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.
Facilitator’s Guide: Families as Partners: Supporting Relationships, Routines, and Resources (Session #2)
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 practical vignettes, action toolkits, and take-action templates 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. Files are provided in multiple formats to better meet the needs of facilitators and audiences.
- Families as Partners Session 2 (Trainer Presentation – PPT) | Families as Partners Session 2 (Trainer Presentation – Google Slides)
- Session 2A, Practical Vignettes (PPT) | Session 2A, Practical Vignettes (Google Slides)
- Families as Partners Session 2A Toolkit
- Communication & Feedback (Tool #1 – Contact Info Template)
- Roles & Responsibilities (Tool #1 – Learning Conversation Form)
- Well-being Structures (Tool #1 – Student Well-being Plan)
- Organizational & Study Skills (Tool #1 – Classroom Agenda Templates)
- Support Structures (Tool #1 – Commonly Asked Questions for Families)
- Attendance & Engagement (Tool #1 – Engagement Tools in Online Conferencing Platforms)
- Learning Environment (Tool #1 – Remote Learning Space Checklist)
- Instructional Tools (Tool #1 – Classroom Software List)
- Technology Tools (Tool #1 – Technology FAQs)
- 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.12
For more information, or if you are unable to access any of the resources provided:
- Amy Konz, Mohawk Regional Information Center
- Barbara Tasber, Broome-Tioga BOCES