Presentation on theme: "Parent Engagement 101. The recipe: The Secret Ingredient The Ingredients The Directions Special Instructions The Finished Product."— Presentation transcript:
Parent Engagement 101
The recipe: The Secret Ingredient The Ingredients The Directions Special Instructions The Finished Product
What are the barriers to parent engagement?
What is our commitment? The Secret Ingredient Support parent participation in decisions relating to the education of their children Provide trainings to empower you as a parent and advocate Recognition Support Respect Information
YOU make a difference 4 big ways you can make sure your child(ren) succeed(s) in school: 1)Encourage learning at home 2)Have high expectations of your child(ren) 3)Be involved in your child’s education (in and outside of school) 4)Send your student to school every day on time Parent/Family Engagement The Ingredients Source: Wherry, John, “Parent Involvement: Nine Truths You Must Know Now”
When schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, students tend to do better, stay in school longer, and like school more by being in the school, you build relationships to make this happen! Students see more people that look like them and come from their community in school Children from your community know you are around, and tend to watch their behavior Engagement in School: Why Volunteer? The Ingredients You build relationships with teachers and school staff makes families more approachable, and school more welcoming Your presence can improve school climate (staff and student behavior, interactions between staff and families) More positive behavior and discipline practices Benefits to children, Impact on the school
How does it all add up? The Ingredients Refers to the quality and character of what happens inside a school – the environment of the school. In a positive school climate … Children feel safe emotionally, physically, and mentally All people – students, teachers, parents – feel respected and work together Parent involvement in education School Climate Student Achievement
Buses on time People wake up on time Want to go Sick Suspended Parents/caregivers feel they are safe Barriers? Barriers
The Directions Building the power, knowledge and skill of parents through: Leadership Relationship building Tools and training
Leadership Opportunities In your community Tutoring programs Mentoring programs Community Councils Speaking at School Board meetings & other public forums In the school Volunteering (e.g. lunch duty, hallways, events, classroom assistance) Meetings: PSCC, PTO/PTA, EFA School Improvement Planning Committee member Special Instructions
Relationship Building Special Instructions Staff Parent Student School
Building Skills & Knowledge of Parents Trainings Leadership Development Knowing Your Rights Developing a PTO/PTA Course Requirements & Credits Conflict Resolution Bully Prevention Special Instructions … and many more!!!!
Buses on time tools & training People wake up on time relationship building Want to go relationship building Sick relationship building Suspended tools & training Parents/caregivers feel they are safe tools & trainings AND relationship building Barriers? The Finished Product
Parents who are engaged Positive school climate Students want to be there and learn Finished Product The Finished Product