Spotlight 2021

Parental Engagement

At this moment where parents and caregivers are becoming increasingly engaged with education, HundrED, together with Kidsburgh, the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at Brookings, and IDEO seek to bring together innovative collaborators to help identify, share, and facilitate the use of promising new strategies to build stronger school-family and teacher-parent partnerships.
Kidsburgh, the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at Brookings, and IDEO
need

Scalable approaches to parental engagement are needed to sustain efforts to improve education outcomes.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions to schooling around the world, impacting learning  for more than 1.5 billion students. These changes have forced policymakers, school administrators and teachers to reconceptualize their approaches to teaching and learning for their students, and parental engagement in children’s education has been thrust into the center of all school activities. In order for education systems to truly develop the broad set of competencies young people will need to thrive in the new economy, they must find ways to bring parents along in that journey. 

*Parent: We define the term “parent” using CUE at Brookings’ Family Engagement in Education project definition. A parent is used as a shorthand for any family member, caregiver or guardian who cares for the health and well-being of the child. “Family” is often used as a more inclusive term and is used interchangeably with parents.

solution

This project aims to identify and promote impactful and scalable solutions that support the engagement of parents in education.

Engaging parents to help make education more aligned with innovative pedagogy is critical if change efforts to education are to be sustained. Therefore, building trusting relationships and confidence among parents to participate in the education process is essential. This Spotlight project aims to identify and promote impactful and scalable solutions that support the engagement of parents with their child’s education. This project is a collaboration between HundrED, Kidsburgh, the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at Brookings, and IDEO with financial support provided by The Grable Foundation

Share your innovation for this Spotlight by April 15th. 

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Latest articles 6.5.2021

Parental Engagement Spotlight Closes

The submission period for our Parental Engagement Spotlight closed last month with 187 innovation submissions from almost 50 countries! The Spotlight was created as part of a joint initiative between HundrED, The Center for Universal Education (CUE) at Brookings, IDEO, and Kidsburgh, designed to identify strategies to build stronger school-family relationships.
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About Parental Engagement

community article
27.3.2021
In Conversation with Dr. Tyler Thigpen on Parental Engagement
Join us this Wednesday for a Community Conversation on Parental Engagement led by Dr. Tyler Thigpen, Head of The Forest School & Institute for Self Directed Learning. In this conversation, we will he
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23.3.2021
Bridging the Gap Between Parents and Educators one Webinar at a Time
Before COVID-19, the global education community spent little time thinking of how to engage parents and caregivers in their students' education. However, that all changed last March when learning move
impact story
15.2.2021
Parents and Schools are Connecting - Our New Spotlight Project is Helping those Connections Grow
At this moment where parents and caregivers are becoming increasingly engaged with education, HundrED, together with Kidsburgh, the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at Brookings, and IDEO seek to
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What happens and when?

Spotlight Launched
15.2.2021
Submission Ends
15.4.2021
Selections Made
2.8.2021
Selections Announced
30.9.2021