Help highlight education 'heroes' with SPARK videos
At the Annual Meeting, we launched a new collaboration with the Georgia Vision Project. The SPARK! Campaign Video Project will use short videos from current students and recent graduates from around the state to highlight the amazing work of our teachers and the difference they make for our students and their success. But we need your help to gather these very short videos— recorded on a smartphone or tablet— that answer the question "Which adult makes (or made) a difference for you at school?" Please share information about the video project with your school community. Submit videos to email@example.com. Videos also can be posted and tweeted with the campaign hashtag: #SPARKgeorgiaED.
Who's ready to ride the wave?! GSPRA is proud to announce the most dynamic and informational conference: GSPRA 2017 Ride the PR Wave. This is a great time for School Public Relations professionals to gather and share our knowledge. There will be guest speakers, break out sessions, and meet and greets.
It doesn't matter if you are a PR pro or novice, there will be something there for you. Not to mention...it's on the beach!
Tips on Riding the Wave @ the 2017 GSPRA Conference:
Dates are Sunday, Oct. 22 - Tuesday, Oct. 24.
Conference Registration remains at a generous 150.00 per registrant.
It will be held at the Sea Palms Resort and Conference center in St. Simons Island.
GSPRA has secured group rates that are good three days before and three days after the conference.
Room reservations must be made by Sept. 22nd to secure the group rate.
If paying by credit card, reserve your room online. If not, contact the hotel and mention you are with GSPRA: 912-638-3351.
So you are new to school public relations and have questions about GSPRA - great! The Georgia School Public Relations Association (GSPRA) was chartered in 1973. We are a professional organization for school communicators and school-community relations specialists. Your title doesn't have to say 'Communications' or 'Public Relations' to be a member of GSPRA. Those districts that have a PR, Communications, or Community Engagement function are all welcome to join GSPRA. If that is a Superintendent, great! If that is a person who performs the role of community engagement, great! There are tools that we have to help you be successful in reaching your community members.
Here's a little GSPRA History:
GSPRA is an affiliate of the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) and was designated as a Blue Ribbon Chapter of NSPRA for 25 years, until the launch of the NSPRA Mark of Distinction Awards. In 2010 and in 2015, GSPRA earned NSPRA's Mark of Distinction as an Exemplary Chapter. GSPRA members have also earned the prestigious Awards for Distinguished Service in both the single project and year-round project categories.
GSPRA is a vital medium for exchanging information across the state. With idea sharing and knowledge sessions, our professional organization provides the tools needed to be a successful school communicator. Our members are our biggest assets as we have newcomers to school PR as well as veterans. We are enriched by the addition of each member.
GSPRA offers many quality services, resources, and support for our members; including mentoring for new communication staffers. There are regional and statewide conference opportunities that each communicator can benefit from. In 2010 and 2015, our GSPRA chapter was recognized as an Exemplary Chapter by NSPRA.
As a partner with the Georgia Vision Project, GSPRA has committed time, talent, and resources to support the work of the SPARK! Campaign by providing a "toolkit" with ideas, examples, and inspiration from around the state, including logos, videos, a monthly idea generator for celebrating education, web resources, and examples.
Districts are welcome to review the contents of the SPARK! Campaign Toolkitfor inspiration. GSPRA members are encouraged to submit materials (videos, stories, print materials, newspaper articles that you pitched, etc.) that illustrate how you celebrate success stories in your district. The Toolkit will be refreshed as additional resources are identified and as GSPRA members provide additional examples.