The shift of teaching and learning from in-person to remote/hybrid has greatly impacted how we support students’ academic progress. Relationships, routines, and resources are the foundation for effective partnerships.
In this session, we will dive deeper into these areas and explore research-based best practices that educators can leverage to strengthen connections with families. This session builds upon the resources that were shared in Session 2.
Facilitator’s Guide: Families as Partners: Supporting Relationships, Routines, and Resources (Session 3)
Modes of Learning
This module includes resources that can be used to facilitate professional development offerings based on the needs of the region related to families as partners in a remote or hybrid learning environment. The communication templates and book study guidance can be provided to participants in total or broken into smaller offerings based on need. The Facilitator’s Guide provides more detailed information about specific areas of content within the resources linked below.
- Families as Partners Session 3 (Trainer Presentation – PPT) | Families as Partners Session 3 (Trainer Presentation – Google Slides)
- Session 3 Resource Outline
- Communications & Feedback (Tool #2) Home/School Communication Log
- Roles & Responsibilities (Tool #2: Learning Experience Survey)
- Student Well-being (Tool #2: Visual Schedule)
- Organization & Study Skills (Tool #2: Planning to Prioritize – Strategies for Students)
- Support Structures (Tool #2: Secondary Homework Contract)
- Attendance & Engagement (Tool #2: Family Welcome Letter)
- Learning Environment (Tool #2: Own Your Environment – Remote Learning Environment Ideas)
- Instructional Tools (Tool #2: Application Availability Checklist)
- Technology Tools (Tool #2: Family Technology Night)
- (Communications & Feedback) Why School Communication Matters: Strategies from PR Professionals
- (Roles & Responsibilities) The Distance Learning Playbook
- (Student Well-being) Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom
- (Organizational & Study Skills) The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Can Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed
- (Support Structures) Messaging Matters
- (Attendance & Engagement) Dealing with Difficult Parents
- (Learning Environment) The First Days of School: How to be an Effective Teacher
- (Instructional Tools) Blended: using disruptive innovation to improve schools
- (Technology Tools) Creating a Digital Rich Classroom: Teaching and Learning in a Web 2.0 World
- Identify attributes of positive relationships, routines, and resources with families as partners.
- Discuss strategies to support relationships, routines, and resources with families as partners.
- Share action steps to enhance relationships, routines, and resources with families as partners.
For more information, or if you are unable to access any of the resources provided, please contact:
- Amy Konz, Mohawk Regional Information Center
- Barbara Tasber, Broome-Tioga BOCES