What COVID-19 Taught Us About the Future of Family Engagement and Student Success
A growing body of research shows that attendance and family engagement are two of the largest predictors in student success. As the COVID-19 pandemic caused districts to close buildings and shift to distance learning—we were prompted to re-examine what it means to engage students and families, and re-define what it means to foster relationships that create a positive school climate and culture. In this session, we'll explore: - Why family relationships are paramount to keeping kids in school [1 + 2] - What Central Falls School District learned about family engagement during school closures - How we can use research-based practices to build strong school-home relationships in any condition such as two-way communications, digital home visits, and more. - How we can use two way communication to shift the power paradigm between schools and families in high-poverty neighborhoods
Kimberly Leimer serves as the principal at Raíces Dual Language Academy in Rhode Island.
Alex is the Chief Product Officer at Kinvolved where she has used family engagement and attendance research to build KiNVO—a powerful attendance and family engagement tool.