In partnership with Parenting Journey, Urban Tech offers research-based and customized family engagement programming. In this way, Parenting Journey supports the child’s social and emotional learning and academic development.


Collaborative Learning Made Easy

Parenting for Student Success, is a fully integrated approach that brings parents and children together in a multi-tiered curriculum that includes, Direct Service to Parents, parental workshops, staff and teacher development, parenting Journey facilitator training and dedicated technical assistance, all designed help parents foster their child’s success.

YLA speaks to parents with:

  • Full animated videos and broken down clips - teachers can play a full video or go through the video in shorter, easier to understand clips

  • Written text for verbal dialogue - each video also plays out the text version of the words to make it easier for new language learners to hear but also see the spoken words

  • Short and longer texts for reading comprehension - module materials and Instructor Notes spell out several options to expand and contract reading passages for tailored reading delivery

  • Writing Practice - personal journals online or journal questions for offline writing allow students to practice their language or their writing or both

  • Discussion topics - break out small groups of students or pairs to talk through topics - students helping students practice