The grand experiment with remote instruction in the pandemic hasn’t just impacted teachers and students. It has also changed the relationship of parents to their children’s learning, and provided a firsthand look at the virtual classroom experience.
During a May 4 session at the Education Writers Association’s 2021 National Seminar, parent advocates and researchers explored how the role of families in education may shift, and ways schools and others can support the change.
The participants were:
- Sarah Carpenter, Memphis Lift
- Keri Rodrigues, National Parents Union
- Vidya Sundaram, Family Engagement Lab
- Rebecca Winthrop, Center for Universal Education
- Katherine Lewis, independent journalist (Moderator)