School PR Podcast With Ryan Foran
55: Website Accessibility and Equity

55: Website Accessibility and Equity

March 7, 2021

From color and contrast to navigation, free tools, text blocks, creative alt texts, and OCR complaints, Steve Ostler from Blackboard joins the School PR Podcast to discuss all of these important issues and opportunities within digital and website accessibility and equity. 

To learn more about distance learning in a virtual world, listen to this podcast interview with Chris Prince from Blackboard https://rforan12.podbean.com/e/45-distance-learning-with-chris-prince-blackboard/

Visit www.Blackboard.com/k12 for more information.

 

54: Creating a Viral Video Chino Valley USD Rob Wiltsey Interview

54: Creating a Viral Video Chino Valley USD Rob Wiltsey Interview

January 25, 2021

How Chino Valley went over the rainbow with a viral video that has more than two million views and garnered international attention. School Shine Founder Rob Wiltsey joins the podcast to talk about how they created this viral video and his work on virtual graduations.

53: Part 4 Coronavirus Communications for Schools

53: Part 4 Coronavirus Communications for Schools

January 8, 2021

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve, our school communications and strategies should be evolving as well. In this episode we discuss pivoting your messaging, utilizing video updates, community email lists, repetitive messaging, different messages for parents and staff, mental health support, commemorating this time, and media relations techniques and examples. #schoolprposcast

52: Why You’re Not In The Room And How To Get In

52: Why You’re Not In The Room And How To Get In

December 22, 2020

Why you may not be on Cabinet or “in the room” when the decisions are made. A different take from the superintendent perspective. #SchoolPRpodcast #SchoolPR

51: A Brilliant Virtual Snow Day in West Virginia

51: A Brilliant Virtual Snow Day in West Virginia

December 15, 2020

A shocking snow ⛄️ day is called in a West Virginia school district and school is cancelled despite distance learning already in place. We explain the why and the brilliance behind this wonderful gesture by the Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Bondy Shay Gibson. Well done JCS!

50! Nice Notes Pandemic Staff Appreciation Campaign

50! Nice Notes Pandemic Staff Appreciation Campaign

December 3, 2020

A creative and effective way to highlight your school staff during the Coronavirus pandemic. We are all looking for ways to show appreciation for our school staff, this “Nice Notes” campaign can help spread the love ❤️!

49: Stephen Nichols Interview NSPRA Presidential Bid

49: Stephen Nichols Interview NSPRA Presidential Bid

August 13, 2020

NSPRA Presidential Candidate Stephen Nichols joins the School PR Podcast to discuss why he is running, his platform, and how he got his start in public education. Visit www.nichols4nspra.com to learn more.

48 OT1: Digital Detox Delight

48 OT1: Digital Detox Delight

August 4, 2020

Removing social media and news, adding The Office, Parks and Rec, and other positives for a digital detox to reset and greatly enhance your mood and outlook. This is the first “OT” Off Topic episode where I will talk about some non School PR issues that I’m interested in.

47: Hacking Social Media

47: Hacking Social Media

May 21, 2020

Growing your social media followers and expanding your reach with several unique and creative strategies.

46: Effective E-Newsletter Strategies With Pat Hawn

46: Effective E-Newsletter Strategies With Pat Hawn

May 13, 2020

The best tips and techniques to ensure your email newsletters are being read. Pat Hawn from Market Volt joins the podcast to share some of his best practices and high-level insights into creating your most effective email newsletter.

Friday at 10a (CST) join us and learn how to get the most out of your district/school newsletters. Doesn't matter your platform, catch the presentation one @tspra attendee called "the best thing I attended all session". bit.ly/K12Enews1

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