Reflect:  Think about the examples provided throughout this lesson. Identify two highly effective methods of communicating with stakeholders. Create an artifact for each utilizing the resources outlined. 2 artifacts should be included in your blog. Ensure the products are creative, informative, and adheres to FERPA guidelines.

Student Info & Parent Contact Form

Class Policies & Parent Newsletter

Answer: Why is ongoing communication in the online classroom important? How does the newsletter differ from mandatory communications?

A newsletter is informal and allows teachers to communicate with parents in an upbeat and positive manner. By personalizing and using visuals, teachers can make their newsletter more engaging for students and parents. Ongoing communication is important because it helps students remain successful throughout the duration of the course and allows parents to remain involved and in the loop.