Family Engagement Communication and Culture

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Registration open through 12/6/2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

-Examine the role of communication in schooling and how culture influences the way we communicate in our respective roles (administrators, teachers, etc.).
-Family engagement has a positive impact on children’s learning and skill development, so families and staff are encouraged to engage in open communication and develop meaningful relationships.
-Our cultural backgrounds influence the way that we communicate specifically, the way we send and receive messages.
-School staff do not always come from the same cultural backgrounds as the parents/families they serve, which makes it more likely that cultural differences will lead to misinterpretations and conflict.
-Explore the concept of culture & connect with the idea of Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education.
-Culture is “the way of life of a particular people, especially as shown in their ordinary behavior and habits, their attitudes toward each other, and their moral and religious beliefs.
-Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education requires that school staff members explore how their cultural backgrounds (including the culture of American schooling) influence their existing engagement with parents/families, as well as how to modify or adopt new communication strategies in order to achieve student success.
-Explore strategies for effective collaboration between families, caregivers, and schools to support students in the special education process.
-School staff members must be creative and meet parents/families where they are in order to build relationships and facilitate long-term engagement.

Continuing Education
CTLE: Hours - 1.5


Upon registering you will receive a confirmation email with the corresponding link.


NYC Department of Education - Special Education Office


Teir Morris -