Leveraging Family Conferences

Highlander Institute Spotlight Series


How do we leverage family conferences to support students and families, particularly in this era of COVID-19? As we dig into this strategy, it is important that we name the prerequisite step: connecting with families around safety and well-being. The first connection point should be to attend to families’ needs and connect them with resources. We can then be intentional and responsive in how we design regular communication for the purpose of building strong partnerships, furthering mutual learning, and ultimately leveraging families’ funds of knowledge to support children.