With open house season upon us, we’re hearing from educators looking to innovate and improve their family and community engagement. If you’re among the many administrators who want to up your family engagement game this fall, we encourage you to check out these resources for inspiration and insight.
Free Professional Development Opportunity
Presented by Missy Martin, Title I Family Engagement Specialist, Lexington County School District One (SC) and April Hawkins, Former District Leader, Current Marketing Manager, ParentPowered
During this complimentary webinar, you’ll hear how Lexington County School District One (SC) has a key advantage when it comes to improving student outcomes. They’ve built strong partnerships and ongoing communication with their families.
Learn concrete ways to:
- Welcome families as essential partners in the educational process
- Engage family members in student learning
- Communicate more effectively with diverse families using easy-to-implement, research-based strategies
Educators can earn CE credits. Learn more and register here.
Reads Worth Your Time
Boston Public Schools
This family engagement analysis tool from Boston Public Schools offers clear ways to assess and improve your family engagement programs. The diagnostic tool on page 40 is especially useful because it offers a quick way to analyze and upgrade your current programs.
Family Engagement Core Competencies: A Body of Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions for Family-Facing Professionals
By National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement
ParentPowered’s team of educators is proud to be part of the National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE) community. This new guide offers standards aligned to different roles, which can be helpful in ensuring your family engagement program is designed as a shared responsibility across the district.
This article from ParentPowered’s Heer Shaikh offers important insight into engaging families from diverse communities. Read on.
Tennessee’s outstanding gains in early literacy have been all over the news lately. How did they do it? Read on.