Family Engagement Lab creates digital products to help schools ignite the power of family engagement. Our team works with partners to understand barriers to family engagement and develop solutions that honor and respect diverse families and communities. Our programs align with the US Department of Education's Dual Capacity-Building Framework.
TEACHER DRIVEN FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
Parents trust teachers more than any source when it comes to supporting their child’s learning. We make it easy for schools and teachers to communicate, and provide families with expert, actionable advice linked to each child’s learning, in their home language.
RESEARCH & EVALUATION
We uncover and target specific barriers to family engagement unique to your community (such as language, culture and mindsets). We identify and engage research partners to conduct program evaluations.
DIGITAL CONTENT AND TOOLS
We incorporate stakeholder input and rapid cycle research to tailor our technology-based tools and content to promote at-home parent involvement and parent-teacher collaboration.
TRAINING AND ENGAGEMENT
We educate stakeholders on the importance of partnering with families. We provide staff training and support to build staff capacity and ensure a successful program implementation.
FASTalk (Families and Schools Talk) is Family Engagement Lab's text message program that helps teachers empower all families to turn everyday moments into high-impact learning opportunities.
Learn more about how we implemented our approach in Oakland Unified School District to improve parent-teacher partnerships.
Interested in bringing FASTalk to your school or district?
We'd love to learn more about:
- How your school or district currently approaches partnership with families, and
- Your family engagement goals.