COVID-19 response

Due to the ever-changing atmosphere of our communities, nation, and world during the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) we must rethink the ways in which we educate students and engage families during these challenging times. Our heartfelt thoughts go out to all who have been affected by this disease, and we strive to serve as a thought leader alongside schools and communities as we navigate these challenges together.


download our 20-21

educator toolkit

educator toolkit

This informative toolkit is designed to share best practices and helpful strategies for engaging and supporting families during this non-traditional school year. The kit features five core practices for SEAMless family engagement:

  1. Welcoming Virtual Environments

  2. Two-Way Virtual Communication

  3. Social Emotional Learning and Self-Care

  4. Digital Divide: Communicating Unplugged

  5. Virtual Resources for Families








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Online learning series



As our learning environments transition from the classroom to virtual and in-home platforms, the West Virginia Family Engagement Center delivered a series of family-focused webinars to explore educational opportunities for students and families in home during school closures. Check out the archive and review our our extensive list of resources on each webinar topic for your family. 


Missed our live webinars during the Strong Families and Quick Bites program? Check out our recording via our archive below, and share with families in your network that could benefit! The archive will be updated regularly with the latest recordings.

Additional resources:

Arts-Based Learning

Physical & Collaborative Activities

Practicing Mindfulness

Maintaining Calm

Social Emotional Learning

Learning Virtually

Creating a Learning Space

Making Memories

WVDE Resources:

The West Virginia Department of Education provides a wealth of resources to support educators, students, families, and communities during these difficult times. Click to download the resources below and access additional resources via the Family Engagement Resource Folder on WVDE OneDrive.