Free Family Playlists for Schools and Districts Impacted by COVID-19

March 17, 2020Press Releases

As a national nonprofit, we are committed to helping school and district leaders who are mobilizing to implement remote learning plans in response to COVID-19. We know how critical it is for you to support students’ learning while also keeping families connected. Family Playlists® can help make that transition smoother.

  • Unlike other online initiatives, Family Playlists use families’ phones, so families can fully participate without having a laptop or computer at home.
  • Family Playlists can be delivered in over 100 languages, ensuring seamless two-way communication between families and teachers.
  • Family Playlists are easy to integrate with Google Classroom and Clever.

PowerMyLearning is offering our Family Playlists program completely free of charge to all schools and districts impacted by COVID-19 from now through August 2020.

If you would like to secure Family Playlists for your school or district, please contact Bill Rappel at 877-338-1113 or, and we’ll get you set up immediately.


Family Playlists open a direct line of communication between families and teachers around student learning and leverage the Protégé Effect (also known as learning-by-teaching), which increases student comprehension and improves social-emotional learning (SEL) skills. A recent study found that Family Playlists had a statistically significant impact on students’ New York State math scores equivalent to four months of additional learning.

Family Playlists are mobile-friendly, multilingual learning assignments that have students “teach” their families a concept by completing a fun, collaborative activity together. After completing the activity, parents send feedback (and photos and/or video) back to teacher on how it went, including how confident their child seemed teaching the assignment. The resulting reports give teachers valuable assessment data and critical insights that enable them to see their students as whole children.

Asking students to teach their families is especially beneficial for parents stepping into new roles at home. Since the child is “teaching” the content, parents are not expected to know the subject area—they are the learners.


Family Playlists are available for grades 3-8 in Math, ELA, and Science, with exemplar playlists in K-2 Math and ELA. Teachers will have access to robust support materials and features that make it extra-easy to integrate Family Playlists into their existing curricular scope and sequence.

In addition to Family Playlists, teachers will have full access to our premium digital learning platform, PowerMyLearning Connect: School Edition. The collaborative platform features a vetted selection of high-quality activities, assessments, and interactives for K-12 in addition to on-demand professional development resources.


PowerMyLearning is already working with over 100 schools and districts nationwide, giving them a scalable way to connect students, teachers, and families around student learning across physical and virtual environments. We are here for you as long as you need.

*Updated: We are now offering a special online workshop “Strategies to Boost Student and Family Engagement During School Closures” free of charge. In addition, to complement our Professional Development, we also offer districts customizable online workshops for families in English and Spanish; these workshops engage families in helping prevent student learning loss during the spring and summer. Click here to learn more.

About PowerMyLearning

PowerMyLearning is a national nonprofit that advances educational equity and accelerates students’ social-emotional learning and academic achievement. What sets us apart from other organizations is our focus on activating the exponential power that occurs when the trio of teachers, students, and families collaborate on the same learning goals.

PowerMyLearning Triangle Students Families and Teachers

Activating this “triangle of learning relationships” can be the difference between mediocre and stellar results in all school communities, including schools with large numbers of students of color, English language learners, and students from low-income families. To learn more visit: