Is your school or district planning a Parent Portal? This Guide can help you in your journey to success. Filled with background information and “how-to’s”, it is designed to spur your thinking and give you step-by-step instructions when you encounter challenges.
You can access the full Guide through the Table of Contents at the left of the screen. You may print individual pages. Download a pdf version.
Not sure what a Parent Portal is? Check out this video, and share it with others who are asking “What is a Parent Portal anyway?”.
This Guide is produced under a Creative Commons license that allows you to use the content freely to help you in implementing a Parent Portal at your school or district. Please attribute the content to this site, and don't use it to generate income. If you wish to use the Guide in a different manner, please contact me by clicking on the link under Feedback on the left.
This site was built in partial fulfillment of a Master's Degree in Educational Communications and Technology. I have learned a lot about parent engagement on the journey to produce this Guide, and I am happy to share this learning with you. I have learned from the many scholars who have written and researched this topic, and from the many parents and teachers who have so wililngly shared their ideas and challenges. They have helped to build this Guide.
It is my hope to continue to update the Guide as it is trialed in different districts. So please use the contact form to send your suggestions for changes, and your stories to share. There are also discussion forums set up on Parent 2.0 Interactive so please check out the discussion there.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this Implementation Guide a reality.