There’s no secret formula for parent engagement. And when English isn’t their first language, the obstacles seem more daunting. According to Rick Castaneda, a training specialist at Rosetta Stone, the key is to develop a multi-step approach that gives parents several different opportunities to connect with the school and their children’s teachers while also making sure that the parent, no matter their language, feels like a key part of the decision-making process. In his edWebinar, “Involve Parents for Greater English Learner Success,” Castaneda discussed six key areas of parental involvement, based on the work of Johns Hopkins professor Joyce L. Epstein, PhD, and how each one helps build a stronger relationship.
Parent involvement means more than getting parents into school. In this edWebinar, learn about getting parents more involved through family literacy.
Given the link between learning outcome success and family engagement, every K-12 district is on a journey toward optimizing its school-home communications. In this webinar, Marc Rubner, Schoolwires’ VP of Marketing, presented a Roadmap to Optimizing Communities (ROC).
You might be surprised by how much the look and feel of a website impacts communication and community engagement. In this webinar, professional website designers shared how design solves communication problems and why it is a critical factor for increasing your K-12 community’s engagement.
Paul Ryan, Superintendent of Three Way ISD (TX), joined the district in 2013. He was faced with challenges such as Average Daily Attendance level that was putting the district in danger of losing state funding, a perception from nearby communities that the district was dying, and the loss of students because parents were told the district was cutting sports.
Engaging parents and boosting school-home communications is a priority in Fremont School District 79. And creating the environment that celebrates collaborative practices is central to the district’s vision and promotes home-school connections!
In the past seven years, Indiana’s Noblesville Schools has tried three different website solutions in an effort to expand their community engagement. The process was frustrating, but their research and persistence finally led them to the engagement and communication levels they were looking for.