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Parent-Teacher Partnerships Ohio’s State Personnel Development Grant Dr. Barbara Boone Presentation for OAASFEP April 3, 2014
Overview of the Parent-Teacher Partnerships Project • Parent and Teacher Co-Facilitators • Equal number of parent and teacher participants • 8 sessions • Based on evidence-based frameworks for family engagement • Intended impact: Parent and teacher knowledge and attitudes necessary to establish and maintain effective parent-teacher relationships for the purpose of improving student outcomes.
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Type 4 Type 5 Type 6 THE KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL-FAMILY-COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS EPSTEIN’S SIX TYPES OF INVOLVEMENT PARENTING: Assist families in understanding child and adolescent development, and in setting home conditions that support children as students at each age and grade level. Assist schools in understanding families. COMMUNICATING: Communicate with families about school programs and student progress through effective school-to-home and home-to-school communications. VOLUNTEERING: Improve recruitment, training, work, and schedules to involve families as volunteers and audiences at school or in other locations to support students and school programs. LEARNING AT HOME: Involve families with their children in learning activities at home, including homework, other curriculum- related activities, and individual course and program decisions. DECISION MAKING: Include families as participants in school decisions, governance, and advocacy through PTA/PTO, school councils, committees, action teams, and other parent organizations. COLLABORATING WITH COMMUNITY: Coordinate resources and services for students, families, and the school with businesses, agencies, and other groups, and provide services to the community.
COMMUNICATION • = friendly, listen, clear, honest, informative • Which communication skill(s) of others brings out the best / worst in you when you are trying to communicate, and why? • Of the 5 Communication areas listed, what strengths do you see in the teachers / parents with whom you work? Weaknesses? Needs? • Which communication skills do you most encounter in meetings? • How do you handle when a team member is not being honest? • Which skill needs developed to enhance your current parent-teacher partnerships? REFLECTION
COMMUNICATION ACTIVITY CHALLENGE-GO-ROUND • Each of you list ONE important communication challenge that your school must solve to partner with all families. • At the signal, each of you suggest one possible solution to the challenge. • Put a * next to one solution that you think might • work well and how will you implement?
Thank you! Dr. Barbara Boone The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology, CETE Boone.email@example.com The contents of this Powerpointwere developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, Jennifer Coffey.