Parent and Family Engagement - What the Research Says...What the Actions Show!
Join us for strategies to create possibilities in Parent and Family Engagement (PFE)! Together we will review current research data on PFE interventions targeted at increasing student academic success - What the research says! We will explore the connection between PFE and school climate, culture, and improvement to see the possibilities that are created with strong PFE. We will collaboratively strive together to increase our PFE skills and explore suggestions to overcome barriers for PFE with diverse families, especially families of English learners and immigrants (Title III, Part A), using evidence-based practices. We will share evidence and data from Texas schools - What the actions show! Our goal is to enhance the ability of schools and districts to provide all children with the opportunity to receive equitable, high-quality education through strengthened Title I, Part A, Parent and Family Engagement (PFE) and help close the educational achievement gaps.
Sherry Harris has had a 19-year career in public school education and the last four years in Federal Grants program management and assistance. She is passionate about expanding Parent and Family Engagement beyond the basic minimums of compliance and navigating into the horizon of true teamwork, collaboration, and partnerships.
Dr. Julie Motomura has been a Texas public school educator for 32 years. She has served as a principal, a Federal Program Coordinator at Region 5 Education Service Center, including Parent and Family Engagement, and is currently the Superintendent of Schools at Schulenburg ISD. She believes that the strength and effectiveness of schools relies on the relationships we build with families.