Parents as Teachers During COVID-19

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 7
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 11: Consultation and Collaboration With Educators and Parents

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. learn what home-based distance learning practices parents have engaged in during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. learn how parents' practices for distance learning varied by child's age.
  3. learn areas of need when designing distance learning programs.


Following U.S. school closures in March 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, parents have had to play substantially larger roles in their children’s education than before. Little knowledge exists, however, about the resulting home learning environment during COVID-19. Attendees of this poster will learn what distance learning practices parents have engaged in during COVID-19 and how such practices have varied. Such information may provide implications for future research, practice, and educational reform.



Julie A. Grossman, Prince George's County Public Schools


Elyse R. Grossman, Susan Sonnenschein


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