Recorded on May 20, 2020
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.