Family Engagement

LEA to LEA Webinar Series: Family Engagement 2014-2015

  • November 14th, 2014
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All families want the best for their children. In fact, “parents express a genuine and deep-seated desire to help their children succeed academically, regardless of difference in socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, and cultural background (Mapp, 2004).” Providing families with opportunities to become partners in their children’s learning takes commitment and planning from both educators and families.

During these hour-long webinars members of Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) throughout Pennsylvania along with PaTTAN educational consultants will share current practices and strategies for other LEAs to consider as a means to effectively engage families to support student learning. LEAs will share their rationale as well as the effects of their practices. This webinar series is designed for school administrators, teachers, and others interested in learning how Pennsylvania leaders are engaging families to effect student learning. Hear of their successes, creative ideas, challenges, and results.

A description of each webinar, by topic, is listed below.

To register to attend any of the sessions, please go to the PaTTAN training calendar or click on the session title listed below. Upon registering, you will receive information regarding participation for the webinar(s) you selected to attend. Each session listed below will be/has been recorded and available for asynchronous viewing.

1 Engaging Families in the Secondary Transition Process
January 26, 2015
During this webinar, various agencies along with PaTTAN educational consultants shared effective secondary transition practices and strategies for other LEAs to consider as a means to engage families in supporting their students during school as well as in preparation for post-secondary life. Resources, such as the “Planning for the Future Checklist” were shared during the session.

2 Engaging Families in Literacy to Support Student Learning
February 17, 2015
Engaging families substantively in their student’s literacy learning can be rewarding. During this webinar session, members of a Local Educational Agency (LEA) along with PaTTAN educational consultants shared practices and strategies for other LEAs to consider as a means to engage families so they can actively support their students’ literacy learning at home.

3 Engaging Families in the IEP Process
March 23, 2015
During this webinar, members of a Local Educational Agency (LEA) along with PaTTAN educational consultants shared current, effective practices and strategies for other LEAs to consider as a means to engage families in the development and monitoring of their students’ Individualized Education Programs. Communication strategies as well as effective ways to share data and resources were featured.

4 Keeping the Momentum Going: Summer Strategies to Keep Families and Students Engaged in Learning
May 18, 2015 (Noon – 1:00 PM)
Summer can be the perfect time to offer opportunities that support and accelerate student learning. During this webinar, members of a Local Educational Agency (LEA) along with PaTTAN educational consultants shared novel practices and strategies for other LEAs to consider as a means to engage students and their families during the summer months. Learn ways to bring together creative and innovative educational activities and events for all families and students will enjoy.

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