Family Engagement Resources
Given the learning disruptions over the past year, strong school-home partnerships have never been more important. Teachers and parents need to be supported as allies to ensure student success
Our research-based (free and bilingual) resources help you partner with families to advance student social, emotional, and academic development.
Here are ways to use our resources to strengthen your family engagement.
- School Websites/Portal: Post BeALearningHero.org on your school/class website, portal, or include it as a parent resource in your parent newsletters.
- Social Media/Texting: Share the below tips and resources with families via social media and texts.
- Print/Send Home: Download and print the below tip sheets to send home in printed packets. Post them on your bulletin board.
- Virtual or In-person Meetings: Use them for back-to-school nights, parent-teacher meetings, workshops, and home visits. Extended learning, libraries and community organizations can share them as well.
Below are the family engagement resources and tip sheets.
Team Up For Success...
an ongoing series of free research-based tools and resources. (Year-Round)
Paths to Success...
provides key milestones and resources as parents help set their children up for success in high school and beyond. (Year-Round)
supports families with tips and resources to mix up summer learning based on their child’s interests and needs. (May-August)
Other Year-Round Family Engagement Tools
Anti-Racism Resource Directory for Families
Help lead discussions about anti-racism and social justice with these resources.
Parent-Teacher Planning Tool
A 3-step tool to help teachers share beginning of year benchmark data and work with parents and students to create a learning plan. If you are interested in customizing this tool, contact us here.
End of Year Parent-Teacher Planning Tool
A 3-step tool that helps teachers connect with parents at the end of the year to co-create a focused summer learning plan. If you are interested in customizing this tool, contact us here.
Parent-Teacher Planning Tool: Teacher Guide
A “How to” to support the use of the planning tool.
Parent-Teacher Planning Tool: Teacher Discussion Guide
A discussion guide to help teachers answer frequently asked questions from parents (even the tough ones).
Parent-Teacher Planning Tool (modified version)
A shorter version of the 3-step tool that doesn’t include beginning of year benchmark data.
A Principal’s Guide to Leading in the Time of a Pandemic
Find family engagement strategies and resources to help school leaders and educators form strong school-home partnerships. In partnership with NAESP and PTA.
Learning Hero Roadmap
From grade-level expectations to how to support life skills, find interactive resources on a range of topics parents care most about.
An interactive tool that helps parents see how their child is progressing in foundational math and reading skills and connects them to skill-specific videos, activities, and more to support learning at home.
Developing Life Skills and How Learning Happens
New research insights, workshop facilitator’s guide, videos and more to help communicate the integration of social, emotional, and academic learning.
*Parents 2021: Beyond the Headlines
**NAEP, The Nation’s Report Card 2019
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