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Dr. Joni Samples share strategies for capacity building w/ diverse families at the Delaware Valley Minority Consortium (DVMSAC). December 2011.

Dr. Joni Samples share strategies for capacity building w/ diverse families at the Delaware Valley Minority Consortium (DVMSAC). December 2011.

Philadelphia, PA

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Strategies for Capacity Building With Diverse Families. Strategies for Capacity Building With Diverse Families. Presentation Transcript

  • Targeted CapacityBuilding with DiverseStudents and TheirFamilies Dr. Joni Samples Chief Academic Officer Family Friendly Schools
  • A brief History of Family Friendly Schools• Steve Constantino, Stonewall Jackson High School.• Steve established FFS in 2003 with a goal of becoming the leading practitioners of Family Engagement.• Steve and Joni Samples, County Superintendent, meet with the long term intention of changing roles• Dr. Joni takes over in 2009 to complete the goal
  • FFS Five-step Process View slide
  • My Expectation “The greatest gift I can ever give another, is myexpectation of their success.” Abraham Hicks View slide
  • For Today:• Information/research• Examples• Process• Activities• Result: Plan developed for a particular school
  • Research Results“The research is overwhelmingly clear:When parents play a positive role in theirchildren’s education, children do better inschool. This is true whether parents arecollege-educated or grade school graduatesand regardless of the family income, race orethnic backgrounds. Henderson
  • Research Results: St. HopeAPI Year API Score Involvement %2003-2004 638 70%2004-2005 737 88%2005-2006 744 94%2006-2007 749 *2007-2008 802 98%
  • Process #1: Framework4 Domains of Family Engagement– Welcoming Environment– 2-Way Communication– Degree of Engagement– Support for Learning
  • Process #2: Action Plan• P-TAG (Parent-Teacher A to G) – Attitude – Building Capacity Go for Assess Great Attitude – Collaboration – Develop a plan Follow-Up and P-TAG Build Follow- Parent Teacher A to G Capacity – Evaluation Through Steps for Academic and Attitude – Follow-up Excellence – Go for Great Collaborate Evaluation for Success Develop a Plan for Learning Success
  • FFS Activity Break: Benefits for Family Engagement at Your School • What are the benefits of Family Engagement for your school/district? • Who are the most engaged families in your school/district? • Who are the least engaged families in your school/district?
  • P-TAG more in Depth• P-TAG (Parent-Teacher A to G) – Attitude – Building Capacity – Collaboration – Develop a plan – Evaluation – Follow-up – Go for Great
  • A Attitude: A Visit to Schools
  • B Building Capacity: Strengths and NeedsFund Facilities Events Sports AcademicsRaising
  • C Collaboration: Project Planning• Water fountains broken?• Need to redo the parking lot pick-up?• Want someone to greet students every morning or say goodbye every afternoon?• Have a grant for a new program?• Need to rearrange your computer lab?
  • D: Develop a Plan• What is your vision for your for the target group you want to engage?• What are your goals to reach that vision?• What are the steps to reach your goals?• Who will help you?• When
  • FFS Activity Break: Develop a Vision for your Target Group
  • Next Steps: D Develop A Plan to Support Learning•“…the differences in whether parents believe theyshould help or can help are shaped by what theschool and the teachers do. For example, ifteachers want parents to think that they shouldhelp, teachers must demonstrate this with anactive program of parent involvement in learningactivities at home. If teachers want parents to feelconfident that they can help, teachers andadministrators must organize and conductworkshops for parents on how to help.” Epstein
  • E Evaluation: Data• Parent Surveys• Test Results – Test results by sub-group• Attendance• Behavior reports• Coaching results
  • F Follow-up: EdCoaching• The chances of a teacher implementing a new instructional skill in the classrooms: – Workshop on the skill - 10% – Workshop with modeling - 12-13% – Workshop, modeling, and practice - 14-16% – Workshop, modeling, practice, and feedback - 16- 19% – Workshop, modeling, practice, feedback, and coaching - 95% Jim Knight
  • G Go for Great: Sample Schools• St. Hope 2009 Test Results 875• St. Hope 2010 Test Results 915• South Fentress K-8• Hamilton High School• Clarkrange High School
  • Break
  • Family Friendly Schools 4 Domains4 Domains of Family Engagement – Welcoming Environment – 2-Way Communication – Degree of Engagement – Support for Learning
  • FFS Activity Break: Benefits for Family Engagement at Your School • Which school will you use for today’s planning activity? • Who are the least engaged families in your selected school? • We will work through the Domains using the P-TAG process to create a plan to engage families
  • Domain 1: Welcoming Environment with the P-TAG Process• Welcoming Environment – A Attitude – B Build Capacity – C Collaborate – D Develop a plan
  • FFS Activity: Creating a Welcoming Environment for Your School and Your Community• Please complete steps – A Attitude • What’s the attitude of your staff towards parents? • What are parent’s attitude toward the school? – B Building Capacity • What activities would build the capacity of either staff or parents towards acceptance of each other? – C Collaboration • What project could your parents and staff work on jointly that would develop trust and relationships?
