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WEBINAR APRIL 28--Lessons from the Field: Family & Community Engagement and Returning to In-Person Instruction




Lessons from the Field: Family & Community Engagement and Returning to In-Person Instruction

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET


Attention: Education Agencies, Education Providers and Family & Community Engagement Staff


The U.S. Department of Education is hosting a webinar series to support educational settings in safely sustaining or returning to in-person instruction. The series features lessons learned and best practices from teachers, faculty, staff, schools, districts, institutions of higher education, early childhood education providers, other places of educational instruction, describing approaches to operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.


On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join the next webinar, Family & Community Engagement and Returning to In-Person Instruction.


Please join us for this informative webinar featuring practitioners with notable success in effective strategies for engaging families and communities while re-opening schools following the pandemic. After a brief overview of the latest information from the U.S. Department of Education related to family engagement, practitioners will share promising practices and effective strategies for meaningful family and community engagement.



Christian Rhodes: Chief of Staff, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education

Jessica Cardichon: Deputy Assistant Secretary for K-12, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, U.S. Department of Education

Representatives from Local Education Agencies


Related Documents

This event will reference the following resources, which we encourage you to download in advance of the webinar to inform participation:

• ED COVID-19 Handbook Volume 1: Strategies for Safely Reopening Elementary and Secondary Schools (PDF)

• ED COVID-19 Handbook Volume 2: Roadmap to Reopening Safely and Meeting All Students' Needs (PDF)

• Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Website’s Adolescent and School Health Section o Protective Factors

o Parent Engagement in Schools

o School Connectedness

o Adolescent Connectedness


For your reference, slides for this presentation will be posted on the event webpage on the day of the event.



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National Engagement Division

Office of Communications and Outreach

U.S. Department of Education

About the Author

The U.S. Department of Education is the agency of the federal government that establishes policy for, administers and coordinates most federal assistance to education. It assists the president in executing his education policies for the nation and in implementing laws enacted by Congress. The Department's mission is to serve America's students-to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.