March’s (2020) Useful Parent Engagement Resources – Part Two

I *just* finished writing this blog post on EL family engagement during coronovirus. It includes lists of resources can we offer EL/immigrant parents to support them in working with their children at home. #ellchat #familyengagement https://t.co/CpwPUWqKWU https://t.co/oudtmhQqZx — Laura Gardner (@lauragardner79) March 17, 2020 .@worcesterpublic schools has a good Family Project https://t.co/Xv8MMZzZN3 based on the […]

June Issue Of Harvard’s “Family Involvement Network of Educators” Available Online

The June issue of Harvard’s “Family Involvement Network of Educators” just came online. Here’s how they describe it: In this issue, M. Elena Lopez and Margaret Caspe take us on a deep dive into the research base for anywhere, anytime and challenge us to broaden our notion of family engagement and of learning beyond school. […]

Video: “21st Century School Libraries, Parent Engagement and Student Achievement”

21st Century School Libraries, Parent Engagement and Student Achievement is the title of an interactive video that the Ontario Library Association has created. You can see it here. Here’s how they describe it: [The video] empowers parents to support school libraries and thus encourage reading engagement and information literacy with their children. It contains information […]

The Best Infographics About Parent Involvement In Schools

is a beginning list of the best infographics about parent involvement. You can see all my parent involvement/engagement-related “Best” lists here. You can find a bigger version here. An Infographic by Open Colleges Embed Infographic An Infographic by Open Colleges Explore more infographics like one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. The […]

This Week’s #PTchat On Twitter

Guest Post by Joe Mazza Image credit: graphics8.nytimes.com   Last year the @NYTimesLearning blog held a conversation on summer reading, sharing many resources which added to the 2012 #PTchat discussion on summer reading. This week we’ve got a variety of amazing connected educators and parents ready to share out during the annual #PTchat on summer reading.  We’ve invited […]

Guest Post: Did the Tech fail or was there a failure to connect to the Tech?

I invited Myrdin Thompson to write a guest commentary on the article discussed in my last post, Tech May Have A Role, But Is Not Cure-All, For Parent Engagement. Myrdin is Contributing Editor at MOMentumNation, Group Leader at RESULTSLouisville, Advocate for the UNF Shot@Life program, White House Champion of Change (Parents on Education), Regional Director […]

Community Support For Schools

Source: shareasimage.com via Larry on Pinterest   In ‘Community Support’ Tops List of Public Education ‘Pluses,’ Michele Molnar over at Education Week writes about a recent article in the American School Board Journal that ranked “community support” for schools as the number one “good thing” for education. The above quote is form that article. Check […]