FASTalk (Families and Students Talk) is a family engagement tool that promotes equity and builds partnerships between teachers and historically underserved families by sharing engaging, at-home learning activities via text messages in each family’s home language.
Educators easily send to families welcoming and inclusive text messages with weekly activities to reinforce classroom learning.
Students experience literacy gains, especially when parents do not share a home language with the teacher.
Messages automatically translate into 100+ languages, facilitating two-way communication between educators and families.
Activities are fun, fast, and easy for busy families to complete on their own time, anywhere.
Any caregiver with access to a cell phone can engage. No computer or internet connection required.
Curriculum alignment with 10 of the most widely used, high quality ELA instructional materials such as EL Education, ELA Guidebooks, and more.
FASTalk Reinforces More Than 10 High-Quality Curricula