Presentation on theme: "Reframing Family and Community Engagement Title I Technical Assistance Session October 6, 2011."— Presentation transcript:
Reframing Family and Community Engagement Title I Technical Assistance Session October 6, 2011
Session Overview Review Title I District and School Parent/Guardian Involvement Rights, Policies and Compacts Look at how parent involvement has changed over the years Introduce Family, School, and Community Partnership Fundamentals Document Share Resources 2
Title I District and School Parent/Guardian Involvement Rights, Policies and Compacts 3
Families play a powerful role in their children’s education!
Overall Findings from 40 Years of Research When families are involved at home and at school, children do better in school… …schools do better educating children. AND
Why Families Get Involved Understand that they should be involved Feel capable of making a contribution Feel invited by the school and their children (Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler) Family members are more likely to become involved when they:
Creation and Evolution of the Fundamentals Parent and Community Education and Involvement Advisory Council (PCEI) Research and Review of Other State Practices and Policies National PTA Family-School Partnership Standards Presentation to BESE of Massachusetts Family and Community Engagement Standards (June, 2009)
Massachusetts Family, School and Community Partnership Fundamentals Welcoming All Stakeholders Communicating Effectively Supporting the Success of Children and Youth Advocating for Each Child and Youth Sharing Power and Responsibility Partnering with the Community
Expansion of the Fundamentals What do these “standards” look like in real life? Creation of rubrics or indicators Implementation and functioning of these indicators developmental in nature Renaming “standards” as “fundamentals” Review by other BESE Advisory Councils Presentation of Fundamentals to BESE (September, 2011)
Taking a Closer Look at the Fundamentals Fundamental 1, Indicator B: Developing Personal Relationships – Level 1: School offers families opportunities to visit – Level 2: Parents volunteer to welcome others – Level 3: Family mentors help other families Fundamental 3, Indicator A: Linking Student Work to Learning Standards – Level 1: Displaying student work – Level 2: Explaining to families about learning standards and proficient student work – Level 3: Aligning all events and resources to standards
Why Are Fundamentals Needed? Provide a framework for positive effective family and community engagement Offer guidance for families, schools and community to examine current strategies Explore new possibilities and expansion of practice Correlate with other family and community engagement initiatives
Key Features of the Fundamentals Focus on student learning outcomes Provide a welcoming space for families Outreach to all families Share information with families in multiple ways and in multiple languages Survey families and students Offer multiple opportunities for engagement
Important Aspects of the Fundamentals Families share responsibility to support their children’s education. – Parenting – Home-School Relationships – Responsibility for Learning Outcomes Schools connect families to community resources. Principals lead in creating a welcoming environment for all families and community members.
Fundamentals and Title I Parent Involvement Requirements Involving parents/guardians cornerstone of Title I of current ESEA Information to parents in languages they understand Build parental capacity for involvement Home – School compacts Parental input to Title I Parent Involvement Policy
Questions? School Improvement Grant Programs Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Phone:781-338-6230 Website:http://www.doe.mass.edu/titlei/ Margaret C. O'Hare | PIRC Director Massachusetts Parent Information & Resource Center Email: email@example.com Phone:617-399-8344 Website:www.pplace.org A project of the Federation for Children with Special Needs Informing, Educating, Empowering Parents