Increasingly, district leaders are incorporating video into school-home communication. Many districts that tried video options out of necessity during the pandemic are seeing the benefits that video can provide for parent engagement and are expanding video options even as schools are back to in-person instruction.
Districts are finding that using video can improve school-home communication by making the process of engagement easier for parents. Video options can help with:
- Removing barriers to school-home communication.
- Providing educators with real-time connections with students’ families without the hassles of gathering everyone in the same location.
- Reaching parents who might be hard to engage otherwise. If a parent is working two jobs, doesn’t have access to transportation, or would have other barriers to coming to an in-person meeting, a video call can make the process easier for a parent.
- An overall shift in individuals’ behaviors and technological skills to rely on video tools.
Here are five tips for school leaders who want to incorporate video into their school-home communication strategies.…Read More