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Roadmap For Success


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Roadmap For Success

  1. 1. Roadmap for Success: Developing A Purposeful Plan of Action Facilitated by: Jenni Brasington
  2. 2. Training Agenda <ul><li>Defining effective parent engagement practices </li></ul><ul><li>Self-assessment – What kind of planner am I? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do I need a roadmap? </li></ul><ul><li>Developing a plan of action </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing the plan </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating the plan </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Research shows: </li></ul><ul><li>A home environment that encourages learning is more important to student achievement than income, education level, or cultural background </li></ul><ul><li>When children and parents talk regularly about school, children perform better academically </li></ul><ul><li>The earlier that parent involvement begins in a child ’s educational process, the more powerful the effects </li></ul>Why Is Engagement Important?
  4. 4. <ul><li>A Shared responsibility – schools are committed to engaging families in meaningful and culturally respective ways & families are committed to actively supporting their children ’s learning and development </li></ul><ul><li>Carried out everywhere children learn – at home, in school, in after-school programs, in community programs and activities, in faith-based institutions, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous across a child ’s life – spanning from early learning programs to college preparation </li></ul>Family, School, and Community Engagement is… Definition from The National Family, School, and Community Engagement Working Group – June 2009
  5. 5. The Family Engagement Shift
  6. 6. <ul><li>Moving From: </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Deficit Based/Adversarial </li></ul><ul><li>Random Acts </li></ul><ul><li>Add-On </li></ul><ul><li>Events Driven </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance </li></ul><ul><li>One-Time Project </li></ul><ul><li>Moving Toward: </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Strength Based & Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Systemic </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated </li></ul><ul><li>Learning & Outcomes Driven </li></ul><ul><li>Ownership & Continuous Improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Sustained </li></ul>Family Engagement: Reframing the Work
  7. 7. Show Your Strength! Share with a partner a strength you have in implementing effective parent engagement.
  8. 8. Implementing Effective Engagement Requires: A Quality Plan On-going Professional Development Adequate Resources Commitment From All Stakeholders
  9. 9. Why is a Plan so Important? <ul><li>Provides direction and focus </li></ul><ul><li>Points to specific results to be achieved </li></ul><ul><li>Establishes a course of action for achieving results </li></ul><ul><li>Helps various cohorts within a school align themselves with common goals </li></ul><ul><li>Elevates and professionalizes our work </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability for completing your work </li></ul>
  10. 10. How do you typically plan?
  11. 11. Ingredients of Your Quality Plan A lignment A ctivities A ssistance A ssessment A ction Do you notice what is missing from the list?
  12. 12. So, let’s start building……. Building a quality plan begins with your School Improvement Plan. WHY????
  13. 13. Our Starting Point The S chool I mprovement P lan provides direction on: <ul><li>Academic issues that led to improvement status </li></ul><ul><li>School strengths </li></ul><ul><li>Identified areas of improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Clearly articulated goals </li></ul><ul><li>Action steps to improve student achievement </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Review your SIP </li></ul><ul><li>Identify your school goals </li></ul><ul><li>Share your school goals with a partner </li></ul><ul><li>Write the goals on your Action Plan Worksheet </li></ul>SIP Review
  15. 15. What is Alignment? <ul><ul><li>Strategic alignment is when all structures, processes, and systems support an organization’s mission and goals. </li></ul></ul>LINKING CONNECTION RELATIONSHIP AFFILIATION AGREEMENT UNION ALLIANCE A lignment
  16. 16. What does it feel like when you are not in alignment???? A lignment
  17. 17. <ul><li>Write down 5 Activities you did this past month </li></ul><ul><li>Is there alignment between these activities and your school goals? </li></ul><ul><li>If yes, what goal or goals does it align with? </li></ul><ul><li>If no, how and why did you make the decision to implement the activity? </li></ul><ul><li>What was the purpose? </li></ul><ul><li>How could you change the activity to align better to school goals and student learning? </li></ul>Alignment Check! A lignment
  18. 18. TaKe FiVe!
  19. 19. A ctivities A program, project, process or product that assists in achieving a specific goal. Activities: Program GS&S, PASS, American Dream Academy Project Process Product Opening a Parent Resource Center Home Visit, Conference, Workshop, Training Newsletter, Website, Brochure, Memo
  20. 20. A ctivities Activity Checklist Yes No Do your A ctivities support the goal? Are your A ctivities linked to learning? Do your A ctivities link back to school wide initiatives? Will parents leave the A ctivity with skills or materials to help with learning at home?
  21. 21. A ctivities The strength of your activities lies in the PLANNING. Be Specific Be Realistic Be Creative
  22. 22. A ctivities Be Specific Who will be responsible for the A ctivity? What will the A ctivity entail? Is it a Program, Project, Process or Product? Where will the A ctivity take place? When will the A ctivity take place (duration and frequency)?
  23. 23. A ctivities Be Realistic How many trainings can you conduct this year? How many home visits can you actually make this year? How many newsletters, articles, web updates can you commit to writing this year?
  24. 24. A ctivities Be Creative Think out of the box….Try new and different A ctivities to reach your school goals!
  25. 25. Time to practice! <ul><li>Read the scenarios at your table. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the information provided, develop activities that are aligned to the school goals presented in the scenario. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget to do an alignment check! </li></ul><ul><li>Identify if the activity is a program, project, process or product. </li></ul><ul><li>Be specific, realistic and creative! </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a facilitator and a recorder for the group </li></ul>
  26. 26. A ssistance Everyone needs a helping hand…… Are you utilizing the following for A ssistance? <ul><li>Title I </li></ul><ul><li>Website </li></ul><ul><li>District Parent Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Other Parent Liaisons </li></ul><ul><li>Community Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Others? </li></ul>
  27. 27. A ction Moving From Plan to A ction The BIG Five <ul><li>Share the plan with others </li></ul><ul><li>Include a specific timeframe for all of your events </li></ul><ul><li>Put the dates on the master calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Review the plan often and adjust if necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be a one-man show! </li></ul>Accountability = Action!
  28. 28. A ssessment <ul><li>Monitor </li></ul><ul><li>Adjust </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect </li></ul><ul><li>Review </li></ul><ul><li>Rewrite </li></ul>Don’t Forget to A ssess Your Plan!
  29. 29. The S ecrets of S uccess <ul><li>S tart S mall </li></ul><ul><li>S hare-Don ’t keep this work a secret. When all families feel invited into the development of involvement programs, practices and policies, there is a greater likelihood of success. </li></ul><ul><li>S olidify-Put the plan into action and monitor progress throughout the school year. Your action plan should be a living document. If something is not working, go back to the plan and make the necessary changes. </li></ul>