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Unique Ways to Increase Family Outreach and Engagement in Diverse Communities

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Friday, December 4, 12:00–1:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Victoria Saylor  
Having trouble reaching your families? Learn how you can use technology to provide stronger outreach and parent engagement for the diverse families you serve by implementing a 3-Step Family Engagement Roadmap. We will also explore other practical and innovative digital resources to help support your school’s family engagement initiative.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Principals/head teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Digital citizenship
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Digital Citizenship
  • Model and promote strategies for achieving equitable access to digital tools and resources and technology-related best practices for all students and teachers.
For Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Inspire a culture of innovation and collaboration that allows the time and space to explore and experiment with digital tools.
Equity and Citizenship Advocate
  • Ensure all students have access to the technology and connectivity necessary to participate in authentic and engaging learning opportunities.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

How can schools ensure they are meeting the needs of the diverse families they serve and providing authentic outreach and family engagement opportunities and resources? Attendees will be provided with an easy 3-Step Family Engagement Roadmap and explore digital resources that assist in increasing family outreach and engagement in diverse communities.

Attendees will learn an easy 3-Step Family Engagement Roadmap that includes:

Assessing your school’s needs and creating a family engagement initiative.
Creating authentic and relevant agendas.
Sharing valuable resources that are accessible to diverse families.
School outreach reflection/assessment
How to celebrate ALL families.

Attendees will be asked how they are meeting the needs of the diverse families they serve to ensure they have access to trustworthy parenting advice and education on digital balance.

3-Step Roadmap for Family Engagement will be explored and explained in detail through one-on-one conversations.

Attendees will explore “Tech Balance” texting platform and additional Common Sense Media and Common Sense Latino resources to support family outreach and engagement.

Attendees will leave equipped with practical resources for immediate use.
Family Media Agreement form
Tech Balance Posters/postcards

Supporting research

https://www.familiesandschools.org/blog/the-importance-of-parent-engagement/

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Victoria Saylor, Common Sense Media

Victoria Saylor is the Arizona Regional Manager for Common Sense Education. She has over 25 years of experience in the education sector as an elementary school teacher and university advisor, bringing a strong sense of student advocacy and best practices to her role at Common Sense. Victoria works closely with school districts and parents to assist in using technology and media in a safe, meaningful and responsible manner and is committed to fostering a whole-community approach to digital well-being. Victoria provides educational leadership through district consultations, professional development workshops and parent presentations.

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