Difference between revisions of "Schoolwide communication toolkit"

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In particular, we've been working on improving the [["infrastructure" for low-cost translation and interpretation in a school|"infrastructure" for low-cost translation and interpretation in a multilingual school.]] See the [[Parent connector network]], where bilingual parents use phones, [[Google forms]], and a [[hotline]] we made, to help get information to and input from immigrant and low-income families. A [[multilingual coffee hour]] is part of the infrastructure too!
 
In particular, we've been working on improving the [["infrastructure" for low-cost translation and interpretation in a school|"infrastructure" for low-cost translation and interpretation in a multilingual school.]] See the [[Parent connector network]], where bilingual parents use phones, [[Google forms]], and a [[hotline]] we made, to help get information to and input from immigrant and low-income families. A [[multilingual coffee hour]] is part of the infrastructure too!
  
Other tools include a [[wiki]] for school reform notes, and our partners in the PTA are beginning to work on [[training parents on email]] and getting everyone on a common listserv (one program within the school has long used a listserv successfully).
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Other tools include a [[wiki]] for school reform notes, and our partners in the PTA are beginning to work on [[training parents on email]] and getting everyone on a common listserv (one program within the school has long used a listserv successfully). Some other experiments: more visual [[calendaring]].
  
 
We've decided to describe our full set of schoolwide communication efforts on the [[Parent Connector Network]] page, since that was the outcome of our 2009-11 efforts. See the [[wiki]] page for a discussion of that additional tool!
 
We've decided to describe our full set of schoolwide communication efforts on the [[Parent Connector Network]] page, since that was the outcome of our 2009-11 efforts. See the [[wiki]] page for a discussion of that additional tool!

Revision as of 13:41, 12 July 2011

COLORED TEXT BOX: Ensuring that everyone can partner in student success requires overcoming the bottlenecks and structural barriers to communication between families who share a school.

With parents and administrators at the K-8 Healey School in Somerville, we've been working toward a toolkit of tools and strategies for schoolwide communication that reaches all families across lines of language, income, background, and tech access/training.

LINK TO FULL DIAGRAM HERE?

In particular, we've been working on improving the "infrastructure" for low-cost translation and interpretation in a multilingual school. See the Parent connector network, where bilingual parents use phones, Google forms, and a hotline we made, to help get information to and input from immigrant and low-income families. A multilingual coffee hour is part of the infrastructure too!

Other tools include a wiki for school reform notes, and our partners in the PTA are beginning to work on training parents on email and getting everyone on a common listserv (one program within the school has long used a listserv successfully). Some other experiments: more visual calendaring.

We've decided to describe our full set of schoolwide communication efforts on the Parent Connector Network page, since that was the outcome of our 2009-11 efforts. See the wiki page for a discussion of that additional tool!