George Lucas Educational Foundation

Gwen Pescatore

A mom of three, serving as president of an elementary home and school association (recently recognized as parent group of the year) and this year, also taking on the role of president at our middle school HSA. I regularly participate in educational chats on Twitter, and am one of the co-moderators of #PTchat (parent-teacher chat) on Wednesday's at 9pm ET. I am one of the original organizers of #ParentCamp; an un-conference that provides a forum for conversations similar to those found on #PTchat, to happen face-to-face between parents, educators (and this year) students.

My passion definitely lies in engaging every family not just in the school, but in their child's education. I have co-presented on the use of technology and social media in engaging families at national conferences, and share those same ideas with our local parent groups and those I meet online.

Areas of Interest: 
Parents,
Family Engagement

User Activity

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Posted discussion Publishing Student Work While Respecting Privacy

1 year 10 months ago to Classroom Technology

Posted discussion Reading Is Lifework

2 years 3 months ago to Literacy

Posted discussion How Do You Create Excitement About Books?

2 years 4 months ago to Teaching Strategies

Posted discussion Welcoming, Encouraging and Supporting the Unfamiliar

2 years 6 months ago to All Grades

Posted blog Parent Communication Toolbox

2 years 8 months ago to Home-to-School Connections

Posted discussion Easing Back to School Anxiety

2 years 9 months ago to Back to School

Posted discussion 10 Traits of an Encouraging Classroom

2 years 10 months ago to Learning Environments

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Topic Social Media
2 years 11 months ago
Topic Parent Partnership
2 years 11 months ago
Topic Family Engagement
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