K-12 Student and Teacher Communication Works. Here’s How.

09/17/2020 - 12:00pm

Grade levels: Professional Development, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Content areas: Professional Development

District/Organization: edWeb

While schools have long championed the importance of school-to-home communications and encouraged family engagement with local schools, the remote e-learning environment has promoted effective communications from an important goal to an absolute imperative. But what does effective communications mean in this new era of teaching and learning, especially relative to the ongoing dialogue between teacher and student?

In this edWebinar, Dr. Julie Evans, Chief Executive Officer of Project Tomorrow, will present new research findings from 110,000 K-12 students nationwide about their preferences and expectations for two-way communications with their teachers. For example, student and teacher texting increased significantly during the sudden shift to digital learning because of COVID-19 school closures. While only 16% of students in grades 6-8 said they regularly texted with their teachers prior to school closures, almost one-third of students reported this was a regular occurrence during school closures. Texting, social media posts, mobile app alerts and personal emails are now all part of the students’ virtual communications backpack with their teachers and schools.

Beyond gaining new understanding of the tools in the backpack, attendees will also acquire new insights around the inherent linkages between effective communications and student success in school.

This edWebinar will be of interest to elementary through high school teachers, school and district leaders, and district communications professionals. There will be time to get your questions answered at the end of the presentation.