02/27/2019 - 4:00 PM EST
This interactive webinar provided an overview of EL family engagement, Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirements related to EL family engagement, and OELA’s EL Family Toolkit. EL Expert Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner presented research and strategies for fostering EL family engagement and addressed ESSA requirements related to EL family engagement. José A. Viana, Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director of OELA, along with OELA staff shared information about OELA’s new EL Family Toolkit. They highlighted sample questions from the toolkit for EL families to use when interacting with school personnel and how school personnel can assist in increasing EL family engagement and agency.