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Caring for the Education Community during COVID-19: How Schools Can Partner with Families during Distance Learning - Shared screen with speaker view
Melissa Ray
22:28
lack of technology in the homes
Sabrina Pugh
22:35
Students not always motivated to respond.
Kate McDevitt
22:37
Need for additional supports for Parents & families experiencing grief and loss
Abigail Tompkins
22:40
Parents cannot read in English, so cannot help their child with schoolwork
Kate McDevitt
22:52
Lack of Hot Spots and Connectivity for Distance Learning
Sue Maley
22:53
lack of internet... especially ESOL students
Heather Siems
22:54
The biggest barrier I am encountering is the lack of investment from students and parents.
HEATHER ASHWELLHAIR
23:00
capacity of families emotionally to deal with learning (food insecurity, loss of job, other stressors)
Erin Welchman
23:07
Ways to communicate with families. Using email primarily and *67 when I need to call family using my personal cell.
Christine Talbott
23:15
How to engage with kids not interested in contact through computer. MLSD
Kate McDevitt
23:22
Difficulty reaching some of our Refugee Communities due to limited translated materials in Swahili, Karen, etc
Ruth Knisley
23:28
Unable to speak with parents and lack of tech support for students
Aiyana Brooks
23:32
parents are overwhelmed by other factors and may not be able to provide school support right now
Angela Smith
24:00
Responding to individual family’s needs. For example, some may find my sending out activities comforting, while others may find being involved with school one more burden and stressful.
Rebekah McGlamery
24:12
Lack of Technology has been difficult, and not being able to reach them during food/resource give outs.
Kate McDevitt
24:29
Parent experiencing extreme overwhelm while serving "Coronavirus Triple Duty" of working, parenting and co-teaching
Julie Pirri
25:44
Nurse, Social Worker and School Physciologis have a Google Classroom and post there to stay in touch with our students.
Kate McDevitt
29:17
Some learning that it can be triggering for families when districts provide suggested schedules
Aiyana Brooks
29:26
We have a very active Parent Association. I wonder if there are better ways to leverage families/parent leaders to help other families.
HEATHER ASHWELLHAIR
30:52
Aiyana Brooks: We are working on that with our PTA leaders in our area.
Kammy Quinnell
30:54
MS/HS kids seem to be having to connect all day long and are checking into classes every day (normal school day hours)
Aiyana Brooks
33:35
@Heather - What are some things you've done? I'm a parent on the PA Board, and we want to do more but don't want to overstep the administration.
HEATHER ASHWELLHAIR
36:29
most of our leaders are in touch with their principals and we are encouraging continuing the partnership. Parents needs to know they are not alone in their struggle and need to connect with each other still. Are you on the PTA/PTO FB group? Lots of ideas to engage the school community there with art "contests", parent and teacher projects (guess the pet/baby picture), fun "challenges"
Aiyana Brooks
38:09
Thanks @Heather Ashwell. Those are great ideas. I'm on a private school FB group, but not on a general PTA FB group. Is there a link?
Christine Andrews
39:57
Weekly calls, text messages with resource information
Sabrina Pugh
40:02
ontinue communicating
Rebekah McGlamery
40:14
Helping our families establish routines and schedules - sending out weekly resources
Pealock Shivers
40:21
zoom meetings and communication with my students as well as parents
Melissa Ray
40:28
Snail mail supportive cards to at-risk students
Erin Welchman
40:33
Work on Google classroom. Continue to email families of students that are "absent" and update Facebook page
Julie Pirri
40:37
Another co-worker gave this idea email students on their bdays!
Heather Siems
40:39
I am sending handwritten notes to my students. It will take awhile because there are 120 of them, but I want them to know that I am thinking of them.
Unique Brown
40:41
That's a nice idea Melissa Ray
Christine Andrews
40:43
Care packages to lower income families