Learning from Those We Serve: Family Engagement, for Better or Worse

Wednesday February 10, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Lecture 5

Like Alice Through the Looking Glass, viewing how some families have experienced school efforts to increase family engagement can be full of surprises when you look at it through a new lens. Attendees will explore how their own bias may have influenced their family engagement efforts and activities, and will consider some unexpected impacts these efforts may have had on families. Grounded in research around family engagement, attendees will be supported in reflecting upon their own experiences and may experience some cognitive dissonance or discomfort as they engage in perspective taking scenarios intended to prompt critical thinking and a possible growth in practices. Join these experienced practitioners who are wrestling with their own growth and beliefs around family engagement, and learn about the concept of a strengths based approach to family engagement efforts.

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