Parent Involvement Expert

Parent Involvement Expert

How to Create a Culture of Learning at Home & Guide Your Child to Succeed in School and Life
Dr. James Casale

WEDNESDAY 11 am-12 pm in SALON c
THURSDAY 9-10 AM in SALON c
THURSDAY 10:30-11:30 AM in
SALON c

Parenting is not easy. It's a struggle. It's challenging. Parents-in order to be successful-need four critical things: 1) a positive attitude 2) a vision 3) accurate information and 4) a plan. No special skills or training are required. My session will equip parents with the tools and information to immediately make positive adjustments to their family culture.


Tearing Down Walls, Building Bridges
Nathaniel Provencio & Deborah Ellis

Wednesday 3-4 PM in salon B
thursday 9-10 am in salon d
thursday 3-4 pm in salon d

 

Participants will discuss and create building level strategies to increase family and community involvement in diverse Title I schools.  Participants will learn how to define parent and community involvement, track and monitor volunteer hours, identify the aspects of “customer centric” school environments, utilize a team based community involvement council, build active business partnerships and create school/community events that support student learning. 

 
 Prince William County

Prince William County

 Prince William County

Prince William County

 

 Virginia DOE

Virginia DOE

Family Engagement in Special Education
Tracy Lee

wednesday 11 am-12 pm in salon I
wednesday 3-4 PM in salon i
thursday 10:30-11:30 am in salon i  

This session will provide participants with information related to the ways in which family engagement improves outcomes for children with disabilities.  It will also provide concrete tools that will assist teachers, administrators, supervisors, and others with encouraging and improving the engagement of families whose children receive special education and related services.


 Strong Fathers-Strong Families

Strong Fathers-Strong Families

Strong Schools - Father Engagement That Makes a Difference
J. Michael Hall

wednesday 11 am-12 pm in salon d

Giving dads a donut only makes them bigger dads.  We at Strong Fathers work to engage fathers in such a way that it makes a difference in the outcomes for kids and the schools that educate them.  Our work with over 200,000 fathers in schools has given us the insight to provide you with the tools you need to engage hundreds of fathers on your campus. 


 Harrisonburg City

Harrisonburg City

Juntos: Harrisonburg City Public Schools and Community Partners Embracing, Empowering and Engaging Our Latino Families
Sal Romero

wednesday 11 am-12 pm in salon B
thursday 9-10 am in salon b
thursday 3-4 pm in salon b

In this session, participants will learn about the methods HCPS’ Family and Community Engagement Department has undertaken to identify and cultivate community partners across sectors to create sustainable and meaningful learning opportunities that will enable Latino families to become full partners in their children’s education. The presentation will also highlight current initiatives within HCPS that are promising and replicable in other localities.


 Orange County Public Schools

Orange County Public Schools

Increase Family Engagement Through 5 Areas of Parent Involvement
Dr. Tricia Travis

THURSDAY 10:30-11:30 am in the Shenandoah room
thursday 3-4 PM in the
Shenandoah room

In this session, participants will learn how to increase family engagement at their school through these 5 parent involvement areas linked to communicating, volunteering, learning, collaborating and decision making.  They will learn what it takes to build, execute & maintain an effective parent & family engagement initiative for their school district.  They will hear & see examples of internal & external partnerships that helps engage families in the district-wide OCPS Parent Academy.  In addition, they will see a demonstration on how the OCPS Parent Academy engages its families through different technology devices that informs, educates & tracks the participation of all constituents.


Family Engagement in Preschool
Karen Wesley, Wayne Lyle & Cynthia Huthinson

wednesday 11 am-12 pm in the dominion/commonwealth room

A discussion on the partnership with Smart Beginnings, the Virginia Literacy Institute, a United Way, and two public preschool programs that resulted in positive parent engagement and supported kindergarten readiness.

