This Week’s Theme- First Week of School

Welcome to the first of this year’s #EVSCstory photo challenges. This is the second year for this project. Last year, we collected more than 1000 photos that helped to tell the story of our profession. This year we plan to continue to write that story with a new chapter that celebrates what we love about the work we have chosen.

To kick things off, we hope you will share with us some photos that capture the excitement of the first week of school. Show us the fresh school supplies, the smiling faces, the team building activities, the first assignments. Tell us the story of your first week with a brand new group of learners. What made you smile? What surprised you? What was your first #EDUwin? All of these set the tone for 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.

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This photo was shot on an iPhone and then edited in PicMonkey and Canva. If you would like to learn more about photo editing, contact the ICATS.

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. #FirstWeek), 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 email- If social media isn’t your thing, feel free to share your photos directly with us through email. Just attach your photos to an email and send them to [email protected].

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

We all have a story to tell. Taking a moment to share the great things that happen in our schools not only lifts us up, but it reminds those who aren’t fortunate enough to be connected to our profession that the work we do is vital, meaningful, and powerful. By sharing our stories through images, we commemorate our work, honor our profession, and celebrate our learners. What’s not to like? We hope you will help us build this project by contributing your images and by encouraging your colleagues to do the same. Cheers!

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