This article reports on initiatives implemented to increase family engagement of English learners (ELs) in several culturally and linguistically diverse school districts in the Midwest. The authors use a framework of family engagement that spans a continuum starting with traditional notions of school involvement to family engagement wherein families have agency on how they can support their child's learning. This article shares specific initiatives that teachers implemented in their classrooms or school settings such as bilingual game nights, cultural celebrations, creating family books, and conducting home visits. Recommendations are shared for how educators and school leaders can maximize family engagement among EL families.
Teaching Methods and Strategies
Family and Community Involvement