  • FFS Activity D: Develop a Plan• D Develop a plan (this is not a Learning Plan at this point) – Create your vision – Describe your plan – What are your goals? – How will you reach them? – Who will help? – When can you expect results?
  • Share Your Thoughts• Please share your ideas with other in the group• Don’t hesitate to take notes if you hear any additional ideas that will help with your school staff and parents!!!
  • Next Steps:• E Evaluating progress – Use your data to see if you’re making a difference• F Follow-up with coaching – Coaching is the glue that holds success together; we recommend a coach – In lieu of coach: talk with each other, have a designated time just for this topic; review progress; troubleshoot
  • G• Going for great – Your school is already good, we want to help you be as great as the vision you and your parents hold for it!!!
  • LUNCH BREAK
  • Consider Engagement…• "Love life, engage in it, give it all you’ve got. Love it with a passion, because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it." - Maya Angelou
  • Domain 2: Two-Way Communication• One way vs Two Way CommunicationWhat would be considered good or effective communication? It would be communication in which: The receiver of the communication is able to pass on any relevant and appropriate feedback (i.e. two-way communication)
  • FFS Activity: Two-Way Communication with P-TAG• A Attitude• B Building Capacity• C Collaboration• D Develop a planHow will you• F Follow-up/Coaching
  • F Follow-up: EdCoaching• The chances of a teacher implementing a new instructional skill in the classrooms: – Workshop on the skill - 10% – Workshop with modeling - 12-13% – Workshop, modeling, and practice - 14-16% – Workshop, modeling, practice, and feedback - 16- 19% – Workshop, modeling, practice, feedback, and coaching - 95% Jim Knight
  • Domain 3: Degree of Engagement • Who are the most engaged families in your school? • Who are the least engaged families • in your school?• Continue encouraging those that are engaged now• Your plans for today are to engage those families who are not currently engaged
  • Domain 3: Degree of Engagement P-TAG E Evaluation• E Evaluation – How will you determine if your reaching your targeted population? • Numbers (head count) is not enough• Other Sources for Evaluation – Parent survey – Test results – Attendance – Behavior – Coaching/discussions
  • FFS Activity: Degree of Engagement with P-TAG• A Attitude• B Building Capacity• C Collaboration• D Develop a planHow will you• E- Evaluate
  • FFS Activity: Evaluation• What can you use to determine whether your plan(s) to increase engagement is/are working beyond the typical head count?• Ideas – Parent survey – Test results – Attendance – Behavior – Coaching/discussions – Other?
  • Break
  • Help Parents and Students Discover Learning “You cannot teach a mananything. You can only help him discover it within himself.” Galileo
  • Family Engagement Especially for a Targeted Group Requires One Major Change A Change in Thinking
  • And It Begins with Your Vision  Envisioning a New Idea  Creative Thought  Results in a New Experience
  • Domain 4: Supporting Learning
  • We Need to Show Parents How to Engage in Learning “…the differences in whether parents believe they should help or can help are shaped by what the school and the teachers do. For example, if teachers want parents to think that they should help, teachers must demonstrate this with an active program of parent involvement in learning activities at home. If teachers want parents to feel confident that they can help, teachers and administrators must organize and conduct workshops for parents on how to help. Epstein
  • Parent Playbook ActivitiesParent/Child activities matched toNational Core Standards• Alphabet Fun-K ELA standard (k-2 p. 10)• Math on Wheels-6th Math (6-8 p. 56)• Electric Hair-4th Science (3-5 p. 93)• Family Histories-Social Studies ( K-2 p.128) Available through Family Friendly Schools/ Engage Press
  • Family Engagement at HS• Three deadly questions – How was school today? – What did you do? – Do you have any homework?• Change the questions: – What did they ask on your algebra test? – What happened with that story by Edgar Allen Poe?
  • Support for Home Learning• Demonstrate what you want parents to do• Provide workshops on learning activities they can do at home• Use you 2-way communication to keep parents engaged in what students are learning• Ask what they want to know to help• Connect with parents as often as possible over what’s being taught and learned• Celebrate the successes
  • Domain 4: P-TAGing Support for Learning• A Attitude• B Building Capacity• C Collaboration• D Developing a Plan• E Evaluation• F Follow-up/Coaching
  • G Going for Great• So what’s your vision for greatness in your school?"If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.“ — Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • How May We Be of Service?• Dr. Joni Samples 5 Step/P-TAG Process as well as the Parent Playbook series are available through:• Family Friendly Schools/ Engage!Press – 2485 Notre Dame Blvd 370-170 – Chico, CA 95928 – 530-899-8423 – www.familyfriendlyschools.com – drjoni@edsuccess.com