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Each student must have a parent or another adult who believes in him and has his best interest in mind. This advocate takes personal responsibility for understanding the student’s needs academically, physically and emotionally, and communicates the student’s learning needs effectively.

The links to the training documents are listed in the following order:

1. How Schools Can Promote Advocacy

2. Advocacy in Your School

3. A Parent’s Perspective

4. Family-School Partnerships Assessment

5. Teacher Perceptions of Parent Efficacy

6. Perspective Taking

7. Facilitator’s Debriefing Worksheet

8. Indicator 8 Training Module Evaluation

9. Module 4-Overview Document

10. Art-Res A New Wave of Evidence

11. Art-Res A Path to Enhanced Achievement

12. Art-Res Families Educators and the Family-School Partnerships

13. Art-Res IEP Team Meetings-A Guide To Participation For Parents

14. Art-Res Information And Approaches For Educators

15. Art-Res NEA-Great Public Schools for Every Student by 2020

16. Art-Res Student Led IEP Meetings

17. Art-Res The Social Context of Parental Involvement

18. A Parent’s Perspective (Video)

19. Parent Efficacy (Video)

20. Module 4-Speaking Up For Every Child (PowerPoint)


Topic: Family Engagement

Schools, parents and families need to recognize that each shares an important role in supporting a positive school outcome for children. Parents who understand their child’s program and program options, rights and responsibilities; are better able to meaningfully participate and contribute to their child’s successful outcomes. Having this knowledge provides parents an equal playing field when participating in educational decision making.

The links to the training documents are listed in the following order:

1. Why School Change Fails

2. Myths

3. Status of Practice

4. Committees with Family Involvement

5. Change Readiness

6. Organizational Change Readiness Assessment

7. Workshop for Parents and Families

8. Indicator 8 Training Module Evaluation

9. Module 5-Overview Document

10. Module 5-Shared Decision-Making

11. Art-Res A New Wave of Evidence

12. Art-Res Developing School Decision-Making Team

13. Art-Res PTA National Standards Implementation Guide 2009

14. Art-Res School-Based Management Rhetoric vs Reality

15. Art-Res Shared Decision-Making Process

16. Art-Res The Evaluation Exchange HFRP

17. Art-Res The Learning Compact Redefined ASCD


Topic: Family Engagement

Parents, families, schools and community agencies each share an important role and contribution towards student achievement and positive outcomes for children. All stakeholders need to become aware of the benefits of successful partnerships and how each contributes towards positive effects for students.

The links to the training documents are listed in the following order:

1. School-Community Connections

2. What We Want For Our Students

3. Who Are The People In Your Neighborhood

4. Trust Carousel Activity

5. Parent and Community Involvement Jigsaw

6. Focus Group

7. Dialogue Guide

8. Public Forum

9. Hosting A Community Expo

10. Putting It All Together

11. Facilitator’s Debriefing Worksheet

12. Think-Pair-Share

13. Restructuring Schools

14. Indicator 8 Training Module Evaluation

15. Module 6-Collaborating With Community

16. Module 6-Overview Document

17. Art-Res A New Wave of Evidence

18. Art-Res Critical Issue-Creating the School Climate and Structures

19. Arts-Res GAO School-Community Collaborations

20. Art-Res Nine Characteristics of High-Performing Schools

21. Art-Res Partnerships for Learning

22. Art-Res Strong Families Strong Schools

23. Art-Res The Community of the School

24. Art-Res The Effects of Comprehensive Parent Engagement

25. Art-Res The Learning Compact Redefined ASCD

26. Art-Res The New Middle Management


Topic: Family Engagement

Indicator 8 Training Overview

Uploaded: April 16, 2012 |  0 Comments  | 

The training module toolkit contains six, independent modules of study which are framed by the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships developed by the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA). The modules are based on research in the area of family engagement. Throughout each module, school staff will examine current practices and school procedures and reflect on ways to strengthen and enhance their family engagement efforts.

The links to the training documents are listed in the following order:

1. Indicator 8 Needs Assessment

2. Indicator 8 Action Plan

3. Indicator 8 FlowChart (Word)

4. Indicator 8 FlowChart (PDF)

5. Indicator 8 Parent Survey Information

6. Introductory PPT for Indicator 8 (PowerPoint)

7. PTA National Standards Assessment Guide

8. PTA National Standards Jigsaw Activity


Topic: Family Engagement

Teachers and administrators are all familiar with the growing movement toward the inclusion of children with disabilities into general education classrooms. This OnPoint is intended simply to provide some hints and resources about how to start thinking, talking, and teaching about the meaning and experience of children with disabilities in our schools.


Topic: Inclusive Practices, Special Education Leadership

Internet Based Tools To Support Instruction

Uploaded: August 12, 2010 |  0 Comments  | 

Material Description:
This item is designed to be downloaded by professional development personnel for use in training of paraprofessional staff. Materials may be used as is or customized. One Power Point Presentation document is available for to this session. The Power Point contains trainer notes.
This session will highlight internet-based resources and tools that paraprofessionals can use as part of effective instructional practices. Content will include a brief introduction to accessing the internet as well as specific websites and web tools that can be used to assist instruction of content such as science, reading, writing and social studies.


Topic: Paraprofessionals

This Penn*LINK announces the release of a supplement to the IEP Form for use beginning February 1, 2008. The IEP Supplement is posted at www. pattan.net under Regulations and Forms – Chapter 14 – School Age Forms www.pattan.net/files/Memos/Pennlink010808b.pdf and www.pattan.net/files/Memos/Pennlink010808b.doc


Topic: Chapter 14, Chapter 711/Charter School

This booklet introduces parents to the ‘‘big ideas’‘ contained in school improvement efforts under NCLB and IDEA, and provides them with the information they need to help ensure that their children can benefit from these efforts. The end of this booklet identifies suggested sources of additional information that parents can use to help their children benefit from the nationwide education reform and accountability efforts intended to ensure high expectations for all children.


Topic: Parent Information

This document contains links to literacy information as it relates to English Language Learners.


Topic:

Local Education Agencies (LEAs) that have applied for approval to Use Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtII) to determine Specific Learning Disabilities and their approval/renewal dates.


Topic: Response to Instruction & Intervention