Family Engagement Findings

February 21, 2019

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Family Engagement: Link to Student Learning

Date: February 26, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

Location: ESC-20

Session ID: 50817

Fee: $25

Family Engagement is not just about inviting families to attend events on your campus, but when you do plan events on your campus, how are they linked to student learning?

This session will focus on strategies and ideas to not only link student learning to events, but everything you do within your school so families can clearly understand, be involved with, and communicate what their child is learning and how they are a part of it.

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Family Engagement Network Meeting #3

Date: February 28, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

Location: ESC-20 Kerr/Kinney Rooms (1st Floor)

Session ID: 50799

Fee: $0

Agenda: (download below)

1. Welcome & Connecting/Networking Activity

2. ESC-20 Family Engagement News & Updates
3. Community Education Presentation: NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

--Ending the Silence Presentation


5. Community Education Presentation: Clarity Child Guidance Center

--1in5 Minds Presentation

6. Community Resource Spotlight: United Way: Dual Generation Initiative

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2018-2019 Promising Practices--Effective Parent and Family Engagement (PFE)

The Promising Practices Application is now available!

Download the Promising Practices Application below or HERE.

Here is some basic information about the process from ESC-16:

  • This is optional
  • An LEA or school may submit one practice per submission form (may submit more than one practice)
  • There will be a committee to review all submissions
  • Selected practices will be posted on our website starting with the 2019-20 school year
  • We will also highlight some of the practices in the PFE newsletter
  • 3-5 schools will be selected to receive a reward for outstanding work in PFE at the annual Statewide Parental Involvement Conference
  • Applicants can type directly on the form; boxes will expand as they type

Have Question?

Contact Terri Stafford or Skip Forsyth

PFE Evaluation Tools

Three new evaluation tools have been vetted by TEA and ready to distribute!
  • Written PFE District Policy Documentation and Evaluation
  • Written PFE School Policy Documentation and Evaluation
  • School-Parent Compact Documentation and Evaluation

Download them below or you can locate them on ESC-16's Compliance Webpage.

The documents are in PDFs, but are set up so that you can type in the provided space and the boxes will expand if additional space is needed.

Need help in knowing how to use these tools? Let us know!

Email Kimberly Baumgardner or Alex Dominguez.

Learning Roundtable: Building a Stronger Texas

I attended the State Board of Education's Learning Roundtable: Building a Stronger Texas, a free one-day conference at the Austin Convention Center on Jan. 30.

The first topic was family engagement and empowerment. They have posted the video of the panel discussion and presentation.

If you are interested in viewing the video and discussion, check it out HERE.

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Download the Flyers Below!

Click HERE for P-20 Summit Registration Information

Register HERE. Limited Seating Available!

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Click the image above or HERE to read February's edition of the Parent & Family Engagement Connection Newsletter! Available in English, Spanish, German, Korean & Vietnamese.

This edition of the newsletter includes articles about What Kids Can Do When Bullied, What to Do When Your Child Doesn’t Want to Go to School, Helping Your Child with Test Taking, Healthy Breakfast Burritos, Volunteer at Your Child’s School, Strong Athletes – Smart Students, and Fathers and Education.

Click the image above or HERE to read February's edition of the Parent Coordination SHOUT OUT!

The monthly ShoutOut! is intended for educators, families, and community partners to help facilitate parent involvement in special education.

Upcoming March Parent Trainings & Webinars

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5 Ways to Support Children's Learning and School Success

Global Family Research Project collaborated with the National PTA's Center for Family Engagement and released a report, Why Family Engagement Matters for Student and School Success.

This free tool and report presents proven strategies for creating ongoing relationships to support student success.

Download the report below or HERE. (available in English and Spanish)

Scholastic's Kids & Family Reading Report

If your district or campus has a focus on reading (almost all do), this is a FABULOUS report! I would encourage you to download it and use it as a tool as you work toward setting new goals and evaluating your data.

Not only does it include information and resources for the campus/district level, but also resources and information for you to share with your families.

It is broken up in 5 categories:

1. What Kids & Parents Want in Children's Books

2. Reading Books for Fun

3. Reading Aloud

4. Summer Reading

5. Favorite Children's Books

Some of the categories have a focus on Hispanic and African American Families.

Check out the Infographics & Download the Report HERE.

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Academic Parent Teacher Teams

Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT) is a research and evidence-based family engagement framework and best practice that aligns grade level learning skills, student performance data, and family-teacher communication and collaboration in order to inform and enrich the way families support learning at home.

This session will teach the components to develop successful academic parent teacher teams that can build the capacity of families to effectively engage in supporting their child’s grade level learning goals.

Date: April 4, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM--12:00 PM

Session ID#: 50804

Fee: $25

Register HERE.

Title III Increasing and Strengthening Parental Outreach

This session details the responsibilities local educational agencies (LEAs) have to provide parental outreach training and activities to English learners (ELs), immigrant students, and their families. More specifically, how the Title III, Part A-funded LEAS are required to provide supplemental community participation programs, services, and training. It is important that LEAs offer a variety of activities that are designated to support academic achievement. Participants will receive a Guiding and Planning Companion tool.

Furthermore, participants will also receive training on Family Engagement and Community Engagement Resource Tools. The resource tools provide planning documents and specific examples of activities LEAs and ESCs may implement to support family engagement and community engagement using their Title III, Part A funds.

Date: April 11, 2019

Time: 8:30 a.m.--3:30 p.m.

Location: ESC-20

Fee: $0

Session ID#57544

Register HERE.

Title I: School-Parent Compact and Parent Involvement Policy Workday

By popular demand - this will be a work session toward your parent involvement policy and school parent compacts. Come and go as you would like. Bring copies of your current parent involvement policy and school parent compact so we can look at ways to make them more engaging with families and linked to student learning.

Please note: You do not need to have attended the November Parental Involvement & School-Parent Compact training to participate in this workday.

Date: April 23, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM--12:00 PM

Location: ESC-20

Fee: $0

Session ID#50823

Register HERE.

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