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Family Engagement Virtual Institute

Webinar #1: Reaching Out and Overcoming Obstacles With Family Engagement

Week 1:

Related Y4Y Course Content:

Resources:

Iceberg Metaphor

Building Cultural Competence Scenarios

Building Cultural Competence Scenarios II

Overcoming Challenges to Family Engagement

Reaching Out to Families

Understanding Program Families

Creating a Family Guidebook

Discussion Board Activity:

Join the discussion board and share your ideas, question and discoveries.

  1. What are some family engagement challenges you have encountered in your program?
  2. What is a tool or strategy you plan on implementing in your family engagement efforts?
  3. Is there any additional support you need in creating a welcoming environment?

 

Webinar #2: Designing Activities for Family Engagement

Week 2:

Related Y4Y Course Content: 

Family Engagement Course > Introduction > Getting Input From Families

Family Engagement Course > Implementation Strategies

Resources

Communication and Collaboration Checklist

Survey of Teacher Programming Needs

Family Survey

Homework Contract

Discussion Board Activity:

Join the discussion board and share your ideas, question and discoveries.

  1. What are some ways you have assessed the needs of your students’ families?
  2. What are some events or activities you might try to implement in your program?
  3. What are some leadership opportunities you could initiate to build relationships?

 

Webinar #3: Connecting Families to Support and Resources

Week 3:

Related Y4Y Course Content:

Family Engagement Course > Introduction > Support Families

Family Engagement > Coaching My Staff

Resources

Supporting and Engaging Families

Cultural Competence Training to Go

Connecting Families to Supports Training Starter

Goals for Family Engagement

Discussion Board Activity

Join the discussion board and share your ideas, questions and discoveries.

  1. What are some ways you can further support families in your program?
  2. What additional resources could you use to develop college and career readiness with your students and families
  3. How could you best communicate topics of family engagement with your coworkers or staff?

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