Family & Comm Liaison


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This presentation outlines the process that Rio Salado College, in partnership with PIRC, Creighton School District, and Helios will be using to enroll Parent Liaisons into the Family and Community Liaison Program.

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Family & Comm Liaison

  1. 1. Family & Community Liaison Pilot Certification
  2. 2. Rio’s Family and Community Certificate was designed for you! <ul><li>YOU </li></ul><ul><li>are the expert </li></ul><ul><li>know your community </li></ul><ul><li>are courageous </li></ul><ul><li>recognize the importance of education </li></ul>
  3. 3. Key areas of focus Increase student achievement On the job training Recognition of skills
  4. 4. Certificate Benefits <ul><li>Improve Student Achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Non-conventional strategies to promote parents as teachers FIRST </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen communication between school and families </li></ul><ul><li>Create a school culture that motivates parental involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Coach parents to understand school “system” </li></ul><ul><li>Engage families in developing & sustaining academic success </li></ul>
  5. 5. Pilot Program Design <ul><li>Site-based model at Creighton School District </li></ul><ul><li>In-person components include: </li></ul><ul><li>- Practicums </li></ul><ul><li>- Direct instruction </li></ul><ul><li>- Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Transition to Hybrid model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hybrid includes site-based and online coursework options </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Pilot Program Design <ul><li>Learning Community </li></ul><ul><li>Principal Buy-In </li></ul><ul><li>Instructors who appreciate your role </li></ul>
  7. 7. Course offerings October 2009 1.5 credits Spring 2010 7 credits Summer 2010 7 credits Fall 2010 7 credits Spring 2011 3.5 credits
  8. 8. Course Offerings <ul><li>Creating College Success </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Engagement in Education </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding Adolescent Behavior </li></ul><ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>Public Speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Diversity in Education </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Education </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul>
  9. 9. Certificate Transition Design Certificate 26 credits Optional Associates (AA) Pathway 15 of 26 Credits transfer Elementary, Secondary, Special Education and Early Childhood
  10. 10. In-Person Components <ul><li>Instruction by qualified personnel who understand your community and employment responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Practicums </li></ul><ul><li>Testing </li></ul>
  11. 11. In-Person Practicums (3 – 30 hours) <ul><li>1 </li></ul><ul><li>Observe </li></ul>2 1:1 Tutoring 3 Direct Application Personal Reflection Job responsibilities embedded into course requirements
  12. 12. Distance Learning <ul><li>Anytime – Any Place </li></ul><ul><li>Can Accelerate – Per Instructor Permission </li></ul><ul><li>Self Paced </li></ul><ul><li>1-on-1 Guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>14 week courses </li></ul><ul><li>Supplemented with textbooks </li></ul>
  13. 13. A commitment of support Arizona Department of Education
  14. 14. A commitment of support <ul><li>Educational coaches </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Aid personnel assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Response to Intervention </li></ul>
  15. 15. A commitment of support <ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Instruction </li></ul>
  16. 16. A commitment of support
  17. 17. A commitment of support Arizona Department of Education <ul><li>Grant Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul>
  18. 18. Successful Start! Step 1: <ul><li>Complete Application </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss opportunity with administration </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find out about funding opportunities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>File Financial Aid Application </li></ul><ul><li>Apply for Scholarship if eligible </li></ul><ul><li> Call 602-381-6132 or email </li></ul>
  19. 19. Successful Start! Step 2: Enroll in General Education & Teacher Education Level I Foundation Courses Formally apply to the Teacher Prep Program Step 3: Step 4: Enroll in Teacher Education Level II Methods Course Step 5: Take the AEPA Content Exam during Level II Step 6: Begin Student Teaching – Level III
  20. 20. <ul><li>Founded in 1978 </li></ul><ul><li>Largest of the ten Maricopa Community Colleges </li></ul><ul><li>One of the fastest growing colleges in the nation </li></ul><ul><li>Rio’s primary focuses: </li></ul><ul><li>- Online Learning </li></ul><ul><li>- Customized Programs </li></ul><ul><li>- Collaborative Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>- Accelerated Formats </li></ul>
  21. 21. Support Services Online and by Phone <ul><li>Registration </li></ul><ul><li>Bookstore </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Advisement and Counseling </li></ul><ul><li>Tutoring Center </li></ul><ul><li>Technology and Instructional Helpdesk – 24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a Librarian – 24/7 Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Testing Center – 4 Convenient Site – Open 6 days a week </li></ul><ul><li>RioLounge Online – Make friends, find events, sell stuff </li></ul>
  22. 22. Rio Counseling Services <ul><li>Career Exploration </li></ul><ul><li>- Is teaching for me? </li></ul><ul><li>- I am not sure what teaching program to choose? </li></ul><ul><li>- I know I want to teach , but I can’t decide what grade level or subject to teach </li></ul><ul><li>Study Skills </li></ul><ul><li>- Test taking tips: AEPA/ACCUPLACER/Classes </li></ul><ul><li>- Test Anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>Time Management & Balance </li></ul><ul><li>- How can I manage school, work, and family? </li></ul><ul><li>- How do I fit practicums and student teaching with my busy schedule? </li></ul>
  23. 23. Rio Counseling Services <ul><li>Job Hunting </li></ul><ul><li>- Job search </li></ul><ul><li>- Resume/ Cover letter writing </li></ul><ul><li>- Interview practice </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Counseling </li></ul><ul><li>- Eliminate obstacles to your academic success </li></ul><ul><li>- Stress Management </li></ul><ul><li>- Crisis intervention and referral to local resources and social services </li></ul><ul><li>Phone and In-Person Counseling: Melanie Abts M.Ed., LAC </li></ul><ul><li> [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> (480) 517-8387 </li></ul>
  24. 24. Affordable Tuition Rates Maricopa County Resident $71 per credit hour Can complete certificate for under $3000
  25. 25. Tuition Comparison Approximate full-time annual tuition comparison based on two 12-credit semesters. Verification with your academic advisor is recommended Rio Salado College $1,734 Northern Arizona University $4,842 Arizona State University $4,971 University of Arizona $5,048 University of Phoenix $12,006 Grand Canyon University $15,480
  26. 26. Fees Textbooks $35-85 Course Fees $10 - $40 Student Teaching Tuition for 8 credits plus $450
  27. 27. Award Winning Teacher Preparation Programs <ul><li>Exemplary Initiative in Educational Technology by the National Council of Instructional Administrators </li></ul><ul><li>WOW Award by the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunication </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Paul M. Pair Innovation of the Year Award </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation of the Year by the League for Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Bellwether Finalist Award for leading colleges into the 21 st Century </li></ul>
  28. 28. Discover the Rio Advantage! Monday Starts! Affordable Tuition Online Classes
  29. 29. Discover the Rio Advantage! Online Student Support 24/7 Helpdesk Accredited
  30. 30. Discover the Rio Advantage! University Transfer Student Incentives Highly Qualified Faculty
  31. 31. Academic Advisement (480) 517-8580 1-800-797-1197