Presentation on theme: "DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES Leadership I and II February, 2011 Providing Services to Students, Families and Community through."— Presentation transcript:
DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES Leadership I and II February, 2011 Providing Services to Students, Families and Community through Collaboration
DSFCS Offices Title I/ Academic Intervention/ Bridges-21 st CCLC BSAP Family and Community Outreach Hispanic Achievement MESA International Student & Family Services
TYPE 1 – PARENTING Help all families establish home environments to support children as students.
Type I - Parenting Academic Intervention: Provides professional development to site coordinators about communicating with families Bridges: Partners with Howard Community College to provide opportunities for adult learning BSAP: Facilitate neighborhood meetings to help parents understand school culture and policies Family & Community Outreach: Acquaints parents with goals of program through personal communication and via an interactive web page.
Type I - Parenting Hispanic Achievement: School based liaisons and Parent Academy equip parents with parenting skills MESA: Acquaints parents with goals of program through personal communication and via an interactive web page International Student & Family Services: Seminars deliver strategies with an emphasis placed on parenting Title I: Provides professional development about family involvement for Title I schools
TYPE 2 – COMMUNICATING Design effective forms of school-to-home and home-to-school communications about school programs and children's progress.
Type 2 - Communicating Academic Intervention: Provides parents with reports on progress through Summer Programs Bridges: Newsletters highlighting student achievement and upcoming events BSAP: School-based staff provide a variety of methods for parent communication Family & Community Outreach: Parent engagement for SAT Prep classes
Type 2 - Communicating Hispanic Achievement: Assists schools in communicating with parents in a linguistic and culturally effective manner. MESA: Maintains an interactive web page that informs students and parents with regards to MESA activities International Student & Family Services: Interpreting and Translation Services for P/T conferences and other communication needs. Title I: Plans and facilitates math, reading, and MSA Family Nights
BASED UPON WHAT YOU’VE HEARD ABOUT THESE 2 TYPES, HOW CAN OUR DEPARTMENT SUPPORT YOU IN ENHANCING YOUR PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES? 1. Parenting 2. Communicating
TYPE 3 - VOLUNTEERING Recruit and organize parent help and support.
Type 3 - Volunteering Bridges: Parent and student field trips as incentives for student attendance or community service. BSAP: Ongoing volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year Family & Community Outreach: Summer school administrators secure community volunteers for student mock interviews Hispanic Achievement: Extends personal invitations to parents to volunteer, offering different options that meet their availability.
Type 3 - Volunteering MESA: Involves parents to serve as volunteers to assist teachers in helping students accomplish technical goals International Student & Family Services: Facilitate events that promote parent volunteerism
TYPE 4 - LEARNING AT HOME Provide information and ideas to families about how to help students at home with homework and other curriculum-related activities, decisions, and planning.
Type 4 – Learning at Home Academic Intervention: Summer Programs provide ideas for home-based summer learning through weekly newsletters Bridges: During “Family Show Off Nights”, staff model learning activities to do at home with students in between demonstrations. BSAP: Family participation in helping students set academic goals and review report cards Family & Community Outreach: Elementary Reading teachers demonstrated reading techniques to children while parents observed
Type 4 – Learning at Home Hispanic Achievement: Increases participation in what schools are already doing. Also, offers some workshops in Spanish and the Parent Academy MESA: Encourages parental involvement by providing web based programs whereby students and parents may jointly participate International Student & Family Services: Liaisons convey messages from teachers, counselors, and administrators about student’s academic concerns and school policies. Title I: Provide parents with math and reading programs and other resources
BASED UPON WHAT YOU’VE HEARD ABOUT THESE 2 TYPES, HOW CAN OUR DEPARTMENT SUPPORT YOU IN ENHANCING YOUR PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES? 3. Volunteering 4. Learning at Home
TYPE 5 - DECISION MAKING Include parents in school decisions, developing parent leaders and representatives.
Type 5 – Decision Making and Advocacy Academic Intervention: Solicit parent feedback on Summer Programs, including areas in need of improvement Bridges: Parent advisory boards that help with program activity planning, reviewing data and increasing community partnerships and parent involvement BSAP: Collaborate with local organizations to provide leadership training for parents Family & Community Outreach: Collaborate with counselors to provide parent training on effective advocacy
Type 5 – Decision Making and Advocacy Hispanic Achievement: Talent spotting, extending personal invitations, and connecting with other parents. MESA: Activities provide choices for parents and students to seek appropriate STEM field courses of study International Student & Family Services: Prepares parents for all levels of leadership in parent organizations, advisory councils, and committees. Title I: Parents provide input on schools’ Family Involvement Plans and Compacts
TYPE 6 COLLABORATING WITH COMMUNTY Identify and integrate resources and services from the community to strengthen school programs, family practices, and student learning and development.
Type 6 – Collaborating with the Community Academic Intervention: Summer Program staff are encouraged to engage community business partners in celebrating student success Bridges: Sponsored Health Resource Fair for parents and students in collaboration with local health and safety organizations BSAP: Provide extended day, week, and year learning opportunities that increase student achievement and cultural awareness Family & Community Outreach: Partnered with community churches and Secondary curricular offices to present HSA information to community
Type 6 – Collaborating with the Community Hispanic Achievement: Networking with other organizations that can serve the Hispanic community. MESA: Prepares students for STEM field careers by collaborating with colleges, private industry, and government agencies International Student & Family Services: Collaborates with community organizations to help immigrant families in the transition process Title I: Works with community members and governmental stakeholders to increase resources available to families
BASED UPON WHAT YOU’VE HEARD ABOUT THESE 2 TYPES, HOW CAN OUR DEPARTMENT SUPPORT YOU IN ENHANCING YOUR PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES? 5. Decision Making 6. Collaborating with Community