Illinois PTA highlighted National PTA’s podcast Notes from the Backpack about a year ago as the first season finished up. The award-winning podcast is starting its third season, and PTA’s Center for Family Engagement is even more focused on providing the information that families need now and the resources to help spread the word.
The third season has started out with topics addressing the issues that many are focused on, including:
- An interview with Newbery Medal award-winning author Kwame Alexander on race and children’s literature.
- A discussion on how families can find and navigate the online resources to help their children during COVID-19.
- A look at how COVID-19 is affecting students, especially in the hardest-hit communities, and how parent leaders can support the most vulnerable learners and their families.
Also with season three, National PTA is releasing a toolkit for each episode (available at the bottom of the episode’s page) that includes sample social media posts, a newsletter blurb, and graphics your PTA can use to promote the episode.
Check out the new season of Notes from the Backpack as well as past episodes, and use the new episode toolkits to promote each episode to your PTA members and school community. Sharing these resources can help your PTA show the value your PTA is providing your school and families.