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FUSE Series: Session 1

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Transcript of FUSE Series: Session 1

FUSE Professional Development Series
Session 1: Introduction to Family Engagement


Presented by: Magda L. Rodriguez & Dawn Shearer-Coren
November 2nd 2015

Agenda
Introductions
Susan B Anthony FE Vision
Why Family Engagement?
What Is Family Engagement?
Conditions For Effective Family Engagement
Supported By Strong Leadership
Integrated Into All Programs
Conditions for Effective Family Engagement Practices
The Crucial Role of
Families in Education
Students Benefit

Schools Benefit
Families Benefit
Why Family Engagement Matters

FE is associated with reduced drop-out rates and higher graduation rates
FE leads to increased student achievement
FE can reduce absenteeism
FE encourages students to have better attitudes toward learning
FE leads to better social skills and fewer conduct problems


Fewer disciplinary interventions
Stronger teacher-student relationships
Trusting and meaningful communication between teachers and families
Families are genuily invested in school improvement
What is Family Engagement?

FE DEFINITION
Family Engagement in education is a reciprocal
partnership
between schools and families to better support
student achievement.


LINKED TO STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
Empower parents to be active participants in education
Engage families in regular two-way communication about student performance
Focus practices on student growth and learning

RECIPROCAL PARTNERSHIPS

Respectful, trustful, and meaningful relationships between schools and families to support student achievement.

Barriers for Implementing Effective
Family Engagement Practices
Integrated Into All Programs and Practices
Supported by Strong Leadership
Integrating FE into my Practice
Susan B Anthony
Foster an effective partnership between school and families, creating a culture of open, two-way communication, trust and involvement that will promote the learning and growth of all students.
Laying the Groundwork

Selected References
Beyond the Bake Sale. Anne T. Henderson, Karen L. Mapp, and Don Davies,
PTA National Standards fro Family-School Partnerships
Massachusetts Family, School and Community Partnership Fundamentals
Massachusetts Model System for Educator Evaluation
Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnership
Integrate family engagement into the academic goals of the classroom and students support the implementation of schoolwide family engagement plans
Share feedback about schoolwide family engagement practices and programs
It is the responsibility of schools with support from Community-Based Organizations to establish FE policies, systems, and practices that supports student achievement
STRONG LEADERSHIP
SYSTEMIC
AND SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES
ALIGNED WITH NATIONAL AND LOCAL STANDARDS
INTEGRATED
INTO ALL PROGRAMS
COMMITED TO EMPOWER FAMILIES
Believe In and Value FE
Model Positve FE Behavior
Develop a FE Vision
Foster a Culuture of Equity and Inclusiveness

Fewer disciplinary problems at home
Develop/Practice leadership, communication, and problem solving skills
Stronger relationships with children
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