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June 1-4, 2021

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

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 16, 2021

02:00 PM

Eastern Daylight Time.

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Family Engagement for Student Success With Dr. Karen Mapp

Strengthening family-school partnerships has perhaps never been more critical than it is today. Join this webinar to hear from Karen L. Mapp, Ed.D., senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and author of “Partners in Education: A Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships” (2014) about family engagement in school districts as a critical lever for increasing student achievement, especially amidst the plethora of challenges stemming from today’s unique context.   This webinar will cover how to:

  • Build authentic partnerships with families using Mapp’s Dual Capacity-Building Framework
  • Explore how COVID-19 has strengthened the role of families as co-creators of their children’s education
  • Gain actionable tools and strategies for your school or district to empower families as learning partners and drive equitable outcomes for students
  • Support educators in activating the power of collaboration between teachers, students, and families and in using family perception data for school improvement planning

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.

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

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Creating a Data-driven, Problem-solving Approach to Family Engagement

Through a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS)

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 support 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

February 2, 2021

2:00 pm EST

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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.

January 27, 2021

2:00 pm EST

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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,  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

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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.