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Networking Session 1 Iowa Parent Information Resource Center Welcome iSPIN Teams!
Agenda Team Member Introductions iSPIN Research and Model Development Team Development Hoover-Dempsey & Sandler Model of Parental Involvement Future Agendas Team Meeting Time Wrap-up and Next Steps
T HE W HY, W HAT AND H OW OF E FFECTIVE S CHOOL, F AMILY AND C OMMUNITY P ARTNERSHIPS
Why should we have family, school, and community partnerships? Why?
The Research A New Wave of Evidence The Impact of School, Family, and Community Connections on Student Achievement Karen Mapp and Anne Henderson
The Research Started with a group of 80 studies and literature reviews that focused on the influence of family and community involvement on academic achievement and other outcomes Studies met these standards: Sound methodology Study findings matched the data collected Early childhood through high school All regions of the country Diverse populations Community as well as family involvement A variety of research methods Different sources of data Strong Criteria for Selected Studies 51 Studies were Selected
Overall Finding: Home-School Partnerships: There is a positive and convincing relationship between family involvement and benefits for students, including improved academic achievement. This relationship holds across families of all economic, racial/ethnic, and backgrounds and for students at all ages.
Impact of Home-School Partnerships When parents and school staff work together to support learning, students… Earn higher grades and test scores Enroll in higher level programs Are promoted more and earn more credits Adapt better to school and attend more regularly Have better social skills and behavior Graduate and go on to higher education
Benefits for ALL families Families of all cultural backgrounds, education, and income levels: Encourage their children, Talk with them about school, Help them plan for higher education, Keep them focused on learning and homework. All families can, and do, have positive effects on their children’s learning.
What programs work? Programs and interventions that engage families in supporting their children’s learning at home are linked to higher student achievement. Family involvement at home appears to have the greatest effect on student achievement. LINKED TO LEARNING!
How can we achieve effective school, family, and community partnerships? iSPIN! How?
Beyond the Bake Sale Anne Henderson & Karen Mapp Welcome, Honor, Connect
SPIN into iSPIN Sustaining Parent Involvement Network (SPIN) Based on the Henderson/Mapp framework Multiple teams in one region Multiple year participation for teams Each team designs its own structure Requires significant staff support Solid Foundation® program Developed by Dr. Sam Redding Academic Development Institute
Core Beliefs All parents have dreams for their children and want the best for them. All parents have the capacity to support their children’s learning. Student success is bolstered when families, teachers, and other members of the school community work together as equal partners on their behalf. School leaders are the prime movers in establishing and nurturing the processes and practices necessary to intentionally build a school community.
Beliefs, Attributes, Process Core Beliefs All parents have dreams for their children and want the best for them. All parents have the capacity to support their children’s learning. Student success is bolstered when families, teachers, and other members of the school community work together as equal partners on their behalf. School leaders are the prime movers in establishing and nurturing the processes and practices necessary to intentionally build a school community. Partnership School Attributes Strong relationships based on mutual esteem Links parents to student learning at home and in school Embraces diversity of families and community Supports parents as advocates for their children Sharing power and practicing democracy The Joining Process Welcome Families are made to feel at home, comfortable, and a part of the school community. Honor Family members are respected, validated, and affirmed for any type of involvement or contribution they make. Connect School staff and families put children at the center and connect on education issues of common interest that are designed to improve educational opportunities for the children.
DESIRED STATE Our school culture is one in which parents… Feel welcome in our school Understand and play a role in their children’s education Feel confident and competent as they support their children’s school success …and is based upon the positive relationships that are developed, nurtured, and sustained between parents and school staff. CURRENT REALITY Form School Community Council Gather parent, teacher, student data Review parent, teacher, student data Review CSIP Goals and Need iSPIN Planning and Implementation Model District/School commitment Work Group (SCC) Significant parent & faculty participation Uses data throughout the process Follows structured agendas Organized around 6 building blocks
6 Building Blocks Shared Leadership How we include parents in decision-making. Goals & Roles How we outline the roles of teachers, parents, and students for understanding learning standards and assessments. How the school assists parents with their role in their children’s mastery of the standards.
6 Building Blocks Education How we promote learning opportunities about effective family engagement for teachers and parents Connection How we promote face-to-face association among parents and teachers so they get to know each other while also learning how to help students succeed.
