SCHOOL/FAMILY/COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS THAT WORK
An Intensive Three-Day Seminar offered by the University at Albany in partnership with CASDA
July 16-18, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Daily
Registration: 8 a.m.
Cost: $299 per person
***Participants will receive 18 hours of CTLE credit***
UAlbany Health Sciences Campus, Room 407
Research is clear that effective school-family-community partnerships contribute demonstrably to young people’s academic success as well as to their personal well-being. If the quality of your current school partnerships with your families and community are not all that they could or should be, then this special summer seminar is a must for yourself and your leadership team.
Through this intensive three-day experience, you and your team will learn to think broadly and creatively about the family and community engagement process and will emerge with a new outlook which will spark innovative and powerful ideas which can be implemented starting this September.
Veteran leaders and nationally known scholars will guide your journey through research and best practices, employing a combination of speakers, panels, small group discussions and team action planning. You will be joined by future school leaders currently enrolled in UAlbany in the Educational Leadership programs.
This seminar will provide a deep dive into best practices around effective school-family-community collaboration. In addition, participants will have opportunities to explore how their school improvement efforts can go beyond communicating with families and the community to move toward creating vibrant and enduring partnerships for the benefit of young people.
Please review the topical outline below and consider having your team participate in this powerful learning and planning experience this July.
Participants will be able to identify and apply:
School improvement models to enhance outcomes for children, families and communities.
Facilitators, constraints, and barriers associated with partnerships among organizations to promote genuine collaboration among educators and other professionals.
Contributions of school-linked health and social services to students' engagement, learning, healthy development, and school success.
Whole child development and positive youth development principles and practices to increase student engagement, learning, healthy development and school success.
Innovative parent and family programs to enhance student engagement, learning, healthy development and school success.
Contributions of out-of-school time programs with extended learning opportunities to increased student engagement, learning, healthy development and school success.
New roles, responsibilities, and opportunities for principals and district central office leaders who are implementing expanded school improvement models via interprofessional collaboration, and community agency partnerships.
Contributions of collaboration and partnerships in addressing state and federal goals to increase the number of college and career ready high school graduates.
Tuesday, July 16
The Social Ecology of Schools and Schooling
Assessing Your Present Situation
School Effectiveness and Improvement Models
Exploring Current Attitudes and Beliefs about Partnerships
Overview of Families & Community Partnerships
Wednesday, July 17
Forging Partnerships with Families
Understanding Economically and Culturally Diverse Families
Assisting Families with Children with Special Needs
Engaging with Families over Youth Development Programs
Thursday, July 18
Forging Partnerships with Communities
Connecting Students & Families to Support Services
Out of School Time Programs
Team Action Planning