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Below is the Wordle that participants created at the end of the chat to describe our goal in family engagement – “Partnerships” Please add your own descriptors in the comment section below.
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Questions from our #ptchat centered around how classroom teachers are using creativity and outside the box thinking to meet Joyce Epstein’s 6 Types of Involvement (2011):
Parenting – How teachers are helping families establish home environments to support children as students
Communicating – How teachers are designing effective forms of school-to-home and home-to-school communications about school programs and children’s progress
Volunteering – How classroom teachers are recruiting and organizing parent help and support
Learning at Home – How classroom teachers are providing information and ideas to families about how to help students at home with homework and other curriculum-related activities, decisions, and planning
Decision Making – How classroom teachers are including parents in school decisions, developing parent leaders and representatives
Collaborating with Community – How classroom teachers are identifying and integrating resources and services from the community to strengthen school programs, family practices, and student learning and development
Please join us to share and learn from Mr. Larry Ferlazzo, next week’s #PTchat special guest as we discuss partnering with ESL/ELL families. Past #ptchat archives available here.