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FOUNDATIONS OF FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
May 23 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Ron Mirr, President of RM Consulting & CAFE (the Center for Active Family Engagement)
In this workshop participants will be introduced to research from the past 20 years as well as the US Department of Education’s Dual Capacity–Framework for Effective Family School Partnerships that demonstrates how certain types of family engagement positively impact student learning. Through an interactive self-reflection exercise, participants will also learn about the conditions that must be present in every school to provide a solid foundation for building effective family partnerships.
• Understand the research that shows the impact of family engagement on student learning.
• Identify the Framework’s five process conditions that must be addressed in every family engagement activity.
• Understand the importance of building staff capacity to implement effective family engagement efforts.