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Improving Middle School Outcomes: Engaging Families and Empowering Students

Thursday, July 21, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Improving Middle School Outcomes: Engaging Families and Empowering Students

Presented by Rebecca Honig, Chief Content and Curriculum Officer, ParentPowered, creator of Ready4K; and Françoise Lartigue, Senior Content and Curriculum Specialist, ParentPowered, creator of Ready4K

Sponsored by ParentPowered, creator of Ready4K

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Middle school is a time of growing independence for students (not to mention mood swings and hormones!), leaving many parents and caregivers unsure of how to stay connected and involved with their children’s education. But research shows that family engagement is critical during the middle school years and, when done right, leads to higher GPAs, better physical health, and lower rates of depression and delinquency.

As you look ahead to supporting student success in the coming school year, join this edWebinar to learn what makes family engagement unique in middle school along with strategies to improve accessibility and involvement. You’ll learn:

  • What current research says about early adolescence and family engagement
  • Hurdles to effective family engagement in middle school and how to overcome them
  • The four domains of middle school family engagement
  • Strengths-based strategies for communicating with middle school families

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn actionable, research-based ideas for fostering family engagement that will build a strong foundation to improve academic and social-emotional outcomes for middle school students next year and beyond.

This edWebinar will be of interest to middle school teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, and school counselors and psychologists. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

 

Rebecca HonigAbout the Presenters

Rebecca Honig is the chief content and curriculum officer at ParentPowered. She has authored numerous curricula, parent guides, and children’s storybooks for Sesame Workshop, Scholastic, Disney, Compass Learning, PBS, WGBH, HITN, Nickelodeon, Mo Willems, and The Norman Rockwell Museum. She has also served as a curriculum and content specialist for Sesame Street and spent 10 years teaching in public, private, and after-school programs. Rebecca has a master’s degree in early childhood education from Bank Street College.

 

Françoise Lartigue

Françoise Lartigue is the senior content and curriculum specialist at ParentPowered. She began her career teaching kindergarten in the South Bronx through Teach For America and has ten years of experience working in both the public and private sectors. Most recently, she worked with the Flying Cloud Institute to design and implement STEM- and STEAM-based units for elementary classrooms. Françoise has a master’s degree in early childhood education from Bank Street College.

 

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Ready4K

Research shows that families play a powerful role in fostering children’s development. ParentPowered is on a mission to help K–12 districts provide accessible, evidence-based family engagement curriculum, without adding more to teachers’ plates. Our Ready4K program — for PreK through grade 8 — supports, inspires, and activates parents and caregivers with simple, strengths-based insights they can turn into everyday teachable moments. Learn more and request a demo at ready4k.com.

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Date:
Thursday, July 21, 2022
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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