The Power of Parent Engagement

Closing the gap between home and school

Why involve parents?

In study after study, researchers discover how important it is for parents to be actively involved in their child’s education. It's not enough to say that parents are welcome...you have to actually MAKE parents feel welcome. From the greeter at the car pool line, to the custodian who picks up after them, it's important that your whole team knows the benefits of having ENGAGED families. Educators feel more supported, parents feel included, and schools that actively involve parents and the community tend to establish better reputations in the community.
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Proposed Event: Watson #PARENTCAMP

Vision

The ParentCamp experience, by design, is a hybrid "unconference" opportunity for parents and teachers to come together and model the four core beliefs highlighted in Beyond the Bakesale by Anne T. Henderson. The experience levels the playing field, putting all stakeholders in a circle for actual, face-to-face discussion about what is best for kids. It's important to understand the difference between a traditional conference and the unconference. We won't be talking at you, rather, we'll be talking with you.

Watson #PARENTCAMP

Saturday, May 10th, 7:30am-12:30pm

2601 Dairy Rd

Garland, TX

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