Encouraging Involvement Engaging All Families Series Module 6

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Encouraging Involvement Engaging All Families Series Module 6 of 10

Encouraging Involvement Engaging All Families Series Module 6 of 10

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Engaging All FAmilies Series: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Ad Re dition sou al rce s Ob Fee tainin dba g ck Ad FA dress Qs ing Ac Co know nce led rns ging En Inv coura olv gin em g ent Sh Re aring sou Fa rce mily s Op Co en Ho nfe ren use & ces ion On Co going mm uni cat Re Div cogni ers zin ity g We En lcom viro ing nm ent Strategies & Tools to Strengthen Family Partnerships 10 Content for this series is derived from an analysis of research from the family engagement field (i. e. Joyce Epstein, Anne Henderson), family support organizations, and state agencies that support family partnerships.

Icons Used in Presentation Indicates files that can be saved to your computer from

Icons Used in Presentation Indicates files that can be saved to your computer from the FILES POD while watching the webinar Indicates a website link that will be useful related to the content discussed Indicates a webinar can be watched related to the content discussed

This Module Addresses: • Volunteer and Participation Opportunities • Parent-Teacher Compacts

This Module Addresses: • Volunteer and Participation Opportunities • Parent-Teacher Compacts

Be Aware of: Participation & Volunteering

Be Aware of: Participation & Volunteering

Expand the Definition…. Volunteer (vol-un-teer): a person who does work without getting paid to

Expand the Definition…. Volunteer (vol-un-teer): a person who does work without getting paid to do it Actual examples of VOLUNTEER from Merriam. Webster. com: “Volunteers are needed to help with the bake sale” “The school was built by volunteers” While there is no doubt that volunteers and schools go together, it is time to update the traditional definition of volunteers to realize the different skills, abilities, and interests that families offer

Volunteers Over Time The Past We used to think of volunteers as – v

Volunteers Over Time The Past We used to think of volunteers as – v Fundraisers v Chaperones v Parent Organizations The Present Now, we see volunteers as – • Room Parents • Committee Members • Office Administrative Assistance The Future How will we view volunteers next? § Parent/Family Tutors § Data Collectors § Community Liaisons § Interpreter § Social Media Contributor

Develop Opportunities Greeting Filing Answering Phones Field Trip Chaperone Copying Media Center Assistance Sports/Clubs

Develop Opportunities Greeting Filing Answering Phones Field Trip Chaperone Copying Media Center Assistance Sports/Clubs Subject Area Tutors Translators Student Mentor Guest Speakers Data Collection Committee Representative General Care Classroom Assistance Surveys Flyers School Meetings Letters Text Messages Door Hangers Community Outreach Class Meetings Phone Calls

Examples of Family Participation • Class Projects/Events • Career Day • Clean up/paint classroom

Examples of Family Participation • Class Projects/Events • Career Day • Clean up/paint classroom or school

Additional Ideas • Sporting events • Volunteers in office; copies • Reading Buddies •

Additional Ideas • Sporting events • Volunteers in office; copies • Reading Buddies • Committees (PTA, Clubs)

Recruit Families Directly Target all, or specific families, through various methods of contact and

Recruit Families Directly Target all, or specific families, through various methods of contact and communication DIRECT Parent Letters Applications Phone Calls Drop-Off/Pick-Up Invitations Neighborhood Visits Feedback Forms

http: //youmightbeafirstgrader. blogspot. com/2 012/07/parent-volunteer-form. html https: //www. teacherspayteachers. com/

http: //youmightbeafirstgrader. blogspot. com/2 012/07/parent-volunteer-form. html https: //www. teacherspayteachers. com/

ptotoday. com http: //thefirstgradeparade. blogspot. com/2011 /07/meet-teacher-ideas-downloads. html

ptotoday. com http: //thefirstgradeparade. blogspot. com/2011 /07/meet-teacher-ideas-downloads. html

Recruit Families Indirectly Share and post information about opportunities where families will notice Website

Recruit Families Indirectly Share and post information about opportunities where families will notice Website Link in Brochures/Handouts, Bulletin Boards, School Classrooms, Sporting Events, Churches, Community Centers, Teacher and School Websites

Recruit Others Who Else Can Help? Church Local Business Leader/Member Alumni Retired Teacher Grandparent

Recruit Others Who Else Can Help? Church Local Business Leader/Member Alumni Retired Teacher Grandparent Community Member

Offer Support • Provide frequent updates and alerts • Publish a calendar of all

Offer Support • Provide frequent updates and alerts • Publish a calendar of all opportunities • Advertise current and ongoing opportunities • Post training videos, resources • Specify if training is needed • Develop a training schedule • Follow-up with specific details when families offer to help http: //www. gadoe. org/School-Improvement/Federal-Programs/Pages/Parent-Engagement-Program-Workshop-Templates. aspx

Is Training Needed? Questions to consider: Will they be working with students? Will they

Is Training Needed? Questions to consider: Will they be working with students? Will they be using school resources? Will they represent the school in an official capacity? Will they be responsible for other volunteers? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then training can help provide the skills and confidence to make sure volunteers are comfortable and knowledgeable

Ways to Thank Your Volunteers Courtesy: Pinterest

Ways to Thank Your Volunteers Courtesy: Pinterest

Be Aware of: Use of Parent- Teacher Compacts

Be Aware of: Use of Parent- Teacher Compacts

School-Parent Compacts • a written agreement of shared responsibility • a catalyst for collaboration

School-Parent Compacts • a written agreement of shared responsibility • a catalyst for collaboration and better communication between school staff and parents by translating goals for student achievement into shared action statements

School-Parent Compact Requirements Title 1 Section 1116 • Jointly develop with parents a school-parent

School-Parent Compact Requirements Title 1 Section 1116 • Jointly develop with parents a school-parent compact • Outline how parents, the entire school staff and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement • Outline the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the state’s high standards

What Should Be Included? Title I, Section 1116 • Describe the school’s responsibility to

What Should Be Included? Title I, Section 1116 • Describe the school’s responsibility to provide high quality curriculum and instruction • Describe the ways parents will be responsible for supporting their children’s learning • Address the importance of communication between teachers and parents on a continuous basis • • Annual parent-teacher conference Frequent reports on academic progress Reasonable access to staff Opportunities to volunteer and participate

Resource Videos for Compacts http: //ctschoolparentcompact. org/about/

Resource Videos for Compacts http: //ctschoolparentcompact. org/about/

www. ksdetasn. org/kpirc Special thanks is given to the Louisiana Department of Education in

www. ksdetasn. org/kpirc Special thanks is given to the Louisiana Department of Education in the development of this module and additional resources.