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 McDowell County Schools

McDowell County Schools

Growing Partnerships: Home Visiting Program PK-12
Amanda Fragile

wednesday 3-4 PM in salon A
Thursday 9-10 am in salon i

thursday 3-4 pm in salon i

Learn how teachers and administrators in rural, southern West Virginia are building partnerships with families who are not YET engaged.  The visits allow relationships to be formed and supported through the school year.  This session will provide training tips and opportunities for you to build your own home visiting program too!


 Gadsden County Public Schools

Gadsden County Public Schools

Different Levels of Parent Involvement (DLOPI)
Audrey Lewis

wednesday 3-4 pm in the Shenandoah room
thursday 9-10 am in the
Shenandoah room
thursday 3-4 pm in the
dominion/commonwealth room

A parent program with five modules designed to encourage parents to become involved in their child’s education, whether at school or at home.  This program provides teachers with a simple computerized format for determining levels of parental involvement by assessing the students’ classroom performance and behaviors as measured by the parent or guardian’s interaction in their child’s education.  Sessions are interactive, allowing for an exchange of ideas and strategies for communicating with teachers, school administrators and peers. 


"Not Grown Yet" A Secondary Parental Engagement Approach
Terry Alston & Roslyn Moffitt

wednesday 3-4 pm in salon j
thursday 10:30-11:30 am in
salon j
thursday 3-4 pm in
salon j

The purpose of the session is to provide participants with a unique guide to exploring and empowering teens and the families with understanding what it takes to have success for adult life.  Participants will be exposed to resources recommended for working with parents of teens. The goal is to provide training for teachers and school staff on how to work with parents of teens by overcoming the following barriers: school structures and practices, lack of time and resources, lack of information and training, cultural differences between schools and families, and lack of outside support for school-family partnerships.

 
 Weldon City Schools

Weldon City Schools

 Chapel Hill Charrboro City Schools

Chapel Hill Charrboro City Schools

 

 Henrico County

Henrico County

Men at Work: Building a Bridge to Strong Families and Communities
Darryl Williams

wednesday 3-4 pm in the dominion/commonwealth room
thursday 9-10 am in the
dominion/commonwealth room
thursday 10:30-11:30 in the
dominion/commonwealth room

Research shows that father involvement in school has a positive impact on student success.  This session will identify obstacles that can prevent men from being involved and steps educators can take to help break down those barriers by building relationships.  He will also discuss the importance of engaging and involving men to help strengthen families and communities. 


 Lynchburg City Schools

Lynchburg City Schools

Equity and Inclusiveness: Are You Listening?
Ethel Reeves

wednesday 3-4 pm in salon c
thursday 9-10 am in salon j
thursday 3-4 pm in salon c

Parental contact? What do I say and how? Many educators are afraid to call parents.  In this workshop, participants will understand the importance of reaching out to families and having short yet meaningful conversations that will make a difference.  Parents/families are a critical factor in the success of students.  Let’s learn to create an atmosphere where educators and families can have meaningful conversations that have lasting effects. All students matter and so do all parents/families.


 Virginia Beach Public Schools

Virginia Beach Public Schools

Engaging Families in Meaningful Partnerships for Authentic Learning
Dr. Aaron Spence

thursday 9-10 am in salon a
thursday 3-4 pm in salon a

This session will focus on the face-to-face and digital means by which Virginia Beach City Public Schools is engaging with families to create strong partnerships focused on providing rich learning experiences for students.  We will also look at some of the ways we are focused on creating meaningful community partnerships designed for each individual school that are attractive to families as a way to engage with the school and their child beyond traditional volunteer, chaperone or teacher-directed activities. 


EngageMe: Marketing Your Program to a Diverse Audience of Families
Shannon O'Brien, Jenna Monley & Lauren Rowland

wednesday 3-4 pm in salon d
thursday 10:30-11:30 am in salon d

The School District of Philadelphia is incredibly diverse – students and families represent a range of languages, cultures, ethnicities, races, abilities, and income levels, meaning that outreach and marketing efforts must be creative and multi-tiered.  Participants in this workshop will learn about how to bring more families into their program through innovative outreach strategies.  Participants will work on a marketing plan for their program and set outreach goals to help them follow through with their plan.

