School and Classroom Environment

Family and Community Engagement

Course Description: This course uses an equity lens for exploring the role of family engagement to support learning, distinguish between information-sharing and communication, and explore collaboration as stages of shared planning. Participants will become familiar with promising practices that can promote and strengthen family engagement.

* Develop an equity lens for exploring the role of family engagement to support learning.
* Focus on the role of communication in our work with families.
* Become familiar with promising practices that can support and strengthen family engagement.

Audience: Leaders and Teachers K-12

Time: This course will take 1 hour to complete.

Presenter: Gina Karp

CTLEs Needed?: Yes CTLE Hours: 1.0

  • Module 1: Applying an Equity Lens (15 minutes)
  • WATCH: Applying an Equity Lens
  • READ: What is Education Equity, and Why Does it Matter?
  • DO: Check for Understanding 1
  • Module 2: Equity Action Steps (7 minutes)
  • WATCH: Equity Action Steps
  • READ: Equity in Action, NYSED Framework
  • Module 2- DO: Reflect & Share Discussion
  • Module 3: Communication and Culture (15 minutes)
  • WATCH: Communication and Culture
  • READ: One Size Does Not Fit All
  • DO: Check for Understanding 3
  • Module 4: Engagement Strategies (8 minutes)
  • WATCH: Engagement Strategies
  • READ: How Two Way Communication Can Boost Parent Engagement
  • MODULE 4: Reflect & Share Discussion
  • Module 5: More Engagement Strategies (12 minutes)
  • WATCH: More Engagement Strategies
  • READ: National Standards for Family School Partnerships
  • Resources
  • Family Engagement Resources
  • Family Engagement Slide Deck (PDF Version)
  • Course Completion
  • Thank You!
  • Course Evaluation and Feedback
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever