Due to the pandemic, parents and teachers experienced a role reversal. Parents found themselves as teachers and teachers had to pivot to find new ways to connect with families.

As students and families re-enter schools, it is crucial to establish collaboration between teachers and families. This requires new approaches that address racial inequalities, while focusing on racial equity and the collective trauma of the pandemic. This session will share strategies for partnering with families, building equity focused school communities, and creating strong alliances with families.

Course Objectives

1) Increase awareness of educator implicit bias.

2) Establish family-school communication and collaboration.

3) Learn how to be an ally to families, specifically with Black and Brown families.

4) Learn new strategies for building relationships with diverse families