Parent Involvement In 21st Century Schools

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Families, staff, community members and students all participate in developing families and students school friendly schools vision for student’s achievement.

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Parent Involvement In 21st Century Schools

  1. 1. Full Parent Involvement in 21st Century Schools
  2. 2. Clear Vision of School Changes <ul><li>Families, staff, community members and students all participate in developing families and students school friendly center vision for student ’ s achievement. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Parents As Advocate <ul><ul><ul><li>Rigorous curriculum for all students and carried out in the classrooms. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All children have equal opportunities to learn regardless of economic status. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Trusting relationships <ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing professional development to learn about different families ’ cultures. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>School “ mapping ” - identify local non-profit organizations and higher education, and work with them as partners. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Two-way Communication <ul><ul><ul><li>Social event plans led by families and staff, at the convenience of all stakeholders. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Schools must have a meaningful two-way conversation about student ’ s achievement and programs and services available for the student in a timely manner. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Welcome Environment <ul><ul><ul><li>School is open year-round and after school as a family resource. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Information and Tools for Parent Involvement <ul><ul><ul><li>School fully shares ongoing data on student ’ s achievement throughout the year. Schools keep parents engaged in the process of their children from the beginning of school to the last day of school. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Families learn how the school structure works, and build parents as advocates. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Customer Service <ul><ul><ul><li>Parent Center offers leadership training, and referrals to social services. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing dialog with all stakeholders of schools. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Meaningful Participation for All Stakeholders <ul><ul><ul><li>Parents lead meetings and are recognized as equal partners and experts. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All stakeholders are included in celebration events and honored in a school assembly as equal. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Parents As Students Advocate <ul><ul><ul><li>Parents are advocates for their children and take roles as equal partners in decision-making in their children ’ s school. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>School provides services to whole families as well as activities that encourage and inspire participation. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Supportive Policy <ul><ul><ul><li>Written school policy must be translated in the home language of parents so they understand. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Policies must be jointly created with parents as equal partners and must be approved by parents per NCLB section 1118. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Professional Development <ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership Training for parents that enhance skills needed to participate as equal partners in decision-making impacting students achievement must be provided. The source of funding is available from Title 1, Title 111 , Title 11,that have parent involvement components with minimum funding of 1%. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Parent Resources <ul><ul><ul><li>Resources are available for child care, transportation, refreshments, material for activities and supplies. What resources? “ Childcare, transportation, materials for and activities, supplies, and refreshments are provided. ” </li></ul></ul></ul>

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