How to Implement Family Connection within Your District
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  • 1. Implementing Family Connection within the Houston Independent School District
  • 2. Overview of Family Connection Family Connection Family Connection is a Naviance website for students and families that gives you access to online resources, communication tools and planning tools for your student’s success after high school. Objective: To review strategies that HISD has implemented within the district to promote and implement the Family Connection section of the Naviance tool.
  • 3. • Board President hosts a monthly show • Naviance Segment http://vimeocom./50305885 • Recently launched a College Readiness Show • English/Spanish • R U Ready • Discuss an aspect of Naviance on each episode Internal Media
  • 4. • Dedicated Specialist: Middle School Program Specialist responsible for: • Training parents/community members on Family Connection • Over 90 Middle School/High School campuses • Parent Nights • Parent trainings • Parent Super Centers • Conferences Use of Dedicated Specialist
  • 5. Train the Trainer Model • Entire Parent Engagement team was trained in Naviance by Hobson’s Consultants August 2012 • Dedicated specialist uses the TOT model with identified schools
  • 6. Family Connection Sessions • Dedicated Specialist: Middle School Program Specialist provides training sessions for: • Over 90 Middle School and High School campuses • Parent Nights • Parent trainings • Engages parents through • College and Career Fairs • Sending messages through Naviance • Utilizing materials from Family Engagement package • See sample PowerPoint and agenda of actual training
  • 7. • Grant schools are targeted for support -Online College and Career Readiness Technical Assistance Grant -Cycle 1 – five schools -Cycle 2 – eleven schools -Funds offset cost for district -Grant includes goals for PE Parent Super Centers spotlighting Family Connection
  • 8. Parent Super Centers spotlighting Family Connection • 5 Newly Developed Parent Super Centers • 12 desk top computers • Specialist provides training at these centers • Community members invited • Naviance signage posted • Video of Parent Super Centers • http://vimeo.com/49701965
  • 9. Contact Us: Kelly Cline, Senior Manager Parent Engagement kcline@houstonisd.org 713- 556-7202
  • 10. Your Feedback Matters! Thank you for attending the Naviance Summer Institute 2013! We greatly appreciate your feedback, please complete a brief evaluation for this session at: http://go.naviance.com/evaluations