Family & School Partnerships

Building a Villiage for Student Success

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

At the Southeastern Regional Education Service Center (SERESC)

29 Commerce Drive, Bedford NH 03110

603 206-6800

For a description of the Roundtable professional learning format at SERESC, Click here

Led by Robyn Powley

Who Should Attend?

Educational Leaders and Classroom Teachers, Grades PK-12

About this Round Table Workshop:

Participants will actively engage in conversations about the value of positive parent/family/educator partnerships, and how these relationships affect school success.

Next, given the positive implications of working more productively with parents and families, the Presenter will discuss successful strategies for building and maintaining those relationships.

How does the parent/family/educator relationship become a key part of the “ village”? Robyn will lead participants in examining models that result in stronger parent/family/educator relationships. The Round Table group will also consider implementation design, including foreseeable obstacles and possible solutions.

Each participant will receive via email a link to resources, and a packet of materials to use to begin the process of initiating a school/classroom plan to build parent/family/educator partnerships.


As a result of attending, participants will develop partnership plans that work for their specific school setting, and will:

  • Use technology to support parent/family/school partnerships (handouts and links will be provided);
  • Identify techniques and strategies that work in their environment to establish and maintain relationships with families;
  • Brainstorm ways to encourage school wide systems to adopt this partnership;
  • Bring back examples of a partnership plan to your school that can assist in reducing potential disputes among stakeholders.

Presenter request: Bring tablet or smart phone to download a free game-based learning platform to create scenarios.

Schedule Wednesday, August 10, 2016

8:00 am.....................Check-in;Continental Breakfast; Setup

8:30 am.....................Program Begins

10:00 to 10:15 am....Break

11:30 am..................Wrap-up; Feedback

11:45 am..................Adjourn

About the Round Table Leader

Robyn Powley has been in the field of Special Education for many years. She has also held leadership and consulting roles including NEA Executive Board Member, Acorn School Board, collaborator for presentation to National Council for Teachers of English; school workshop presenter K-8 on behavior; and Crisis Prevention Trainer in which she trains and certifies district-wide staff through the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI). Robyn has her Bachelor of Arts in General Special Education and Elementary Education, a Master’s in Education in Special Education and Emotional and Behavior Disorders; has completed graduate work in social work at the University of NH; and is currently working towards her Board Certification in Behavior Analysis (BCBA) at Antioch University New England.

Cost and Registration Information

Cost: $75.00

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for up to 3 contact hours.

Registration Closes on August 3, 2016. To inquire about available seats after this deadline, contact Every effort will be made to accommodate your need.

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**Refunds will not be given for “no shows”.

**SERESC accepts substitution of another person. 24 hour advanced notice is appreciated.

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**SERESC reserves the right to postpone or cancel events.


SERESC Conference Center

29 Commerce Drive

Bedford, NH 03110


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