This workshop provides participants with an overview of the importance of communication between schools and families, in addition to web-based resources that provide information with respect to student progress, support activities, and school-wide goals.
This workshop will provide school teams with specific strategies they can use to engage families by suggesting meaningful roles they can play with their school communities in support of their children’s achievement. During breakout sessions, participants will brainstorm ways those strategies can be adapted to meet the individual needs of their school.
This workshop will being with a rationale for structuring school environments so that they are welcoming of families and encourage family involvement. During breakout sessions, specific strategies will be presented, with obstacles explored, and solutions presented. It will culminate in a list of creative and effective ideas that participants can immediately implement within their schools.
Schools engage families in setting high expectations for students and actively partner with parents to prepare students for their next level.
School community works together to make decisions about the academic and personal growth of students through school-wide goals.