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The Perfect Recipe for Increasing Parent Engagement

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Session Description:
We all know that parent engagement improves student achievement. However, the current pandemic and forced virtual learning pulled the blanket off and revealed the different various levels of parental involvement in our students' homes as well as some interesting views parents have about their part in their child's education. Join Reba Gordon Matthews as she shares a variety of strategies that can improve teacher-parent interactions and begin to experience a better level of parent engagement. You will also walk away with tools to design a communication plan that values diversity, equity, and inclusion and keeps parents/guardians abreast of their childís progress and challenges.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the different methods and tools that can be used to communicate with parents/guardians.

  • Recognize the appropriate method(s) of communication based upon each child's parent/guardian level of engagement. (Ex: paper, email, text message, communication apps, phone calls, blog, etc.)

  • Design a communication plan that values diversity, equity, and inclusion and keeps parents/guardians abreast of their childís progress and challenges.

  • Assessment: Participants will join a collaborative backchannel chat and discuss ways to increase parent engagement to demonstrate their understanding of the session objectives and reflect on their learning.


    Status: Available On-Demand
    Subject: Cross-curricular
    Last aired on: Wednesday, August 10, 2022 @ 12:00 PM EDT
    Duration: 30 minutes
    Credit Hours: 0.5
    Categories: Classroom Management
    Tags: and Inclusion, Collaborative Learning, Diversity, Equity, Parents

    Reviews (12)

    Full Member
    Excellent content. Make that positive call first!
    Full Member
    Great information! It is good to have positive communication with parents this will help their child out with their education.
    Full Member
    Good Suggestions-Positive Communication with parents.
    This is so important. It is good to have rapport and a good connection with parents. I made the first positive calls to all my parents, kept all informed of status of their child, good listener. The one thing I'm struggling with is being available all the time every time they call, whether I'm at work, home, church. I didn't provide my availability times, so they call all the time.
    I have to slowly redirect the errors I made with allowing them phone contact any time.
    This session was a big help to me.
    Full Member
    thank you
    Thank you for the presentation. Parent - teacher teams are so important in supporting our students.
    I appreciate the practical information. I also thinking that understanding the core beliefs.
    Full Member
    Great Webinar. Your core beliefs impact parent engagement. We need to review our core beliefs.
    Full Member
    Excellent ideas to build a parents/teacher bridge successfully!
    I love the recipe analogy! A great webinar on the importance of community in education.
    Full Member
    Great information!
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