Family Engagement

LEA to LEA Webinar Series: Family Engagement 2016-2017

  • September 26th, 2016
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The 2016-2017 LEA to LEA Webinar Series will serve as a venue for school staff to share effective practices and strategies they have implemented to engage families in support of student success. This webinar series is designed for school administrators, teachers, and others interested in learning how Pennsylvania educators are engaging families in an effort 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 recorded and available for asynchronous viewing.

Engaging Families in Rural and Urban Communities (recorded on October 26, 2016)
Both rural and urban schools present unique needs which educators must address in order for students to be successful. Through effective family-school partnerships, Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) have been able to make progress in addressing rural and urban communities. During this webinar, both LEA and PaTTAN representatives shared family engaging practices and strategies for the consideration of participating LEAs.

Collaborating with Community
(recorded on December 14, 2016)
To help all students succeed, schools and communities need to attend to the multiple dimensions of students’ lives. When schools collaborate with families and community partners, they can develop creative solutions to meet the diverse needs of students. During this webinar session, members of a Local Educational Agency (LEA) along with PaTTAN educational consultants shared practices and strategies as a means to engage community partners in collaboration in order to create networks to support students in and out of school.

Linking Families to School: Technology Tips
(recorded on February 8, 2017)
Improved communication between home and school, increased access to student grades and assignments, and sharing resources to support student learning are all ways in which technology can be used to link families to school. During this webinar, members of a Local Educational Agency (LEA) along with PaTTAN educational consultants will share their implementation strategies using available technology resources and tools.

Working with Families to Prevent the “Summer Slide”
May 10, 2017 (1:00 pm – 2:00 pm)
Summer is the perfect time to relax and recharge. It’s also a great time to keep the learning going with fun, at-home, and creative strategies that families can do together. During this webinar session, members of a Local Educational Agency (LEA) along with PaTTAN educational consultants will share practices and strategies for other LEAs to consider as a means to engage families, so they can actively support student learning at home during the summer months.

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