Family Engagement at HISD

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An overview of how Houston Independent School District Leverages Naviance to Engage Students and Families

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Family Engagement at HISD

  1. 1. Implementing Family Connection within HISD
  2. 2. Accessing Family Planning Putting it all Introduction Home Page Next Steps Connection Dimensions Together Overview of Family ConnectionFamily ConnectionFamily 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 FamilyConnection section of the Naviance tool.
  3. 3. Accessing Family Planning Putting it allIntroduction Home Page Next Steps Connection Dimensions Together Internal Media • Board President hosts a monthly show • Naviance Segment • Recently launched a College Readiness Show • English/Spanish • R U Ready • Discuss an aspect of Naviance on each episode
  4. 4. Accessing Family Planning Putting it allIntroduction Home Page Next Steps Connection Dimensions Together Use of Dedicated Specialist • 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
  5. 5. Accessing Family Planning Putting it allIntroduction Home Page Next Steps Connection Dimensions Together Train the Trainer Model • Entire Parent Engagement team was trained in Naviance by Hobsons Consultants August 2012 • Dedicated specialist uses the TOT model with identified schools
  6. 6. Accessing Family Planning Putting it allIntroduction Home Page Next Steps Connection Dimensions Together 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 ppt and agenda of actual training
  7. 7. Accessing Family Planning Putting it allIntroduction Home Page Next Steps Connection Dimensions Together Targeted School Approach • 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
  8. 8. Accessing Family Planning Putting it allIntroduction Home Page Next Steps Connection Dimensions Together 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. 9. Accessing Family Planning Putting it allIntroduction Home Page Next Steps Connection Dimensions Together Questions/Discussion• What are you doing to increase family engagement and get families involved in their students’ college and career planning?
  10. 10. Accessing Family Planning Putting it allIntroduction Home Page Next Steps Connection Dimensions Together Contact Us: Kelly Cline, Senior Manager Parent Engagement kcline@houstonisd.org 713-556-7202 Nefertari Mundy, Counseling Services , College Career Readiness nmundy@houstonisd.org 713.556.7240

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