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Activities to Promote Parent Involvement
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Research shows that children are more likely to succeed academically and are less likely to engage in violent behavior if their families are involved in their education. Many parents say, however, that they feel unwelcome or uncomfortable in their children's schools. Teachers often feel under attack by parents who are highly involved. Learn how to bridge the gap. Included: A dozen activities to promote parental involvement and ten tips for involved parents.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Melissa Lander
Vicki Moore
Date Added:
10/17/2019
Collaborating with Families
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Designed to help teachers build positive relationships with families, this Module highlights the diversity of families and addresses the factors that school personnel should understand about working with the families of children with disabilities (est. completion time: 1 hour).

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Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Vanderbilt University
Provider Set:
IRIS Center
Date Added:
09/27/2018
Common Sense Media - Digital Citizenship Curriculum & EdTech Reviews
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*Digital citizenship (balanced usage)
*EdTech rating & reviews
*Expert advice
*Family engagement resources
*Free monthly webinars

*Digital Passport & Digital Compass games for students
*Videos, toolkits, lesson plans, posters, and more!

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Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Common Sense Media
Date Added:
12/11/2019
Conversations with Your Child
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230 conversation starters to get the conversation rolling!

The starters are for various ages and maturity levels. As the parent, you know your child best and we will leave it to you to select appropriate starters.

-getting to know your child
-your relationship with your child
-family
-blended and adopted families
-values and character
-school and learning
-emotions
-friendships and peers
-bullying
-drugs and alcohol
-consent, love, marriage and sexual preference
-body image and gender roles
-spirituality

Subject:
Education
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Activity/Lab
Author:
Aha! Parenting
Date Added:
04/07/2020
Family Engagement Resources for School Use from Sun West
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The following is a collection of resources and strategies to help teachers connect with families positively and engage them in their child's learning. Use this resource to help ensure you have a family friendly school with parents involved in the school and their child's education.
Community connections are also explored.
Together the parents, teacher, student and community can work together to forge a positive and successful experience for all stakeholders involved.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
09/24/2018
Family Engagement in Transitions: Transition to Kindergarten
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This resource, produced by the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (co-authored by HFRP’s Christine Patton and M. Elena Lopez), discusses the importance of families’ support for their children’s learning and development as children transition to new environments. The resource positions the transition to kindergarten as a pivotal point for establishing the kinds of practices that can help sustain gains children have made in their early learning settings, and offers examples of successful program practices that Head Start and Early Head Start staff can use to help children and families with this transition.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Provider Set:
Harvard Family Research Project
Date Added:
11/07/2018
For Families: This Teachable Moment
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"Now more than ever, families need ideas and resources to help manage learning at home. So we’ve created a new resource for you to share with your students’ parents or caregivers.
This Teachable Moment, a free eBook available for download now, offers an intro to Project Based Learning and 21 easy-to-implement, “follow the recipe” PBL projects, designed for children of all ages and capabilities.
These projects can be used to keep kids learning, growing, and discovering during this summer, while giving families the space and time needed to stay productive."

Get the eBook - Download it and get 21 ready to go PBL activities!

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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Author:
Adams
Buck Institute
Lenz
PBL Works
Rebecca Laird
Date Added:
06/17/2020
Fostering Parent Engagement Workshop
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Please find the required PowerPoint presentation below.  This workshop has been developed as part of the course Parents in Teaching and Learning (ECUR 823) at the University of Saskatchewan with professor Debbie Pushor.This workshop is meant to be personalized.  Select the activities you wish to discuss, and spend as much or as little time on the concepts that speak fully to your school.  As you select activities and where to put your focus think of what needs to be done as a school and as a classroom teacher before school begins, during school, and over the summer.  Pick and choose the activities that best fit your school and your school’s needs.If you have any questions, feedback, or require clarification please feel free to call or email Melissa.lander@sunwestsd.ca. 

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
07/30/2020
Parent Engagement Series from the Ministry of Education in SK
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"This seven part video series on parent engagement, explains how important it is for educators and parents to engage well with one another to enhance educational outcomes for our young children.This video series is supported by the provincial Early Years Outcome Team and the Ministry of Education."

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Government of Saskatchewan
Date Added:
10/11/2019
Saskatchewan Reads for Administrators: Modules
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This is a series of Modules for Administrators from Saskreads.

The modules are comprehensive and provide information from the planning stages to implementation.

These excellent resources walk administrators through accomplishing the task at hand in a step by step manner.

Modules Include:
Family Engagement
Time Management (to provide extra literacy support)
Data Analysis
Building Your Data Team
School Data Review
Instructional Walks
Shared Reading
The Big Ideas of Reading
Building Literacy Teams
SCC Sharing Reading Supports
Environmental Walk
Being a Lead Learner
Developing Shared Beliefs

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Saskatchewan Reads
Date Added:
11/22/2018