[DISTRICT NAME] Partners with Livingtree to Bring Families Closer to School
New Partnership in [DISTRICT NAME] Brings Families Closer to School
[DISTRICT NAME] Teachers Focus on Families, and Connect with New Technology
District powered with new strategies and tech designed for measurable student growth this school year
[CITY, STATE, (DATE)] – [DISTRICT NAME] has partnered with Livingtree, a K-12 technology company to bolster family engagement across the district. The partnership introduces a new program this year that is focused on bringing families closer to their child(ren)’s learning experiences at school through new strategies and technology.
As part of the program, [DISTRICT NAME] administrator and teacher teams will receive a capacity-building professional development program created by national family engagement expert Dr. Steve Constantino. This program focuses on creating a family-focused culture throughout every school and provides teachers with the necessary family engagement skills and strategies to benefit students outside of school.
[DISTRICT NAME] is also implementing the Livingtree Engage platform to connect educators and families across the district. Starting at the beginning of the school year, families across the district will receive a window into what their child is learning. Backed by researched-based practices, industry experts and proven methods, Livingtree Engage creates a private, safe, and secure community that allows teachers and families to work together in support of better learning outcomes for children. Through the platform, families will receive a window into what their child is learning at school. Livingtree Engage simplifies school-to-family and family-to-school communication through easy-to-use social features available on web browsers and mobile devices.
“QUOTE FROM DISTRICT LEAD,” said [DISTRICT LEAD], [DISTRICT LEAD TITLE]. “Livingtree will help us engage families in their children’s education. Family engagement is the number one driver of student success, and we’re thrilled to work with them to help us improve engagement.”
The platform comes with some added benefits for teachers and families as well. Livingtree alleviates the time and effort burden that teachers typically take on with other communication tools by automatically loading class rosters and connecting schools and teachers with their families. First-time users are then automatically invited via email and text message (SMS). Livingtree Engage also cuts down the number of communication tools that families have to navigate by providing one platform that they can rely on to connect and engage in their child’s education. [DISTRICT NAME] families are encouraged to ensure that their contact information is correct and up-to-date with their school. Emails and text messages will be sent out at the beginning of the school year with information regarding their Livingtree account.
About [District Name]
Founded in 2012, Livingtree’s mission is to improve the learning lives of students so they can succeed beyond the classroom. Through its family engagement platform Livingtree Engage, and its fundraising platform Livingtree Give, Livingtree aims to serve and connect school communities. The Livingtree Engage platform has been recognized by EdTech Digest as an Award Finalist for the 2019 Communication Solution, the 2018 Administrative Solution and Communication Solution, and the 2017 Parent/Student Solution. Livingtree was also recognized for its work by the Stevie® Awards as the 2016 Gold Community Involvement Program of the Year and 2016 Silver Smartphone App of the Year. http://learn.livingtree.com/