A Proven Model: Create Strong, Effective Family Engagement with Parenting Partners
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Do you want to unlock the leadership potential in parents at your schools? Parenting Partners is a comprehensive, dynamic means for building positive, engaged parents that has produced over 180,000 Title I parent leaders. Interact with this transferable, proven approach that boosts student achievement using capacity-building, research-based training and curriculum. This engaging session will share best practices from district leaders nationally and demonstrate practical applications of current research, including the USDE's Capacity-Building Framework. Participants will gain hands-on experience through interactive role plays and live demonstrations. Learn how to use our bi-lingual, strength-based resources to connect positively with parents and families from diverse backgrounds. The TOT, site-based model produces sustainability. Entertaining, interactive and practical, this session provides key strategies and practical tools to build meaningful, effective family-school partnerships.
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Patty Bunker is Family Leadership's founder and National Director for Parent Engagement and Training. She is the co-author along with her husband of the Parenting Partners curriculum and TOT training model. She has trained parents and educators in over 200 districts across the nation in positive, effective parent engagement, producing 180,000+Title I parent leaders. She's a family counselor, national conference workshop and keynote speaker, university professor, and author of two best-selling parent engagement books.
Katie Harri has trained and supported hundreds of schools in building strong, effective family engagement through the Parenting Partners process. Katie is an expert in strengths-based leadership development. She is a certified Gallup Strengths Finder Coach, and holds a Masters degree in Family and Child Counseling. She is a popular workshop and conference presenter.
Karen Williams has over 30 years of experience working as an educator. She has been a classroom teacher, a coordinator of Title I Parenting and Family Literacy programs in Charleston, SC and the Title I Parent Involvement Education Associate for the South Carolina State Department of Education. She now serves as a Title I consultant and a trainer to school districts nationally for Parenting Partners. Karen lives in Walterboro, South Carolina and holds her Master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction.