More communication, less hassle. Mission impossible?

Between phone calls, websites, social media, and mobile technology, there are more ways than ever to engage your community. Start out the 2015-16 school year right by using these tools together, and in the right ways. In this webinar you'll hear from Dane Dellenbach, Sr. Manager in our Blackboard Product Development Team, who will share tips for using technology to simplify your communication, broaden your reach, save time and money, and improve student success - all at the same time! Thinkthat sounds like a Mission Impossible? Join us and discover how!

The district's role in the community

Most communities are built around central players like businesses and large employers, politics, and other regional identifiers. School districts are also a central player in communities like these, but unlike other players they often cross political, demographic, and other lines in ways that present challenges that are unique to them. For better or for worse, schools often become a central hub for communicating and coordinating everything from community events, to athletics programs, and even hosting political events. In this webinar we will hear from Shelby County School District about how they have embraced this broader role, and look at the strategies they have employed for communicating with and engaging their entire community.

Presenter: Cindy Warner

Manage your district's social media presence from the palm of your hand

Parents are on social platforms, you should be too. Most schools and districts have disparate social media sites, often dozens per district, and are struggling to maintain and control their social media presence. With 1.35 billion users on Facebook and 284 million users on Twitter, K-12 schools and districts not only need to develop a social media presence, but learn how to effectively manage and respond to social conversations. Join this webinar to hear how Annette Eyman, Communications Director at Papillion‑La Vista Public Schools uses social media to improve communication in her district.

Presenter: Chandni Patel and Annette Eyman

Maximizing your K-12 communications to support student success presented by edWeb

Did you know that 86% of the public believes that parent support is the most important way to ensure student achievement? Blackboard and Project Tomorrow have surveyed thousands of parents across the U.S. to understand how they want to be communicated with, which channels they prefer, and how to increase their engagement with schools and districts. In this webinar, explore the parent survey data we’ve collected and learn what tools and practices you need to maximize family and community engagement in your district that ultimately influence student success.

Join Project Tomorrow President & CEO Julie Evans to hear more about:

  • What role parents feel social media and mobile have in K-12
  • What parents believe are measures of student success
  • What parents worry about for their child’s academic future
  • What ways in which parents like to be communicated

Ms Evans will field questions from the audience at the end of her presentation.

Presenter: Julie Evans

Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) Annual Conference

Springfield, IL

Sept 30 - Oct 2 2015

Tennessee Educational Technology Association Summer Institute 

Cookeville, TN

July 7-10, 2015

Uploading & editing website photos

Council of the Great City Schools Public Relations Executives Conference

Nashville, TN

July 10-12, 2015

National School Public Relations Association Annual Conference

Nashville, TN

July 12-15, 2015


Washington, DC

July 21-23, 2015

Colorado Association of School Executives Leadership Convention

Breckenridge, CO

July 27-21, 2015

Idaho Association of School Administrators Summer Leadership Conference

Boise, ID

Aug 5-7, 2015

Using Forms & Surveys to engage your K-12 community

Ohio School Public Relations Association Spring Conference

Worthington, OH

April 16-17, 2015

Education Service Center Region 11 Technology Vendor Fair

White Settlement, TX

April 24, 2015

Chesapeake Chapter of National School Public Relations Associaion Spring Conference

Annapolis, MD

April 30-May 1, 2015

Washington School Public Relations Association Annual Conference

Leavenworth, WA

April 30-May 1, 2015

Virginia Association of School Superintendents Spring Conference

Roanoke, VA

May 3-6, 2015

New Jersey Association of School Administrators Spring Conference

Atlantic City, NJ

May 13-15, 2015

Council of the Great City Schools Chief Information Officers Meeting

Philadelphia, PA

June 2-5, 2015

Need a mobile app and don't know where to start? You're in luck!

Want to make sure your district can connect with families the way they are used to communicating—on their mobile phones? We've got an app for that! Join us on lucky St. Patty's Day. We'll demonstrate just how easy our mobile app is and how you can get started right away!

American Association of School Administrators National Conference on Education

San Diego, CA

February 26-28, 2015

North Carolina Technology in Education Society Conference

Raleigh, NC

March 4-6, 2015

The teachers' lounge: Engaging and training your teacher community on a dime

With 23 schools, 18,000 students, 900 teachers, and only three support staff—Hear how the Educational Technology team from Panama-Buena Vista USD in California ensure training and support meets their teacher community's needs?

Guest Presenters: Brad Grumbles, Coordinator of Curriculum, Assessment & Instructions Technology, and Steve Johnson, Technology Specialist

Minnesota Association of School Administrators Spring Conference

Brooklyn Park, MN

March 12-13, 2015

Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association Annual Symposium

Bedford, PA

March 20, 2015

National School Boards Association Annual Conference

Nashville, TN

March 21-23, 2015

Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators Conference

New Orleans, LA

December 2-4, 2014

Colorado Association of School Boards Annual Conference

Colorado Springs, CO

December 4-7, 2014

Why design matters: How a well-designed website can increase K-12 community engagement

You might be surprised by how much the look and design of a website impacts communication and community engagement. But it does! Join us to learn why.

California School Public Relations Association Annual Seminar

San Francisco, CA

January 15-17, 2015

Florida Educational Technology Conference

Orlando, FL

January 20-23, 2015

Roadmap to optimizing K12 communities: Achieve superior engagement for your district

Presented by Marc Rubner, VP of Marketing, Schoolwires

Texas Association of School Administrators Midwinter Conference

Austin, CA

January 25-28, 2015

New Jersey Association of School Administrators (TECHSPO)

Atlantic City, NJ

January 29-30, 2015

Texas Computer Education Association Convention & Exposition

Austin, TX

February 2-6, 2015

Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference

Hershey, PA

February 8-11, 2015

Stretched thin? Learn to COPE with Schoolwires Outreach

Join us as we showcase our new Schoolwires Outreach family notification suite. You’ll discover how to: COPE – create once, publish everywhere. Instantly notify your entire community, through any medium, on virtually any platform, via one source and keep your brand consistent across your entire K-12 community.

Texas School Public Relations Association Annual Conference

San Antonio, TX

February 23-26, 2015