With all the changes happening everyday family engagement is moving to the for front of everyone’s mind. We can’t just inform parents of our discussions we must include them as vital members of the school community. Schools must create a partnership with family and communities as we all navigate these difficult times. It is important to be mindful that each family has a unique situation. The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center at OSU has numerous resources to help during these ever changing times.
The first resource is an instructional planning do and don’t list. It is a great reminder that families need consistent communication and various ways of accessing the school. Here is the link to this valuable resource for teachers
Family-Centered Instructional Planning Do’s and Don’ts for Remote Learning
The next resource is a collection of tutorials for both families and educators! As a bonus it is available in multiple languages. If families or
educators are having trouble using different educational apps here are some free tutorials to send them! Make sure you bookmark this one!
Video Tutorials for Education Apps and Services for Families
Finally, the last resource is a planning guide for schools. As schools being to make decisions on whether to move to in person or virtual learning here is a planning guide to help ensure that he needs of all students and families are considered in the planning process.
Supporting Learning at Home: A 5-step Remote Learning Planning Guide for District Leaders
For more resources for both families and school check out the Ohio Statewide family Engagement Center at OSU’s website!