Step 5: Outreach to Families

It’s All About the Conversations

At workshops, class meetings or orientation events, share the grade level goals with parents/guardians. Follow up with two-way conversations among teachers and families at the different grade levels about how to work together to support the goals, and co-create home learning strategies families can use on a regular basis.

Additional Resources: These tools are designed to give you additional information and guidance. Download them using the button on the right.

Tool #5: Outreach to Families — Tips for success organized under three major steps:

  • Welcome families and make sure they feel invited
  • Honor families and ask for their ideas
  • Connect families to what their children are learning

For A Breakdown of Step 5: Outreach To Families, please visit our Learning Conversation Page. The link is below.

Need Supplemental Material?

For further reading and support on this step, download Tool #5.


Parent-Teacher Conversations About Learning

For further support on holding Parent-Teacher conversations, download this helpful discussion outline.