This Week’s Theme- Teamwork

Welcome back! We hope you LOVED your snow days and feel rejuvenated and ready to tackle the work ahead. That’s what this week’s photo challenge theme is all about. We know that educators are amazing collaborators who regularly harness the talents of their colleagues to build great experiences for kids. Whether you are working in your PLCs, helping to coach student teams to victory, or simply providing feedback to a colleague, the work you are doing is enhanced by those around you.

This was brought to our minds because this week we will be launching registration for the 6th Annual EVSC eRevolution Conference. This conference has always been a team effort, not just among the folks who organize the event, but also among the many amazing educators who contribute their talents and experience to lead the more than 200 sessions at eRev, and also among the hundreds of passionate educators who bring their voices to the conversations that occur throughout the conference. If you’ve never attended an eRev event, it is truly a lot of fun, and we hope you will join us this year.

In the meantime, we hope you will share with us the many ways that teamwork plays out in your professional lives. Send us photos of your collaborative teams in action. Send us pictures of your students working together to achieve a goal. Show us the things you love about your teams, and share with us the successes you’ve enjoyed together. Our teams make us better, and they are one of our favorite parts of our #EVSCstory.

NOTE: You absolutely DO NOT have to match the theme to share a picture with us. Feel free to share any photo that helps us tell the #EVSCstory at ANY time.

Week 26 Photo Challenge

This photo was taken at last year’s eRevolution Conference. It was edited in Canva, an amazing web tool that is easy and free to use. If you would like to learn more about Canva, check out this post. AND if you would like to register to attend this year’s eRevolution Conference, keep your eye on the eRev Website for an announcement this week!

How to Share Your Photos

There are four ways that you can share the photos that you take with us:

  1. You can share via Instagram- Simply post your Instagram photos using the hashtag #EVSCstory. Feel free to add other hashtags as well to indicate the theme (e.g. #Teamwork), or add more information to the caption to help tell the story.
  2. You can share via Twitter- Post your photos to Twitter using the hashtag #EVSCstory. Again, we invite you to add other hashtags, including some of our EVSC hashtags like #evscchat.You can also include our Twitter handle (@evscicats) to ensure we see your pictures as soon as you post.
  3. You can share via Facebook- Visit our ICATS Facebook page, click the Message button in the upper-right corner, and in the text of the message give us your name, school, and the theme for the week. Be sure to attach the photo by clicking the Add Files button. While you are there, we’d love it if you liked our page :) OR, simply share your image on your own Facebook feed, and include the #EVSCstory hashtag.
  4. You can share via Google Drive- If social media isn’t your thing, feel free to share your photos directly with us through Google Drive. Use this link to access our shared folder. You will need to then click the blue Open in Drive button. Then drag your photo into the window, or click the red upload arrow in the upper-left to search for your photo and click Open. It would help us if you would name your photo with the week’s theme and your name and school.

How to Check Out the Photos

After each week’s challenge, we will post a link to the archive of the week’s photos here. Follow the link, and enjoy the story that unfolds!

Final Thoughts

It takes a team to tell the #EVSCstory!  To date we have collected more than 825 fantastic photos, and we can’t wait to add this week’s batch to the mix! We would appreciate your help in growing this project. Please consider sharing the project with your colleagues. Also, we hope you will feel free to continue to tell your part of the #EVSCstory at any time, simply by sharing the great photos that you take as you go about your day.

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