November 5, 2020
Harnessing the Power of Families to Support Student Learning and Development
In many schools across the country, families feel locked out of their child’s learning or unsure of how they can get involved. In this time of hybrid and virtual learning, strong partnerships with families are more important than ever. During this presentation, you will learn about the three most effective things schools and educators can do to make home-school partnerships an effective instructional strategy.
Featuring Jenni Brasington – Senior Director of Consultative Services for Scholastic Education and founding partner of the Center for Active Family Engagement
December 1, 9 & 15
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Virtual Training Institute
Reframing the Conversation: How to Talk About Family and Community Engagement So People Will Listen
Join us for this interactive training institute where you will learn new strategies to gain support for your family engagement programs and policies, and ultimately shift the conversation from family and community engagement being “nice to have” to being a “must have.”
WHO: District leaders, family engagement coordinators, state education agency officials, and educators
Session 1: Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET
Session 2: Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET
Session 3: Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET
Registrants must commit to attending all three sessions.
Wednesday, January 27, 3-4 pm ET
PIQE (Parent Institute for Quality Education)
A national organization with evidence-based programs that engage, empower and transform families by providing the knowledge and the skills to partner with schools and communities
Please join us as Gloria Corral, President, and CEO of PIQE, and Elizabeth Zamudio, PIQE Vice President of Program Development share how their organization adapted in order to support families with online connectivity and navigation, bridge families to resources, and help families to re-engage and transition to distance learning during the COVID-19 crisis.
PIQUE will share key takeaways from a year in virtual service delivery. Grounded in research and best practices, presenters will share effective strategies schools, teachers, and community members can implement when working with diverse families. PIQE provides empowering information, skills development, and support systems for low-income families, communities of color, English Learners, and immigrant families.
A longitudinal study shows that these children graduate high school and attend college at higher rates than their peers due to PIQE’s success in empowering parents to be successful advocates for their children’s education.
February 2, 2021
High School Family Engagement
Sheila Jackson, Ed.D. Director of Family and School Partnerships for Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland and Stacey R Martin, Senior Director of External Affairs at Collegiate Academies in New Orleans, LA will lead a discussion around effectively engaging families of high school students.