August 15th #ELLCHAT Resources on Parent Engagement

August 15th #ELLCHAT Resources on Parent Engagement

by Judie Haynes

On August 15th #ELLCHAT discussed how to increase parent engagement in our schools.

Our discussion on parent engagement in school was a lively one. We discussed translated materials, welcoming podcasts, weekly newsletters and the importance of face-to-face meetings. Go to Twitter and read our discussion. Here is the list of resources shared during the chat.

  • Building Parent Engagement in Schools by Larry Ferlazzo & Lori Hammond.
  • Engaging ELL Families: 20 Strategies for School Leaders.This is an excellent article by Lydia Breiseth on Colorin Colorado.
  • Reaching out to Latino Families of ELLs in Mary Ann Zehr’s Blog.
  • Engaging ELL Families: 20 Strategies for School Leaders.
  • What language should your ELL parents speak at home?
  • Edmodo can be used to write notes to parents.
  • Beyond the Bake Sale, a book by Anne T. Henderson.
  • Promoting ELL Parent Involvement: Challenges in Contested Times by Arias & Morillo-Campbell.
  • Funds of Knowledge
  • 50 Strategies for Communicating and Working with Diverse Families by Janet Gonzalez-Menas.
  • Comprehensive List of Family Engagement Books, Articles, Dissertations and Reports in 2010.
  • How Can I Help Parents of English Language Learners?