Please join us for this webinar and learn how to identify challenges encountered by families of children with autism, when participating in common community experiences.
Today’s teachers and principals are continually on the move. In an era of constant change, increasing accountability, and new challenges, we often feel that we simply do not have the time to innovate in our schools. Principals and teacher-leaders, however, must work collaboratively to maximize time to foster strong learning communities, grow as a leader, and share out successes.
Studies show that it is imperative to change from the “old way” of thinking about parental involvement to a “new way” of organizing district leadership and school-based programs of school, family, and community partnerships. Dr. Joyce Epstein of Johns Hopkins University discussed key concepts, essential structures, and expected results of research-based programs of family and community involvement.
Creativity is highly valued in the global workforce, and educational policymakers around the world have embraced creativity as an important outcome in national curriculum documents. How are global educators fostering creativity both inside and outside schools?
Roberta Paolo, the Founder and Executive Director of Granny’s Garden School, discussed lessons learned while starting and running a major school garden program. Roberta (A.K.A. Granny) shared a range of fund-raising and friend-raising tips based on her experience running Granny’s Garden School since 2002.
Summertime presents both unique challenges and important opportunities when it comes to school gardens. Who takes care of the garden when school is out? How can the school garden be connected to summer learning and healthy food access opportunities?
Three proven programs for avoiding summer brain drain and strengthening home-school relationships were shared in this webinar. Learn more about High-Tech Educator Strategies: Using Social Media to Communicate with Families, High-Yield Student Learning Projects: Developing Student Experts on Chosen Topics, and High-Touch Community Strategy: Back to School Community Walk.