Get ready for the 2022-2023 school year by learning how to gain exposure through local media, discussing how other GCSA member schools plan to communicate with parents about COVID-19, and receiving ready-to-use materials for social media to welcome students back to school. GCSA’s next Communications Community of Practice will take place virtually this Thursday, July 14, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. July’s topic is “Preparing for Back to School” A Back-to-School Media toolkit will be distributed to those in attendance.
The Communications Community of Practice will meet monthly to share messaging, best practices and the stories that will help us change the narrative for Georgia’s public charter schools. We recognize that not every school may have a full-time or even a part-time communications professional on staff or contract. But we believe that every school does have an advocate on staff who can participate in this community of practice to leverage the materials and supports we will provide.
Our request to each charter school leader is to identify someone from your organization who can participate in this work.
School communicator role and commitment:
- Participate in a one-hour monthly meeting where we will share national and state updates, the association’s communications priorities and themes for the month, ready-to-use communications messaging and materials and the opportunity to share ideas with one another.
- Participate in periodic professional development meetings to hear about best practices in messaging, leveraging social and traditional media, engaging with lawmakers, and more.
- Share information, materials and calls to action with your broader charter school community through your existing communications activities.
- Share how your school is telling your charter school story and help us identify stories about your school we can amplify to key stakeholders.
GCSA role and commitment:
- Convene meetings to share timely and relevant information.
- Provide ready-to-use materials (e.g., talking points, newsletter articles, social media posts etc.).
- Provide guidance and advice to help your representative and school make use of best practices.
- Create opportunities for schools to tell their story individually and as a collective voice.