Schoolwide communication toolkit
Please use this to organize your documentation:
* 1 Summary * 2 Communication we set forth to improve * 3 Process o 3.1 Basic History o 3.2 Communication ahas, implementation ahas, and turning points! * 4 Findings/Endpoints o 4.1 Concrete communication improvements o 4.2 Main communication realizations and implementation realizations o 4.3 Technological how-tos o 4.4 Things we’d expand/do differently
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. 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 to help ensure that information reaches immigrant and low-income families who share a school. Other tools include a wiki for school reform notes, though that test really just got started.