Parents see educators as their partner in identifying educational digital media for their children; yet an EdSurge survey highlights that only one out of ten educators often recommend digital media to their students for educational purposes. This blog shares five tips for educators that can help foster the home and school connection on technology use with young children.
Connecting Families is designed to support and empower families in raising kids who think critically, participate responsibly, and behave ethically in their online lives. Pick from and share these resources throughout the year to help parents continue authentic conversations at home with their children.
Dr. Joyce L. Epstein, director of the National Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins University, spoke at a conference in Cromwell, Connecticut in May 2012 and graciously sat down for an interview with Dawn Homer-Bouthiette, director of parent engagement and family policy for the Connecticut Commission on Children.
This Family Engagement Framework is intended to provide guidance to educators, districts, schools, families, and communities as they plan, implement, and evaluate strategies across multiple programs for effective family engagement to support student achievement and close the academic achievement gap.
The Global Family Research Project is an independent, entrepreneurial nonprofit organization that supports all families and communities in helping children find success in and out of school. The organization creates a worldwide exchange of ideas to further the understanding and implementation of anywhere, anytime learning for all.
The Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework is a road map for progress. It is a research-based approach to program change. It is designed to help Head Start programs achieve outcomes that lead to positive and enduring change for children and families. Use the interactive Framework to find research, resources, and regulations related to program foundations, program impact areas, family engagement outcomes, and child outcomes.
This paper presents a new framework for designing family engagement initiatives that build capacity among educators and families to partner with one another around student success. Based in existing research and best practices, the “Dual Capacity Building Framework for Family–School Partnerships” is designed to act as a scaffold for the development of family engagement strategies, policies, and programs.