Educator creates and implements a parent/guardian communications plan using Remind’s
safe, accessible messaging technology to help achieve an identified student-centered objective.
Educator designs and implements a text messaging communication plan using any combination of Remind’s messaging options (announcements, attachments, 2-way messaging, translations, and media or voice clips) to facilitate a student-centered objective, and then reflects on the process and outcomes of the communication(s) to demonstrate his/her competence.
For more information about using Remind’s messaging app for teachers and parents in your school or classroom, see the Resources section below.
Some examples of student-centered objectives are:
Note: All of these strategies are possible through the Remind messaging application (see resources section)
These studies show that frequent, quality teacher-parent/guardian communication increases parent/guardian involvement and positively impacts student outcomes. Encouraging parental/guardian involvement in students’ success requires thoughtful planning to identify opportunities and develop communications for support and implementation.
Remind is a free messaging app that lets you send quick, simple messages to any device.https://www.remind.com
Flanagan, Linda. “What Can Be Done To Improve Parent-Teacher Communication?”
What Parents Want in School Communication
Berdik, Chris. “can u fix education w/ txts?”
PSEA Parent Involvement Strategies
The following are items you must submit to earn this micro-credential. To earn this micro-credential, you must earn a passing evaluation for Parts 1 and 3 and a “Yes” for Part 2.
Identify the student-centered objective and explain why you chose this objective. Include any additional information that provides context for the objective (such as a predominance of English language learners, recent implementation of new curricula/standards, new site or district initiatives, etc.)
Articulate the expected outcome(s) of the communication and planned follow-up or intervention if results are not achieved.
(200-word limit for the summary – message text is exempt from a word limit.)
Please submit the communication plan, including action steps, timeline, and artifacts of the messaging text implemented as part of the parent communication plan. Also include a summary of the responses and feedback your communication received, both in-product (return messages or stamps) and via other channels, to demonstrate the intended impact of the communication plan.
Work examples/artifacts may include:
Note: Please ensure that submitted message histories, responses, or attachments do not identify students or parents/guardians.
Submit a reflection on the communication activity and evidence above. Use the following questions as guidance:
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