Due to COVID-19, schools have shifted the way they communicate and how they respond. For Dr. Henry, the plan was to create more opportunities to engage online with her community. When Martin Luther King Jr. Technology Academy in Sacramento, California closed, she immediately turned to social media.
Social media is a way to build trust with students and allows for connection. We discussed three ways in which she has been able to create a two-way communication plan with parents and students:
- She set up a google number that goes directly to her.
- She has opened direct messages so that students and parents can communicate directly with her.
- She uses the live feature on social media channels in order to have opportunities for engagement.
Stay connected to families despite the distance:
1) Direct line to text/call me.
2) Let then DM! Personal response.
3) Go live on FB/IG – we talk, address questions.
I love being directly available to them! @justsaygoPE @MsSMontenegro @writeviet #kingacademypride
— Shana Henry (@DrShanaHenry) April 4, 2020
If you’d like to connect with Dr. Shana Henry, you can follow her on Twitter.