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Elementary Educators: Communicating with Families of English Learners During Distance Learning

Recorded on June 03, 2020

This archived webinar was sponsored by the Region 15 Comprehensive Center at WestEd, in collaboration with the California Teachers Association and the California Department of Education

Maintaining regular communication with families of elementary students is critical in this time of distance learning. Elementary students need family support to be successful with home-based learning, and many families need guidance on how to best support their children at home.

In this archived webinar, learn how educators can communicate regularly with families of young English Learners to increase student success.

The following topics were addressed in this webinar:

  • The need for home-school connections during distance learning
  • Challenges for home-school communication and learning support
  • Ideas and resources that aid in communicating with families and caregivers of English Learners
  • Recommendations and activities for families and caregivers of young English Learners

This is the seventh of a 13-part webinar series designed to support English Learners in distance learning settings.

Access all archived recordings and slides.

Webinar Presenter(s):

Veronica Aguila Director, English Learners Support Division, California Department of Education
Efrain Tovar Newcomer/ELD Teacher, Fresno County
Marlene Fong Consultant, California Teachers Association

Materials from the Webinar