Posted on August 9, 2016
To support a new, scalable Interactive Family Engagement Program in partnership with two of their partner schools, the Young Women’s Leadership School of the Bronx and South Bronx Prep, to serve approximately 175 students and their teachers and families. The project will combine a technology-based approach with the key elements of Johns Hopkins University’s Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork (“TIPS”) program. It is based on regular homework assignments that are developed in collaboration with teachers and assigned to students to complete with a family partner at home, resulting in improved student achievement, deeper family engagement, and more positive student and parent attitudes towards learning. They will provide coaching support for teachers on creating interactive playlists, communicating with families, and examining the feedback data to inform both family outreach and instructional strategies.