TalkingPoints is offering free access to education resources during this global crisis.

Here for you - TalkingPoints resources for Teachers and Families for COVID19 and remote learning

How we can help:

Are you looking to engage and communicate with families in this time of online and remote learning? TalkingPoints is here to support you! We provide a multilingual family engagement platform that helps you to engage with your families, keep connected with your students, and get the most critical information out to your communities. In the coming weeks, we will also be providing free educational resources for you and your families to support your students’ learning at home. It is super easy to get started! We will also be providing extra supports throughout this period. 

As a mission-driven non-profit focused on family engagement for underserved, multilingual, diverse communities, we keep TalkingPoints for free for educators. During this time, we are making available our school and district facing platform for free through donations. We believe this is especially critical for those are most likely to be left behind in this time — those with limited accessibility at home, where TalkingPoints is the only method to access learning materials, and English Language Learners. We’re excited to support you in the following ways

Note: this page will continually be updated – so stay tuned! For real-time updates, follow-us on Twitter and Facebook

1. FREE TalkingPoints for Schools and Districts

Effective March 20th, all schools and districts who are high-need will be able to have free access to TalkingPoints for Schools and Districts. TalkingPoints for Schools and Districts provides you school-wide and classroom-wide messages, so all the staff in the school can communicate with families in their own languages, reporting and analytics so you can see how remote learning is going from an administrators’ perspective, and downloads/export reports on school/educator-parent engagement. Your entire school or district will be able to use TalkingPoints. 

Learn more here: TalkingPoints for Schools and Districts – COVID19
How to apply: Fill out this form

2. Webinars to get you started and making the most out of TalkingPoints

TalkingPoints will be providing webinars to get you started and to make the most out of TalkingPoints! We will share our expertise in family engagement and help you get started with TalkingPoints and how you can make the most of this remote learning period through partnering with families effectively to support learning at home.

Upcoming Webinars for Schools & Districts*:

  • Getting Started for School & District Teacher Webinars every Wednesday at 11 am PT – May 20th, June 3rd, June 10th, June 17th, and June 24th
  • Getting Started for School & District Admins Webinars every other Tuesday at 11 am PT –  May 19th

*Check your email for more details about webinars.


Check-out our past webinars and how-to videos 

TalkingPoints for Teachers Webinars
TalkingPoints for Teachers how-to videos

3. Best practices for using TalkingPoints in a remote learning environment

To get started with TalkingPoints, we have curated a set of resources for effectively using TalkingPoints. These guides and videos can help you jumpstart your engagement and communication with families as they adjust to this period of remote learning 

Five easy steps to get started on TalkingPoints 
See more on this Get Started Guide 

Step 1: Sign up for FREE via our website (talkingpts.org) or download mobile apps (iOS, Android
Step 2: Add your families or invite them to join 
Step 3: Send these translated letters home (optional) 
Step 4: Send your first message
Step 5: Start replying to families’ messages back 

Running an emergency PD session? Use this Professional Development Guide and check out 5 tips to connect with families 

Advice and answers from the TalkingPoints team’ with link Just getting started? Some additional resources can be found here: 

Resource Center

You will be seeing more remote learning related content in and outside the application with tips, tricks and communication guidelines in the coming weeks 

4. More questions? We’re here to support you as much as we can

Feel free to reach out anytime: 
Our teacher support page: https://intercom.help/talkingpoints/en/
Email us at: hello@talkingpts.org
Chat to us:

  • Web : Click on the question mark (top right of the page)
  • Mobile: Go to ‘Profile’ then click ‘Support’ 

5. Additional distance learning resources

Can be found here

We will be sharing more resources over the coming weeks, so stay tuned for updates here soon or follow us on Twitter and Facebook 

Look forward to supporting you at this unprecedented time,

TalkingPoints Team