This brief, Putting Families at the Center: The Role of Parent Advocacy Groups during COVID-19, will give district, intermediary, and school leaders ideas on how and why to connect families to advocacy groups that support and empower families (CRPE).
ideas such as: • Video discussions – Could a parent/guardian in a front-line worker profession share the upsides and downsides of their role during COVID-19? Or could a parent/guardian in an arts or design profession lead a group discussion about their work process? Or could a multilingual parent/guardian lead a book club for multilingual learners? …
A toolbox offers tips and actions for helping teachers maintain relationships with families despite social distancing, such as: • Reflecting on any assumptions they might have about how families “should” educate or care for their children during isolation. • Reaching all their students’ families in their home languages through apps such as Talking Points (free …
A simple way to ensure that school staff collect vital information on family/student well-being during check-ins and identify those who need additional support (AMLE’s COVID-19 Resource Center).
A simple Excel document that helps educators reflect on their efforts to build trusting relationships and meaningful partnerships with families through ongoing communication.
How to Keep Students Organized in a Hybrid Model suggests: • Weekly Friday emails to families that include a brief outline of what was done that week, upcoming assignments, questions for discussion, and any materials that students will need for the coming week. • Copying parents/guardians on all emails to students regarding assignments. It is …
Teachers can plan, execute, and reflect on a hybrid lesson. In a large school, they might all plan the same lesson. In a smaller school where no teachers teach the same grade/subject, they might simply use some of the same strategies for building student engagement and interaction and then reflect on the results.
Provides examples of actionable coaching around a lesson plan.
This one-pager provides guiding questions and a quick activities checklist for districts and schools to use with teachers providing hybrid instruction (adapted by FHI 360 from An Introduction to Hybrid Teaching, College of DuPage)
A three-part process to help ensure that an appropriate assessment is selected and used in a way that promotes positive and equitable outcomes for all students