Authentic Family Engagement: A Model for Schools and Districts
This session will equip participants with authentic and proven family engagement strategies and best practices rooted in research to implement right way! If your school or district is looking for a simple framework for engaging all families, this session is for you! Come learn how our district engages families by partnering with them to support their children's learning and healthy development in relevant and meaningful ways. Walk away with ideas and an action plan to engage families in your own school community as soon as tomorrow!
Jessica understands the importance of families as partners in their child's education. As a classroom teacher, she saw firsthand the difference families make in the success of their child's education. As the Title I coordinator, she prioritizes funding for family engagement activities and professional development. She has studied the work of Dr. Karen Mapp and Dr. Steven Constantino and participated in the Constantino Leadership Cohort. She has also participated in book studies and professional learning to build capacity for the district's family liaison team and Title I principals.
Missy Martin has spent her entire career working with families, 15 of those were in the role of family educator, providing direct supports to families such as home visitation where she centered her work on building relationships with families. Additionally, Missy has studied the work of Dr. Karen Mapp and Dr. Steven Constantino and participated in the Constantino Leadership Cohort and Harvard University Family Engagement Coursework. She has led book studies and professional learning to build capacity for the district's family liaison team.