Making Connections with Families

Focus Area: Teachership
Audience:

TTeachers

Pathway: Understanding

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Overview

Research shows that involving families in their children’s education is paramount to student success. When families are meaningfully and continuously engaged in their children’s learning and development, it has a positive impact on their child’s health, academic, and well-being outcomes. As educators, the classroom environment has countless factors that can either support, or detract, from learning. The connections we make between that learning and student’s families is key in establishing for students a sense of belonging and value to what they do in school. In this 2 hour virtual workshop, we will define what makes effective connection ‘points’ with educators, and how to make them consistent and sustainable, beyond just the ‘open house’. 

Audience

This session is optimized for classroom teachers, para-educators, and instructional coaches.

Specifications

  • 2 hours
  • Participants will need a computer with access to Zoom, a camera, a microphone, and stable Internet connectivity

Outcome

I connect with families to build relationships that promote student learning.

Learning Experience

Define

  • What is family engagement?
  • What are the 5 leading indicators of student family partnership?

Explore

  • Review the top strategies in each indicator according to the Global Family Research Project
  • An example family engagement plan connected to the 5 indicators

Build

  • Your own family engagement plan and receive feedback