Tools For Increasing Parent Teacher Communication

Course Summary:
This course will address an ongoing question that many educators voice every year- How do I increase communication with my students' parents? Every teacher can relate to spending their prep periods, lunch periods and time after the school day trying to get in touch with a parent. The frustration that can build up can leave educators feeling helpless. This course will introduce participants to a couple of highly effective methods for increasing parent contact.

In today's world of APPR, parent teacher communication is a must. Many districts' plans are assessing educators on such factors as communication skills with parents. By learning a few techniques you can increase the levels of communication and save yourself valuable time as well! Participants will research the impact of communication on addressing poor behavior and performance, as well as reinforcing achievement, improvement and positive behavior. This course will address online communication tools including teacher blogs, Remind101 and email distribution lists. Participants will also analyze how increased reliance on technology and social media is playing a role in the current trend of the "flipped classroom."

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What You Need To Know

  1. This course will provide you with 3 Graduate Credits through Ashland University.
  2. Courses start on September 1st, 2016 and end on August 31st, 2017.
  3. Note: (Rolling Admissions. Self-paced course. Register anytime. Complete course within semester dates)
  4. Credit Cost: $150 per graduate credit x 3 = $450* (Payable to Ashland University)
  5. Course Cost: $149 per course (Payable to NaMaYa)
  6. Length: 36 Contact Hours

*Credit Cost is lower if you are part of a Group/Bulk Registration with 20+ Teachers. To inquire more about that, please contact us at

Don’t forget to register with Ashland University in order to earn Graduate Credits. Failure to register with Ashland University before the end date will disqualify participants from earning credits.

*Strict refund policy on Ashland University fees. Only exceptions are for documented medical emergency and must be approved by PDS Director.