Parchment + Quottly: How We are Turning Credentials Into Opportunities, Together
Student mobility is becoming more common than ever. According to the Pew Research Center, 22% of U.S. adults relocated during the pandemic or know of someone else who moved to a new place. But this isn’t a new occurrence — military children move almost 10 times before finishing high school.
With students relocating more frequently, a better understanding of your ever-changing student population is essential. In our recent Panel Discussion on Supporting Transient Students in K12 Education, hosted by Matt Sterenbeg, director of K12 at Parchment, walked through some of the challenges of student mobility and how to help students navigate a new learning environment.
When students move from one district to another, it impacts all parties involved.
“I need to make sure we’re putting interventions in place that are going to track whether or not those students are successful and intervene if they’re not academically succeeding in our schools,” said Chantell Manahan, director of technology at MSD of Steuben County. “Keeping track of who’s mobile is part of the problem. We don’t always have good metrics on that data. In my district, we’ve implemented automated reports that go out to building administrators that show who’s coming in and out every week. If we have the knowledge, we can start asking questions and get more support in place.”
Investing in an intuitive system for identifying transient students offers a more effective and organized opportunity to support students. Technology comes in handy for:
“We use a lot of great tech resources for our English learners,” shared Priscilla Grijalva, school counselor of the Corona Norco Unified School District. “We use software that can translate words into [the student’s] language in real-time while we’re teaching the lesson. Google Translate and YouTube are also helpful in this capacity.”
To ensure transient students feel properly supported as they enter your school district, consider the following tips:
Interested in learning more about how to support students who are moving in and out of your district? Check out the full webinar here.