6 Building Blocks Policies & Practices How we develop/review school polices and practices in light of current research, especially as they relate to parents Communication How we promote 2-way communication between home and school about student learning
Future Agenda Topics Develop a School Community Constitution Develop a School Community Compact Discuss learning standards and ways to acquaint parents with them Develop a homework policy Develop procedures for parent-teacher-student conferences Develop an open house plan Develop a welcoming place plan Develop a plan to encourage parent-child interaction around reading, studying, responsibility Develop a plan for home visits Plan a parents & learning workshop for teachers Review teacher tools for school-home communication Develop a resource library for parents
Team Activities 2 meetings each month 30+ Agendas Year 1 review/plan Years 2 & 3 implement Online System Online Resource Manual Iowa PIRC Site Networking Sessions Wednesday, February 23 rd Monday, April 25th
Lunch Time Table Group Discussion What is the purpose of schools? What is the purpose of parent engagement? What are the most effective things parents can do to increase student learning? Each table group please be prepared to share out after lunch a “one” sentence answer for each of the above questions.
H OOVER -D EMPSEY M ODEL OF P ARENT E NGAGEMENT Iowa PIRC
Model Developers Family School Partnership Lab (Vanderbilt) http://www.vanderbilt.edu/Peabody/family-school/index.html http://www.vanderbilt.edu/Peabody/family-school/index.html Kathleen Hoover-Dempsey & Howard Sandler Original Model--1995 Revised Model--2005
What are they? Think about the 4 learning attributes every student needs to be successful in school. Share your ideas with someone sitting near you.
What helps students learn? Students must… Helping your child learn Step 1: The 3 most important messages parents can give their children Step 2: WHAT parents can do to help their children learn. Step 3: HOW parents can help their children learn. You need to try hard Homework is very important School and education are very important Discuss your values, goals, expectations, and aspirations. Learn more about how to help your student learn at home. Maintain clear communication with your children’s teachers. Learn more about how to be involved in learning at school. Positively encourage your child in all their academic efforts. Model ways your child can be academically successful. Reinforce your child when s/he does something well. Teach your child. 1. Feel confident they can succeed; 2. Be internally motivated to do well in each class; 3. Know how to manage their own learning; and 4. Know how to ask for help.
Step 1 Give your child 3 important messages You need to try hard Homework is very important School and education are very important
Step 2 What you can do… Discuss your values, goals, expectations, and aspirations. Learn more about how to help your student learn at home. Maintain clear communication with your children’s teachers. Learn more about how to be involved in learning at the school.
Step 3 How you can help… Positively encourage your child in all their academic efforts. Model ways your child can be academically successful. Reinforce your child when s/he does something well. Teach your child.
Moving the needle Aspirations I plan to continue my education after high school. My family expects me to do well in school. Talking with family members I talk to my family about my homework. I talk to my family about what I'm learning in school. Self-efficacy I can do even the hardest homework if I try. I can learn the things taught in school. I can figure out difficult school work. I want to understand how to solve problems. Intrinsic Motivation I like to look for more information about school subjects. I want to learn new things. Managing learning I ask myself questions as I go along to make sure my homework makes sense to me. I try to figure out the hard parts of my school work on my own. I go back over things I don’t understand. I try to find a place that makes it easier to do my homework. Asking for help from teachers I can get along with most of my teachers. I can go and talk with most of my teachers. I can get my teachers to help me if I have problems with other students. I can explain what I think to most of my teachers. I ask the teacher to tell me how well I'm doing in class. There is at least one adult at school that I could go to for help with a problem.
Moving the Needle iSPIN is about engaging parents in ways which help students answer “very true” or “pretty true” to the items on the student survey.
How does this work? External Partner Encourage you all to read the “Curriculum of the Home” 2x monthly meetings Follow agendas After completing an agenda, get the next agenda from your external partner
Agendas Agenda 1 Team Formation Agenda 2 Data Collection Agenda 3 (Arrange with External Partner) All staff in-service training Agenda 4 (Today) School Community Constitution Agenda 5 (Future) Compact for Learning
Data Collection 90% of teachers 90% of students, as appropriate 25% (9-12) or 40% (K-8) of parents
T EAM M EETING T IME School Community Constitution