The educator creates a plan for parent/guardian communication and outreach using a one-way or two-way technology tool and determines the effectiveness of its implementation through an anonymized, online survey.
The success of teacher and parent/guardian relationships is based on having effective communication methods. Parents feel more empowered when they are involved and knowledgeable about school decisions and initiatives. Creating opportunities for families to be involved should be diverse. Teachers are turning to a variety of digital technologies to make communication with parents easier and more current. Teachers are encouraged to go where parents are. Studies show that more parents are apt to be on social media every day. Technology tools can strengthen communication and opportunities between teachers and parent/guardian.
Note: For best practices while using social media, please see the resources section.
To earn the micro-credential, you must receive a passing evaluation for Parts 1 and 3, as well as a “Yes” for Part 2.
(250-word limit for each response)
Briefly describe the population that you created the communication plan for, including the following descriptors:
Describe the one-way or two-way technology tool you will use for document creation. And please explain why this tool was selected/used for communication with parents/guardians.
(Optional) If a social media account was created, please describe the rationale for choosing the social media outlet (Facebook, Twitter, webpage, Instagram, etc.) for your specified group of parents/guardians.
Please submit a link to an anonymous online survey that you created. The survey must capture thoughts, ideas, and the opinions of parents/guardians with regard to the one-way or two-way technology you implemented.
Note: Having anonymous online surveys allows teachers to collect satisfaction surveys, important parent data, and anonymous voting immediately.
The poll/survey may include questions such as:
Suggested anonymous online surveys: Poll Everywhere, Socrative, Mentimeter
Please reflect on the communication plan by describing at least two positive outcomes of the plan, including:
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