Training Modules

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Enhancing Family Engagement Training Modules

Students achieve greater success when their families take an active role in their education. Six training modules have been developed by PaTTAN to assist with the planning and implementation of a successful program to enhance family engagement in your school. These training units, reflecting family engagement research, resources, best practices, and activities, are designed for educators; however, families, related service providers, community members, and others interested in bolstering student achievement by family-school-community partnerships are encouraged to view them.

The modules are flexible and may be used as professional development, individual enrichment, team capacity building, or a combination of applications. Each module contains the PowerPoint training, content notes and one or more activities that may be utilized with the unit or independently, and activities may be interchangeable amongst modules, depending on your needs. Further capacity building may be achieved by exploring the references and resources found at the end of each module.

The modules are ADA accessible, and citations to research are included. While we encourage you to adapt the trainings to meet your LEA’s needs, we respectfully request that you do not edit the research or legal content.

This series of modules will be updated to reflect current National PTA Standards. Check back to this page for new releases in the upcoming school year!

Module 1 - Welcoming All Families into the School Community

Module 2 – Communicating Effectively 

Module 3 – Supporting Student Success

Module 4 – Speaking Up for Every Child 

Module 5 – Shared Decision Making

Module 6– Collaborating with the Community



Other Trainings

Paraprofessionals Role in the Family Engagement: A Key to Student Success