Posted on August 6, 2018
For the expansion of the Family Playlists pilot, an interactive, technology-based family engagement program, from 2 to 7 schools throughout New York City, helping them to better leverage technology to engage families in meaningful learning experiences at home. It is based on 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. This year they will focus on enhancing platform functionality based on feedback from the pilot year, developing content for additional grades and subjects, and demonstrating the program’s impact on student academic achievement.