We all know that parent engagement in their child’s education is key to successful growth, but consistently engaging parents is at the top of the list of teacher frustration. This year it is time to break down these walls! Sarah Rich, a trained blended learning expert with expertise in parent engagement, demonstrated how to engage parents (of any background and socioeconomic level) in creative ways beginning the day your kids enter the classroom.
he widespread use of social media tools, online resources and mobile devices across our society has also had a significant impact on the expectations of parents for school-to-home communications. Per the latest Speak Up Research Project data, parents today want more information from their children’s teachers and schools, but they also want that information to be timely, targeted, and personalized to their children or their interest areas. In this edWebinar, Dr. Julie Evans, shared the views of 30,000 parents of K-12 students about their expectations for various communications modalities…
Ignite a passion for literacy in your school, district and community and watch the impact that it will have to further life-long learning. In this edWebinar, MaryLou Whaley, Director, Community Engagement, Outreach & Philanthropy, Hillsborough County Public Schools; and myON’s Doris Linville, Senior Manager of Project Management and Literacy Advocate shared how to advance literacy throughout the community.
Today’s school leader must deal with many day-to-day challenges, from special interest groups and social media posts to racial tension and religious freedoms. In this edWebinar, Carroll ISD’s Julia Thannum shared practical tips for implementing a strategic, two-way communications program to not only inform but also actively engage your stakeholders in topics important to their public schools.
What does family dinner look like nowadays? In the digital age, it’s easy to let devices occupy more and more of our family time. As more kids and parents bring their devices to the dinner table, the opportunity to connect with family members without distractions is getting lost. One solution families can adopt is having a “device free dinner” with more bites and less bytes!
Creative experiences are a wonderful way to draw families into schools and build a sense of partnership between educators and parents. In this webinar, panelists Cheri Sterman, Tania Kelley, and Emily Pytell shared why family engagement is so important and how they have drawn parents into school by using a series of creativity conversations.
So, you got the call from your superintendent that school is closed for the day due to winter weather. Now what? Learn the ins and outs of a successful winter weather communications strategy from Zac Rantz, Chief Communications Officer at Nixa Public Schools, MO.
This webinar explored the ways in which participatory and enjoyable adult-child music activities can engage parents in their child’s learning, enhance the home learning environment, promote family engagement in school, and support a strong child-teacher-family connection.
Grand Prairie ISD in Texas has worked for over 9 years to build brand loyalty and recognition for its public school system in a market where educational choices (charter, private, parochial and homeschooling) are brisk. In this webinar, Teri Wilson, Chief of Staff, Grand Prairie ISD, will help you learn everything you never knew you would need to know about building brand loyalty for the public schools in your community.
Increasingly, digital tools open up new opportunities for enhancing the effectiveness of school-to-home communications. In this webinar, Dr. Julie Evans shared the results from Project Tomorrow’s first ever Speak Up survey of K-12 communications officers.
You don’t need fancy equipment or a video expert on staff to create great content. All you need is something you carry with you every day – your smartphone! Learn how to tell your school’s story with do-it-yourself video.
Summer months are important planning months for school and district leaders. What you say and how you say it to parents during these months is important to ensuring a smooth school start in August. In this webinar, Amity Chandler, Director of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing for Lee County Schools in Florida, discussed key strategies in communicating with parents during the summer months and making the communication about important topics stick.
Research has shown the benefits and importance of parental engagement in their children’s education. Yet, schools often face the challenge of finding meaningful ways to engage parents. With an emphasis on language development for English Language Learners, this webinar highlights Cincinnati Public Schools parental engagement program.
Learn how to build foundational practices supporting authentic communication, such as mindfulness, active listening, developing accurate perceptions, and developing a clean-slate perspective. In this webinar, Dr. Ernst explored communication skills and strategies designed to engage families.
Creative experiences are a wonderful way to draw families into schools and build the sense of partnership between educators and parents. In this webinar, participants explored how creative experiences can deepen opportunities for family engagement.
How prepared are K-12 districts and schools to keep up with parents and pick up on what parents want in school-to-home communication? Communication is essential for professionals to understand what parents need, when information becomes data overload, what parents want for their kids, and what it means to be accountable to parents. In this webinar, Jim Cummings shared Pew Research Center data and ways to ensure that your positive stories get to the right audiences.
In this webinar, Julie Evans shared the parent survey data that was collected. Learn what tools and practices you need to maximize family and community engagement in your district that ultimately influence student success. K-12 administrators interested in parent engagement survey feedback and community engagement technology tools that will help districts maximize their communications will benefit from this webinar.
In this webinar, Dr. Cathy Grace lead a discussion on how to prepare for potential disasters so that financial stability, replacement of educational materials, mental health issues of staff, parents and children, and program quality are not compromised should an unexpected event occur. Hear more on how to address the “new normal” facing the community and its families, how relationships can make or break the recovery process and what can be done before any storm clouds gather to minimize the potential collapse of a program or multitude of programs.
Did you know one million students are on a waiting list to attend a charter school? Did you know the number of full-time students registered in online education is four times what it was a decade ago? Did you know ten percent of U.S. students attend a private school? You have competition! In this webinar, Marc Rubner, Vice President of Marketing at Schoolwires, provided attendees with five key tactics for competing in the K-12 market.
Communities can be as small as a family and close friends or as large as the whole world. Children today are inheriting our global world where they can interact and work with people nearly anywhere. In this webinar, learn about the free Greenleaf Program, an online virtual community with students halfway around the world, that will give your students a unique insight into children and culture.
In 2013, Panama-Buena Vista Unified School District’s new superintendent made a bold declaration: “We’re going 1-to-1. And we’re going big with 6,000 laptops to be distributed to students.” Once the laptops were purchased and infrastructure was in place, it was evident that there was a training gap to fill for their teacher community.
The session was designed for K-12 district and school leaders involved in improving and maximizing family engagement and community outreach through programs, initiatives, and technology. View the webinar to identify your own district’s place on the roadmap and receive guidance in determining your path to optimizing engagement in your K-12 community.
The Schoolwires team of Gina Beisel, Senior Manager of Creative Services, Kyle Taylor, Graphic Designer, and Amber Wolfe, Web Designer, explained why design is an essential aspect in creating a great user experience that keeps your K-12 community coming back to your websites, and how this is achieved.
In this webinar, participants were introduced to the ways in which developmentally appropriate and enjoyable music and movement activities can be used as a catalyst for family engagement in school and at home, ultimately creating a musical community that benefits the development of the whole child. Lili M. Levinowitz, Ph.D. and Lauren Guilmartin introduced participants to current research on the various types of family engagement.