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Communicating with Parents & Families

Communicating with Parents & Families

Course Description

This course offers a variety of strategies to help educators communicate with and build positive relationships with parents and families of students being taught.  Using these strategies makes communicating with students’ families more feasible and less overwhelming.  By establishing valuable, consistent communication with students’ families, this course shows educators that they can help improve their students’ success and increase their own enjoyment of teaching at the same time.

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Course Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Students will learn strategies to communicate with and build relationships with parents and families of their own students.
  • Students will be able to apply strategies to communicate better with parents and families of their own students and build better relationships with those families.
  • Students will be able to use communication and relationships with families to work together as a team to improve their own students’ learning.
  • Students will develop skills to reflect on & improve their own teaching practices.

 

Relevancy to Practice:  This course provides educators with the following relevant information to help improve their practice:

  • Strategies to increase communication with and encourage positive relationships with parents and families of students.
  • Strategies to keep parents and families informed of student behavior and academics.
  • Increasing enjoyment of teaching through greater student success and improved student behavior as a result of regular communication with families.
  • Developing a partnership between teacher and family members in creative ways to support student learning, success and behavior.
  • Conducting student-led conferences to empower students and encourage student ownership over their learning.
  • Implementing a system for consistently making positive phone calls home.
  • Overcoming potential barriers when it comes to connecting with parents and families of students.

 

Course Assignments

  1. Reading Reflection
  2. Student-Led Conferences Reflection
  3. Final Reflection on Communicating w/ Families

Course Format 

This course is an online course.  Upon registration, your course materials will be emailed to you.

No-Risk Guarantee: You can cancel a course registration within 30-days and receive a 100% refund, no questions asked.

Registration Now Open: Register now and receive your course materials within 24 hours.  Course materials are due within 6 months of registering for the course.

Price:

Starting at $189.00

Credits:

3

Graduate Credits

*Pricing may not include University Fees. Select option to include fees.

University Fee

Course fee may or may not include the university’s registration fee depending on the university partner. University fees are not included in the registration fee for Adam’s State University and Brandman University. 

Those additional fees are:
Brandman University: $70/credit
Adam’s State University: $55/credit  

Instructions for how to register with your selected University Partner and pay additional fees will be provided after registering with Credits for Teachers.

University fees for Colorado State University-Pueblo are included in the course fees. 

Please note that we cannot grant refunds for students who have already turned in work for a course, even if it is within the 30-day window.

Refunds Policy

Students are able to request a full refund of any Credits for Teachers course within 30 days of registration.  In order to do so, please fill out the “Contact Us” form including your full name and the course you registered for and we will complete the refund.

Exchange Policy

Students are able to exchange one course for another within 30 days of registration as long as the course price is the same and the student does not change the university Partner.  In order to exchange a course, please fill out the “Contact Us” form including your full name, course you have registered for and the course you would like to switch to.

Please note that we cannot exchange a course once for students who have already submitted their course for grading, even if it is within the 30-day window.

Transfer Policy

Students that would like to transfer their course from one university partner to another may have the opportunity to do so within the first 30 days of registering for a course.  In order to transfer your course to a different University Partner, please fill out the “Contact Us” form including your full name, the course you are currently registered for and the new University Partner you’d like to switch to.

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