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Welcome to the Parent Involvement Resources for Illinois Families and Schools webinar. Presented by: Joseph Banks, Illinois State Board of Education Gail Buoy, Illinois State Board of Education Marci Johnson, Illinois State Board of Education

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Welcome to the

Parent Involvement Resourcesfor Illinois Families and Schools webinar

Presented by: Joseph Banks, Illinois State Board of Education

Gail Buoy, Illinois State Board of Education

Marci Johnson, Illinois State Board of Education

Reatha Owen, Academic Development Institute

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Parent Involvement Resourcesfor Illinois Families and Schools

The second Webinar in a Parent Involvement Webinar Series

Provided by the Illinois State Board of Education

in partnership with the Academic Development Institute

our agenda
Our Agenda

Parent Involvement Resources

  • Why Bother?
  • Plan Your Work
  • Work Your Plan
  • Putting it all Together
why parent involvement resources are important
Why Parent Involvement Resources are Important?
  • They provide parent involvement tools that relate to the school’s purpose of:
    • Providing a quality education to all children
      • Encourage and activate parents to assume their roles
      • Equip and support families so they can fulfill their roles effectively
    • Launching well equipped young citizens into their communities
      • Engage students and families in activities that model responsible citizenship
      • Equip and support families through school- community building opportunities
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Why Parent Involvement Resources are Important?
  • They provide parent involvement tools that relate to the school’s goals of:
    • Elevating student’s academic skills and assessment scores
      • Educating families on how to help their student develop good study habits and better reading skills
      • Enlisting parents to extend learning beyond classroom hours through quality family activities
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Why Parent Involvement Resources are Important?
  • They provide parent involvement tools that relate to the school’s goals of: (cont’d)

2. Creating a environment where families feel welcome and supported

      • Opening doors for communication that leads to a team approach that supports learning
      • Providing an environment where families feel supported and welcome

3. Supporting students’ social and emotional growth

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Why Parent Involvement Resources are Important?
  • They provide parent involvement tools that relate to the school’s goals of: (cont’d)

4. Cultivating professional development for staff

      • Training and workshops that enhance the school’s work with parents
    • Enriching the school through a pool of volunteers
      • Classroom helpers and tutors
      • Career mentors
      • Office assistants
      • Campus assistance
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Why Parent Involvement Resources are Important?
  • They help to link activities to processes that are part of a larger plan
    • Aligning an activity’s purpose with an objective in your School Improvement Plan
    • Thereby avoiding all RAPIs (Random Acts of Parent Involvement)
what is the process for linking parent involvement strategies to learning
What is the Process for Linking Parent Involvement Strategies to Learning?
  • Do the Analysis – Here’s what you need to know:
    • Where you are now
    • Where you need to go
    • How you will get there
  • Develop a working plan
    • That supports your school’s purpose
    • That supports your school’s goals
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What is the Process for Linking Parent Involvement Strategies to Learning?
  • Develop a working plan
    • That addresses areas needing improvement
    • That meets the unique needs of your school
    • That can be realistically implemented
  • Assign responsibilities
    • Divide tasks among team members
    • Assign due dates for task completion
    • Hold team members accountable for the success of the team
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What is the Process for Linking Parent Involvement Strategies to Learning?

3. Evaluate results

  • “What gets measured gets done” – Margaret Spellings, former U.S. Secretary of Education
  • Develop an evaluation process

4. Tweak your plan

  • Intelligent revisions are not possible without an evaluation process
  • Repeating the same actions and expecting different results…is just crazy
what is a process for linking parent involvement strategies to learning
What is a Process for Linking Parent Involvement Strategies to Learning?

Resources for Linking parent Involvement Strategies to Learning:

Parent Involvement Analysis

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What is the Process for Linking Parent Involvement Strategies to Learning?
  • Repeat as often as necessary
  • Make continuous improvement a goal in itself!
how to bring your plan to life
How to Bring Your Plan to Life
  • Examine your plan
    • Think about the purpose of each objective
    • Connect the objective to a purpose
    • Align actions to meet the purpose
    • Remember to avoid RIPIs
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How to Bring Your Plan to Life
  • Focus areas of Parent Involvement for the School Improvement Plan
    • Policies and Practices
    • Shared Leadership
    • Education
    • Communication
    • Connection
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How to Bring Your Plan to Life
  • Policies and Practices
    • Policies reveal our priorities and values
      • School Compact
      • School Parent Involvement Policy
      • School Visit Policy
    • Practices communicate them
      • Performance of roles and responsibilities under the provisions of the compact
      • Giving families a voice in the education of their children
      • Creating Opportunities for families to participate
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How to Bring Your Plan to Life
  • Resource for developing sound School Parent Involvement Policy:

Parent Involvement Analysis Resources

Two Resources to view:

1. A Parent Involvement Rubric Analysis from the PIA online tool

  • 2. Tips for Developing a Family Involvement Policy
  • From Beyond the Bake Sale
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How to Bring Your Plan to Life
  • Shared Leadership
    • School Improvement Team and School Improvement Planning
    • Parent Organizations
    • Committees or advisory groups
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How to Bring Your Plan to Life
  • Resource in Educating Staff and families

CASEL

IllinoisParents.org

Parent Involvement Analysis

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How to Bring Your Plan to Life
  • Communication
    • Make it two-way
      • Requires active listening
      • Requires a fitting response
    • Make it purposeful
      • Well-timed and relative to student progress
      • Offering support or assistance
      • Acknowledging successes
    • Keep it friendly
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How to Bring Your Plan to Life
  • Resource for purposeful communication

Illinois Statewide PIRC

Two Resources to View:

Learning to Effectively Communicate with Parents – to build strong, trusting relationships

2. Communicating to parents their role in making higher education a reality for their children

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How to Bring Your Plan to Life
  • Connection
    • Seek out and cultivate opportunities to improve existing relationships
      • Families with families
      • Families with school
      • Families with students
      • Students with teachers
    • Work to strengthen the learning support network
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How to Bring Your Plan to Life
  • Resource for making fruitful connections

Illinois Statewide PIRC

IllinoisParents.org

Working With Other Parents - building relationships with other families in your school

Breakthrough schools: Giano Intermediate school – The Parent Factor (p. 24)

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Putting it all Together
  • Use Resources to:
    • Assess your needs
    • Create a plan that addresses your needs and supports your goals
    • Link your actions to a purpose in the pursuit of goals
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Putting it all Together

Use resources to help achieve your goals and soar!

please join us for our next webinar
Please Join Us for Our Next Webinar

January 27, 2010 from 3:30 – 5:00

School - Home Communication

Visit IllinoisParents.org

  • Webinar registration information
  • To download and view webinar sessions
today s presenters
Today’s Presenters

Illinois State Board of Education

Marci Johnson, ISBE Division Supervisor

Joseph Banks, ISBE Chicago

Gail Bouy, ISBE Springfield

Academic Development Institute

Reatha Owen, Director of Families and Schools

references
References

Beyond the Bake Sale

Anne T. Henderson, Karen L. Mapp, Vivian R. Johnson, and Don Davies

CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning)

IllinoisParents.org (provided by the Illinois State Board of Education)

Illinois PIRC

National PTA

PTO Today

Solid Foundation Resource Manual

The Academic Development Institute