Our schools and education centers are a central part of our nation’s disaster preparedness. They are often community shelters and gathering places after a storm. When a school is destroyed in a disaster, our children lose the normal routine, stability, safety, and many services that schools provide.
Please join us for a Playbook Twitter chat on education and children in disasters by following #CDPPlaybook on Twitter. Our discussion will look at the importance of restoring schools and related services for children following a disaster, and some of the important work our NGO colleagues do in schools for months and years following a disaster.
Playbook Twitter Chat: Education
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT
New to Twitter chats? Here’s how to join the fun!
A Twitter chat is a group of Twitter users meeting at a specified time to discuss a topic using a designated hashtag, in our case #CDPPlaybook. Our hosts will pose a series of questions using Q1, Q2, etc., to prompt participants to interact by posting corresponding responses A1, A2, etc.
Here’s how to get started:
- First, you will need to set up a free Twitter account if you don’t have one already. It is simple and will allow you to participate in future Playbook Twitter chats.
- To join the Playbook chat on August 22, just log into Twitter before 2 pm ET, and type #CDPPlaybook in the search box to pull up the discussion. If you want to streamline your participation, you might want to check out free platforms like TweetChat or Twubs.
- During the chat, remember to include the hashtag #CDPPlaybook and mention CDP using @funds4disaster.
- If you’ve never participated in a Twitter chat, you might want to practice first by checking out one from these general listings: TweetReports and Twubs Chat Schedule.