Prince William County Schools

Prince William County Schools

Grow a Relationship-Driven School Culture
Andy Jacks

located in salon j

Strong school teams are built one relationship at a
time. It is imperative that every student, parent, and
teacher feel valued and that they have a voice for
your school to thrive and succeed. Join this interactive
session to engage in what to do and what to definitely
not do in developing an amazing school culture.
Reflections on past successes and failures must not
only change what we do, but more importantly who
we are and how we relate to our stakeholders.


 Retired DCPS, National Newspaper Publishers Association 

Retired DCPS, National Newspaper Publishers Association 

Parent and Family Engagement:
More than a Field Trip

Dr. Elizabeth Primas

located in salon d

When parents and educators think about family
engagement, we usually think about participating in
“Bake Sale” or chaperoning a “Field Trip”. But, the
nation’s new education law, Every Student Succeeds
Act (ESSA), defines parent engagement as so much
more. Parents are children’s first teachers and ESSA
gives them the power to be their most important
advocates. During this session, participants will have
the opportunity to examine ESSA and explore
additional ways they can involve parents and families
in supporting learning in the classroom and at home.
Educators, families and the greater community will
brainstorm proactive and positive strategies to facilitate
parent-teacher partnerships.


 Virginia Early Childhood Foundation

Virginia Early Childhood Foundation

Early Childhood Education: The Foundation for Success
Kathy Glazer

located in salon a

This session will explore early childhood education
(ECE) for children birth to age five, from the
perspective of families. Whether it’s publicly or privately
funded, ECE respects parents as children’s first
teachers, and is necessarily differentiated from the K-12
system.


 National Association of State Boards of Education

National Association of State Boards of Education

An Insider's View
Kristen Amundson

located in salon I

Phone calls? Emails? What works with policymakers?
How parents can be most effective when advocating
for change at the district, state, and federal level. This
session provides practical information and strategies
that can support families with effective advocacy to
impact change in their schools or districts.


 Harrisonburg City

Harrisonburg City

Strategies to Engage Hispanic Families
Sal Romero

located in salon b

From 1996 to 2016, the number of Hispanic students
enrolled in schools, colleges and universities in the
United States doubled from 8.8 million to 17.9
million. Hispanic students now make up 22.7 percent
of all people enrolled in school. It is imperative that
educators understand how to outreach effectively to
support these families.


 NAFSCE

NAFSCE

Systemic Challenges and Opportunities
for Advancement of Family Engagement

Vito Borrello

located in salon g

Vito Borrello, Executive Director of the National
Association for Family, School, and Community
Engagement (NAFSCE) will lead dialogue
regarding systemic challenges and opportunities for
advancement of Family Engagement and ESSA’s role
in that advancement. Dialogue will focus on family
engagement as an essential strategy for improving
children’s learning and advancing equity by building
the capacity of practitioners and stakeholders.


 Maryland DOE

Maryland DOE

Cross-District Collaboration on Implementing,Training and Monitoring Title I, Part A Program
Young-chan Han

located in salon C

Participants will learn about Maryland State
Department of Education’s (MSDE) collaboration with
local educational agencies (LEAs) as an active partner
in developing, implementing, and monitoring Title I, Part
A Program under Every Student Succeeds Act. During
the 2016-2017 school year, Maryland collaborated
with Title I Coordinators to develop its Title I, Part A,
Application, Guidance Document and the monitoring
tools. As a result of this Community of Practice (CoP),
Maryland was able to build capacity of all members in
the CoP community; develop a comprehensive Title I,
Part A Application and accompanying tools; share the
knowledge with greater community during the Title I
Professional Learning Institute; and continue to work in
their LEAs by creating their own CoPs to implement
and monitor Title I, Part A, Program.