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Common Core Parenting: Best Practice Strategies to Support Student Success Core Components: Successful Models. Patty Bunker National Director Parenting Partners Family Leadership Inc. U.S. Dept. of Ed. Family’s Role: Academic Social Emotional Development Everyone Agrees!.

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Common Core Parenting:Best Practice Strategies to Support Student SuccessCore Components: Successful Models

Patty Bunker

National Director

Parenting Partners

Family Leadership Inc.

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Family’s Role:

  • Academic
  • Social
  • Emotional
  • Development
  • Everyone Agrees!
common refrain
Common Refrain
  • Desire: More Families
  • Diverse Backgrounds & Cultures
  • Engaged in Child’s Education
  • Strong Partnerships – Home & Schools
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Family Engagement: HOW

      • Cultivate and Sustain
      • Positive Relationships
      • Partnerships for Shared Responsibility
the challenge
The Challenge

Current Policies and Programs

Flawed Assumptions

Collective Capacity to Succeed

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Some Parenting Partners Observations

  • Flawed Practices/ Assumptions
  • Parents as Consumers vs. Partners
  • Service Delivery vs. Valuing Parents’ Contributions
  • Expecting Involvement w/o
  • Investing in Capacity Building
  • District Wide vs. School-based
  • Academic Focus vs. Parent Skills
success starts at home
Success Starts at Home
  • Importance of home environment coming into focus
  • Creating calm and quiet at home
  • Efforts in classroom maximized when parents encourage achievement
the evolution of parent engagement
The Evolution of Parent Engagement
  • Developing a new mindset
    • Parent engagement is no longer just a compliance issue
  • Family Engagement vs. Parent Involvement
  • Moving beyond Random, Discrete Activities
  • Building leadership capacity
epstein s 6 types of involvement nnps
Epstein’s 6 Types of Involvement: NNPS
  • Stresses the importance of going beyond the status quo
  • Calls for a more systemic, sustainable approach
  • Attempts to increase the skills of both teachers and parents
epstein s 6 types of involvement nnps1
Epstein’s 6 Types of Involvement: NNPS
  • Parenting
  • Communicating
  • Volunteering
  • Learning at Home
  • Decision- Making
  • Collaborating with the Community
focus building capacity
Focus: Building Capacity

Skill Mastery & Knowledge

Relationships & Networks

Assumptions, Values, Beliefs

Self- Efficacy

capacity whole
Capacity = Whole

“Developmental Assets” What Kids Need to Succeed

What Parents/Adults Need

Valuing & Building on Strengths

Skill-Building and Affirmation

Creating and Strengthening Relationships

Partnering with Other Adults –

Not in Isolation

Positive View of Future: What we are Capable of Accomplishing With and

For our Children

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Asset Skit

What are some of your Dreams and Goals for your children?

What are the Risk Factors your children face that could prevent them from reaching these goals?

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All Four Capacity Building Components Requiredto enable Staff & Parentsto Cultivate & SustainFamily Engagement
focus building capacity1
Focus: Building Capacity

Skill Mastery & Knowledge

Relationships & Networks

Assumptions, Values, Beliefs

Self- Efficacy

system conditions for success
SystemConditions For Success

Systemic

Integrated

Sustained

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Systemic: Parent Engagement is a CORE COMPONENT of Educational Goals

Integrated: Embedded into all Structures & Processes (Training, Prof Dev., Teaching, etc)

Sustained: Adequate funding & infrastructure support. Multiple funding streams, component of overall improvement strategy.

SCHOOL LEADERS ARE COMMITTED TO and HAVE A SYSTEMIC VISION Of

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

process conditions for success
ProcessConditions For Success
  • Linked to Learning
  • Relational
  • Developmental
  • Collaborative
  • Interactive
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Linked to Learning

Aligned with School and District Achievement Goals

Connects Parents: Teaching and Learning Goals

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Relational

Building Respect and Trusting Relationships

Between Families and

District, School, & Program Staff

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Developmental

Not just providing a service

Building Intellectual, Social, and Human Capacity

Of “Stakeholders”: Parents & Staff

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Collective/Collaborative

Learning is conducted in Group vs. Individual Setting

Focused on Building Strong Networks &

Learning Communities

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Interactive

Participants given Opportunities to

Test Out, Practice & Apply New Skills!

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Effective Home/

School

Partnerships

What do they look like?

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School and Program Staff:

  • Honor & Recognize Families’ Fund of Knowledge
  • Connect Family Engagement to Student Learning
  • Create Welcoming,
  • Inviting Cultures
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Families

  • Have Developed Skills, Knowledge & Confidence
  • Negotiate Multiple Roles of Effective Engagement
  • Feel Honored and Respected
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Families

  • Actively Engaged in their Children’s Academic,
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • (Cradle to Career)
  • Partnership with School for
  • Academic Achievement
but how
But…HOW?
  • Frameworks show “what” to do, but don’t show “how” to do it
  • Quality programs are needed that help schools implement the core components
  • Sustainable Model
selecting best practice programs a checklist
Selecting Best Practice Programs: A Checklist
  • Develops Parents’ Skills & Capacity to Support Achievement
  • Practical and Relational
  • Sustainable – Ongoing support
  • Best practice – Research Based
  • Builds Parent Leadership
addressing the need
Addressing the Need

US Dept. of Ed. Recommends:

Parenting Partners Provides:

Focus on Academics

Practical Parenting Skills

Builds capacity of both Teachers and Parents

Parents work together and with their schools

Each parent participates in fun skill building exercises

  • Linked to Learning
  • Relational
  • Developmental
  • Collaborative
  • Interactive
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Engaging Parents for Student Success

  • Key Principles of Parent Engagement
    • Build on Strengths of Parents
    • Leadership is the Secret Sauce
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Valuable Parenting Qualities

Caring Good Listener Flexible

Loving Trustworthy Consistent

Patient Creative Playful

Follow-Through

Structured

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Engaging Parents for Student Success

  • Key Principles of Parent Engagement
    • Parenting Skills are Leadership Skills
  • Listening
  • Clear Expectations
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Affirmation and Encouraging
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Paper Heart Skit

Words that wound the

hearts of our children

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Key Principles of Parent Engagement

  • Parents Make Great Trainers
    • They are credible
    • Parent trainers provides sustainability
    • Dads reach dads
    • They have language & cultural skills
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1. Each school forms a team with up to 5 members

  • Teams include parents and key staff members.
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2. The team attends the 2-day Facilitators Training Together

• Teams practice presenting the workshops.

• Each team receives coaching at their table in their own language.

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3. At the close of Training, teams have everything they need:

  • Comprehensive Team Resource Kit
  • • Competence, Confidence, Certification
  • • Complete team plan for strong attendance
  • Coach for ongoing support
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4. Teams now lead the 8-week workshop series at their school.

Teams can offer the workshops multiple times throughout the year.

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Outcomes

  • ADA Attendance Improves
  • Reading, Academics Improve
  • Students’ Behavior Improves
  • Sustainable program produces
  • more skillful parents and
  • positive parent leaders
  • www.familyleadership.org
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www.FamilyLeadership.org

Contact PattyBunker:

[email protected]

800-747-1780

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