#NYCSchoolsTechChat: Diversity Matters Nov 2nd at 7pm

#NYCSchoolsTechChat: Diversity Matters Nov 2nd at 7pm

The New York City Department of Education is committed to Equity & Excellence for All: Diversity in NYC Schools. This means a commitment to supporting learning environments that reflect the diversity of New York City. Educators across New York City will come together on November 7th for the #NYCSchoolsTech Summit on Diversity Matters. In advance of that event, we are hosting this Twitter chat to get the conversation going.

#NYCSchoolTech teacher Eileen Lennon (@eileen_lennon) moderates with me throwing in my two cents.

You can prepare for the conversation by thinking about answers to these questions:

  • Q1. Why is the topic of #NYCSchoolsDiversity important to you, your students, and families? #NYCSchoolsTechChat
  • Q2 What are some ways tech can be used to tell the diverse stories of the students in your school? #NYCSchoolsTechChat
  • Q3 What are some ways ed tech companies can address the needs of diverse learners? #NYCSchoolsTechChat
  • Q4 What translation tools can students & parents use to communicate with speakers of other languages? #NYCSchoolsTechChat
  • Q5 What are considerations we should have around diversity & accessibility for school websites? #NYCSchoolsTechChat
  • Q6 What are some ways ed tech companies can do a better job of employing underrepresented groups? #NYCSchoolsTechChat

Chat details are below:

  • Meeting date/time: November 2nd at 7:00 pm
  • Topic: #NYCSchoolsDiversity
  • Your Host: @eileen_lennon (@NYCSchools)
  • Co-Host: @InnovativeEdu (@NYCSchools)

Remember to respond using the hashtag #NYCSchoolsTechChat and include the number of the question you are answering in your response i.e. A1 and your answer.

We hope you can view the chat live, but if you are unable, please visit our archive at
https://www.participate.com/chats/nycschoolstechchat. You can also participate in the chat at that link or if you have an iPhone download the app at https://www.participate.com/apps (coming to Android soon).

Lisa Nielsen writes for and speaks to audiences across the globe about learning innovatively and is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on “Passion (not data) Driven Learning,” "Thinking Outside the Ban" to harness the power of technology for learning, and using the power of social media to provide a voice to educators and students. Ms. Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various capacities to support learning in real and innovative ways that will prepare students for success. In addition to her award-winning blog, MindShift, Leading & Learning, The Unplugged Mom, and is the author the book Teaching Generation Text. The Innovative Educator, Ms. Nielsen’s writing is featured in places such as Huffington Post, Tech & Learning, ISTE Connects, ASCD Wholechild,

Disclaimer: The information shared here is strictly that of the author and does not reflect the opinions or endorsement of her employer.

Lisa Nielsen (@InnovativeEdu) has worked as a public-school educator and administrator since 1997. She is a prolific writer best known for her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator. Nielsen is the author of several books and her writing has been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Tech & Learning.  

Disclaimer: The information shared here is strictly that of the author and does not reflect the opinions or endorsement of her employer.