 Philadelphia Public Schools

Philadelphia Public Schools

 Philadelphia Public Schools

Philadelphia Public Schools

 Philadelphia Public Schools

Philadelphia Public Schools


 NAFSCE

NAFSCE

Pursuing Systemic Change to Advance Family Engagement
Keami Harris

wednesday 11 am-12 pm in salon g
wednesday 3-4 pm in
salon g
thursday 9-10 am in
salon g
thursday 10:30-11:30 am in salon g
thursday 3-4 pm in
salon g

High-Impact family engagement is a core strategy for improving children’s development and increasing student achievement.  Parent engagement was a significant element in early childhood programs and the FSCE field has benefitted from their approaches.  Learn what the broader research now tells us about the impact family engagement has on development and learning.  Hear about a movement to both build capacity for high-impact family engagement practices, and to elevate family engagement as a priority in the policy sector.  Help shape the future direction of family engagement. 


 Successful Innovations Inc.

Successful Innovations Inc.

Creating a Family Engagement Action Plan
Hilda Stevens

wednesday 11 am-12 pm in salon H
wednesday 3-4 pm in
salon H
thursday 9-10 am in
salon H
thursday 10:30-11:30 am in salon H
thursday 3-4 pm in
salon H

In this interactive session, participants will be provided with practical strategies, ideas, and templates to implement a family engagement action plan in their schools.  This will support them in forming meaningful family and school partnerships, engaging diverse families and measuring the impact of their outreach.  Handouts will be provided.


Strengthening the Capacity for Partnerships: 21st Century Engagement
Darla Edwards & Velvet Coleman

thursday 10:30-11:30 am in salon B

By understanding the Dual Capacity Framework, attendees will have a greater understanding of the conditions, goals, and outcomes that have a significant impact on sustainable family and school partnerships.  This session will provide attendees with strategies and ideas to support creative outreach techniques for families in an ever-evolving technological society.  Charlottesville City Public Schools will highlight innovative examples of how their district has empowered families as equal partners in their child's education utilizing Family Engagement on Demand and other outreach strategies.

 
 Successful Innovations, Inc.

Successful Innovations, Inc.

 Charlottesville City Schools

Charlottesville City Schools

 

 Prince William County Schools

Prince William County Schools

Ten Tips to Engage and Inspire Your Community
Andy Jacks

wednesday 11 am-12 pm in salon J

There is never just one solution to creating a school community that is on fire for kids. It starts with an aligned vision for all stakeholders and the idea that they all have each other’s' backs. Rethink your community engagement by leveraging social media, creating special moments, changing how you interact with families, and allowing fun in school. Give the green light to your parents as well as your teachers in being their best selves for your students. 


 Better Business Bureau

Better Business Bureau

Ethics, Education & Engagement
Barry Moore

thursday 10:30-11:30 am in salon A

The mission of the Better Business Bureau throughout North America is to foster an ethical marketplace where businesses and consumers trust each other. A marketplace built upon trust between consumers and businesses produces healthy, long term relationships. That trust becomes a critical part of any economic growth. On the flip side a marketplace inundated with fraudulent business practice takes money and resources out of the pockets of citizens and pushes away business growth and customer satisfaction. The BBB feels that ethics and integrity taught at the elementary through high school levels will help build trusting relationships between a new generation of consumers, families and business owners. Students that learn how to interact with their peers in a trustworthy manner are more likely to continue making those honest communications once they too become "the buying public."  


 VCU

VCU

The Family Engagement CATCH: Your Role as a Change Agent!
Dana Yarbrough

wednesday 11 am-12 pm in salon A

This session provides an opportunity for change agents to “catch” for their family engagement toolbox: resources and ideas for capacity building, agility, trusting relationships, communication and humility.


 Maryland DOE

Maryland DOE

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

wednesday 11 am-12 pm in Shenandoah Room

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, aryland 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.