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June 1-4, 2021

National Family and Community Engagement Conference:  Connected Together & Stronger than Ever

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The 2021 National Family and Community Engagement Conference provides an opportunity to highlight innovation and high-impact strategies; and this year. Join us as state leaders, school and district leaders, administrators, educators, community-based organizations, researchers and families come together to focus on solutions that enhance and expand engagement through family-school-community partnerships. With pre-conference sessions, plenaries, workshops, deep-dive sessions, and more, participants will be immersed in many examples of high-impact engagement work taking place across the country.

Tuesday, March 2,

2-3pm ET

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Join us for our March Community of Practice call! This month, host Lindsay McKinney MSEd, Executive Director of the Association of Higher Education Parent/Family Program Professionals (AHEPPP) will lead the group in a discussion on family engagement in higher education.

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Meeting ID: 854 308 498

Wednesday, February 24, 3:00-4:30 pm ET

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Creating a Data-driven, Problem-solving Approach to Family EngagementThrough a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS)

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Every family is unique, and yet family engagement is often approached with a one-size-fits-all approach: every family receives the same email, is invited to the same event, or is given the same level of attention. A Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) offers an alternative, data-driven, and problem-solving approach to family engagement by helping teachers and administrators adapt to the contexts, needs, and preferences of every family in the school so that ALL families are engaged in their children’s education.

In this webinar, participants will learn how to use a new tool, developed by two experts in the field, to plan for multi-tiered systems of support for family engagement in their school or district. The tool can be used for general family engagement planning or specific strategic planning for new initiatives or events. Participants will learn how to organize family engagement interventions and supports so they can be applied to maximize outcomes for students. The webinar will include time for participants to practice and apply this model to their own settings and goals.

Presenters:

  • Dr. Barbara Boone, Principal Investigator and Director of the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center at the Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE)
  • Hadley Bachman Program Manager, Community Development at the Center on Education and Training for Employment

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February 2, 2021

2:00 pm EST

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.

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January 27, 2021

2:00 pm EST

 

federal Full-Service Community School grants

We are excited to share that the U.S. Department of Education just opened a new round of applications for its federal Full-Service Community School grants, and we encourage you to apply! You can find information about this grant, including how to apply and priority areas, here.

Pre-Application Informational Webinar for prospective applicants hosted by the U.S. Department of Education (not required but can be helpful). This webinar covers the Notice of Intent to Apply and Application components.

January 27, 2021

3-4 pm ET

PIQE

(Parent Institute for Quality Education)

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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.

Jan 26, 2021

11:00 AM EST

Supporting Michigan’s Families with Young Children, during COVID & beyond

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Family engagement has never been more important to ensure student success. In Michigan, school districts are doing amazing work to continue serving families with young children during COVID.

During this 1-hour webinar, we’re going to dive into the new approaches and practical strategies that Camp Fire West Michigan 4C, the Kalamazoo RESA early education department, and Great Start AMA are using to achieve their mandates.

Topics we’ll explore include:

1. Reenvisioning family engagement to empower all families, using strengths-based strategies

2. Getting concrete resources into Michigan families’ hands

3. Activating parents as education partners

4. Continuing helping children achieve learning goals

A Q&A session will be facilitated at the end of the presentations.

December 1, 9, 15

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Virtual Training InstituteReframing 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

WHEN:

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.

November 5, 2020

4:30 PM

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

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