getting to the Capitol to advocate isn't any easier for them than it is for us. #oklaed
  • KimberBlodgett Jun 18 @ 9:58 PM EDT
    That's why I twitter bc even I can't always be at the Capitol bc I'm a teacher. How can I expect Ps to be there. I advocate here. #oklaed
  • ChadChadcwm Jun 18 @ 9:58 PM EDT
    A9- some are looking for others to be their voice, others feel that it doesn't matter #oklaed #okleg
    In reply to @angmlittle
  • room20awesome Jun 18 @ 9:58 PM EDT
    "Not knowing how to advocate"...I think you're on to something. #OKlaed
    • KimberBlodgett Jun 18 @ 9:54 PM EDT
      A9: I really think it's just being busy with their jobs, extra curriculars, not knowing how to advocate, not bc they choose it. #oklaed
  • JefferyCorbett Jun 18 @ 9:59 PM EDT
    A9) I don't think we've figured out how to engage the singles or no children families--they don't understand how it affects them #oklaed
    • angmlittle Jun 18 @ 9:52 PM EDT
      Q9) With 90% of Oklahoma children in public schools, why aren't there more #oklaed advocates?