Guest Post by Joe Mazza:
This week’s #PTchat Topic: What is the role of district leadership to promote best practice family engagement in schools?
According to the Harvard Family Research Project (July 2009), school districts must do the following.
-Create infrastructure for district-wide leadership for family engagement
-Build capacity for family engagement through training and technical assistance
-Ensure reporting, learning, and accountability for family engagement
-Help all understand, design, and implement strong evaluation strategies
Dr. Steve Constantino will be on this week’s #PTchat to discuss ideas and proven research on how school districts can plan for a sound family engagement plan for all stakeholders. He currently serves as superintendent of Williamsburg-James City Country School District in Williamsburg, Virginia. He has traveled extensively as a speaker, capacity-builder and leader in the arena of family engagement and has worked in hundreds of schools in hundreds of districts on four different continents. He is the author of several books focusing on family engagement and is working on a new one called “Engaging Every Family: The New Standards for Global Family Engagement.”
I hope you can join us Wednesday night, April 13th at 9PM EST / 6 PM PST for a lively parent-teacher conversation!
For more information, please visit Joe Mazza’s eFACE Today Blog. #PTchat is a weekly chat where parents and teachers around the world come together using the hashtag #PTchat. The goal behind #PTchat is to encourage a transparent and collaborative dialogue between parents and educators. All #PTchats are archived here.