Session: From Teacher to Tech: Using AI to Reduce Chronic School Absences
Learn how AI can be applied in a simple text format by schools to engage with parents about student absenteeism, transportation issues and much more. This is starting to revolutionize how administrators can better communicate with parents on a timely basis and encourage much faster correspondence than what has been historically.
- This innovative, novel, and evidence-based solution is proven to increase student participation in school, reduce the dropout rate, and build school engagement with students and families, all while reducing staff time so they are able to focus on the high
- Foster student success using artificial intelligence, machine learning, chatbot, and natural language processing technologies to communicate 24/7 via automated two-way texting.
- As our world is more mobile than ever before, communicating with students and families over text messages makes actionable information more accessible.
Joanna Smith-Griffin is the founder and CEO of AllHere, a company that supports student success and family engagement using mobile messaging powered by artificial intelligence.
AllHere was born out of Joanna's frustration as a public school teacher and family engagement leader in Boston. She saw schools experience countless absences followed by unanswered mailings and voicemails.
AllHere's platform builds on key insights and evidence-based strategies on how to partner with families so that they feel valued as their child's teacher and can more effectively support attendance and learning. Spurred by the challenges of at-home schooling, the company grew by over 700% in the past year to over 8,000 schools across 34 states.