Non-profit to host online engagement forum for educators

A Dorchester-based non-profit focused on education will lead a two-day online forum for K-12 teachers and parents next week to discuss re-opening plans and how to best navigate remote learning methods.

The group, 1647, will host its third annual Family Engagement Summer Institute virtually next Tuesday and Wednesday (Aug. 11 and 12) with a program that will include workshops and break-out groups for small teams.

Ann M. Walsh, a Lower Mills resident and co-founder of 1647, explained that the organization works directly with school staff to help them build skills to connect with their students' families.

“We help educators to think about the year ahead,” she said in an interview with the Reporter. “This year we’ve moved to an online forum, and we’ll be modeling different strategies and approaches that teachers can take to build connections and really helping them grapple with the plans that have been outlined as possible options for this year.

The virtual forum is scheduled to take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 11 and 12. Registration is available online at http://bit. ly/1647summerinstitute 2020.

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