We learned alongside maaps colleagues from all over the Commonwealth yesterday at a two-hour workshop on social media hosted by Melmark NE in Andover. At the Social Media Seminar (Part 2), three presenters from Denterlein – Peter Howe, Jayda Leder-Luis, and Alex Boonstra – shared their Public Relations/Communications and Social/Digital Media expertise with several maaps-member schools. The interactive presentation focused on best practices (in the context of the needs of our ‘exceptional schools for exceptional children’) for sharing news, information, and events through social media platforms.
Thank you to maaps, Melmark NE, and Denterlein for an afternoon of professional development and peer networking! We’re always grateful for the opportunity to connect with other maaps-member schools – and to discuss how evolving technologies can help support our mission.
More about maaps:
As Massachusetts’ statewide advocate for schools serving students with special needs, maaps represents 81 member organizations serving 7,700 students, primarily Massachusetts students referred by their local districts or agencies of the Commonwealth, and public and private students from throughout the U.S. and the world. Known officially as the Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools, maaps was founded in 1978 to represent schools providing appropriate, specialized programs and services to students with special needs as guaranteed by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 766 and the U.S. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). maaps is committed to ensuring that all children with special needs have access to high-quality educational experiences and treatment options necessary to support their individual development and to fulfill their potential.