Foundations of Family Engagement is a free course for early career teachers, counselors, and other school-based staff to build their knowledge and skills for effective family engagement. The course will be delivered in 3 learning blocks through a flipped instructional model. For each block, participants will first individually complete an online module to build their background knowledge related to family engagement. Then, we will meet together in a synchronous online workshop session to apply our knowledge to our work in our own school communities. The process will repeat for the next two learning blocks.
Learning Block 1: Family Engagement—The Why and the How
Module 1: July 26-30, 2021
Workshop 1: August 2, 2021 9:30-12:00
Learning Block 2: Power Dynamics and Family Engagement
Module 2: August 3, 2021
Workshop 2: August 4, 2021 9:30-12:00
Learning Block 3: Re-framing the Conversation about Family Engagement
Module 3: August 5, 2021
Workshop 3: August 6, 2021 9:30-12:00
1. I can explain why family engagement matters and why and how families choose to engage.
2. I can analyze my current practice to discover who I am not reaching and why.
3. I can develop a personal family engagement action plan to effectively engage all families.
4. I can develop teacher-leadership skills to re-frame the conversation about family engagement within my spheres of influence.
15 Contact Hours
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