Educator involves students in frequent digital communications with family members to create and nurture positive, productive home–school connections.
Educators build strong home–school connections by involving students in frequent digital communications in many ways. The key components of this process include:
Offering digital learning opportunities to parents during parent conferences can strengthen home–school connections.
Brief text messages to parents are effective in terms of increasing student completion of high school credit recovery courses.
Digital communication is one strategy suggested to improve communication with immigrant families.
Parents prefer seeing actual samples of their children’s work instead of traditional reporting methods.
Because parent–school relationships matter in terms of student success, it is valuable to be aware of positive and negative examples.
Decisions about when and how to use current technologies in home–school communication determine the value recognized.
Personalizing communication methods and other strategies pay dividends in terms of the effectiveness of overall home–school relationships.
As communication technologies evolve, parents appreciate it when schools and teachers stay current.
Following are the items you must submit to earn this micro-credential and the criteria by which they will be evaluated. To earn the micro-credential, you must receive a passing evaluation for Parts 1 and 3, and a rating of "Applying" or better for Part 2.
(200-word limit for each response or 1-minute video/audio limit for each response)
To earn this micro-credential, please submit three examples of digital communication (e.g., emails, audio, images, video, or other artifacts). Each example should:
(200-word limit or 90-second video/audio limit for each reflection):
Submit two family member-created reflections on the frequent digital communication activities they experienced. Use the following questions as guidance:
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