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Creating and Sustaining Family Partnerships in Distance Learning

Family engagement, connection and involvement in their children’s schooling is always essential, but has particular urgency, implications and challenges in this pandemic era of hybrid and distance learning. Without careful planning and intentionality, new for English learners could exacerbate stressors on families, and damage relationships between schools and families. With appropriate attention, however, there is tremendous potential to leverage partnership between families and schools with great benefits for our students, thereby creating a strong foundation of family partnership long after the pandemic ends. In this session, teachers will learn strategies designed to engage families in meaningful dialogue and goal setting, streamline communications, provide instruction with flexibility for families, and create a culturally responsive and sustaining community within the virtual classroom.

Presenters: Charice Guerra, Adriana Diaz, and Jaylene Shelby, SEAL

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