TalkingPoints for Schools enables teachers and administrators to create holistic parental engagement programs across one centralized school account. Within the school account teachers and administrators can communicate with the same parents, build case studies around specific students, and collaboratively measure and report on parental engagement analytics. The platform sets each school up for success with straightforward tools for onboarding, customized strategic guidance, and best practices around parent-teacher communication.
“As a Korean immigrant attending high school in the UK, I personally witnessed how my peer’s education and career trajectories suffered as a result of the language barrier between our English-speaking teachers and their Korean-speaking parents,” says Heejae Lim, Founder of TalkingPoints. “Our goal with is to connect and empower all teachers, parents and students to succeed at each of their jobs by transforming the way they communicate.”
As an impact-driven nonprofit, TalkingPoints’ goal is to bridge the communication gap between educators and all parents, including the families of English-language learners. TalkingPoints transcends communication barriers at a critical time. By 2030, 40% of students in the U.S. will not speak English as their first language at home. Through TalkingPoints for Schools, teachers and administrators can communicate with any parent thanks to the software’s text translation capabilities.
For more information on TalkingPoints or to sign your school up, visit: www.talkingpts.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
TalkingPoints is an education technology nonprofit with a mission to meaningfully connect all teachers, parents and students to increase engagement and student success. TalkingPoints’ multilingual texting platform gets across linguistic and technological barriers by allowing educators and administrators to communicate with families in the their native languages. In the past year TalkingPoints has connected over 300 schools with students’ families, and the platform supports 20 different languages. TalkingPoints is supported by Fast Forward, Google.org, Stanford University, AT&T, and Echoing Green. The organization was founded in 2015 by Heejae Lim and is based in San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit www.talkingpts.org