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Communicating with Families of Newcomer English Learners During Distance Learning

Recorded on May 20, 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.

Communicating with families of newcomer English Learners in secondary grades has its own distinct challenges. Teens who are in the process of separating from their parents and establishing their own identities as adolescents in a new culture are particularly uncomfortable with the idea of parent engagement in schools.

Drawing from Chapter 5 of the U.S. Department of Education’s Newcomer Toolkit, the presenters in this archived webinar offer practitioners ideas for how to keep parents, guardians, and other family members engaged in supporting their students’ learning trajectory at home.

The following topics are addressed in this webinar:

  • The need for home-school connections during distance learning
  • The specific needs of newcomer English Learners
  • Ideas for engaging parents, guardians, and other family members to support students’ learning at home

This is the fourth 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

Materials from the Webinar