Crozier Module 2

December 9, 2016

Parent Engagement

One of the key components of the School2Home Program is the emphasis on a strong parent-school collaboration

Objectives: Teachers will:

  • be familiar with the School2Home parent training components.
  • understand the importance of parent involvement in student academic achievement.
  • learn to use various technology resources.
  • review websites created for home use and parent involvement in student’s academic work.


Acitivity Handouts/Resources

Parents and School Achievement

Video Activity:

Discuss with your partner:

  • What is the current parent involvement at this school?

  • In your classroom?

  • What would you add to the video in terms of framing/additional information for use with parents?

  • How do we link our parent engagement efforts to learning?

Linking Family Engagement to Learning: Karen Mapp’s “8 for 8”
Introduce parent/school portal Jupitergrades

Connections Guide Investigation: Home-to-School Connections Guide: discuss with partner; summarize sections in a Google Doc.

  • Count off 1 through 10

  • Jigsaw activity: each group reads their tip; discuss

  • Create a Google Doc for your tip; list key points

Edutopia’s Home-School Connections Guide

(download the PDF)

Investigation of educational home activities: explore the community/home resources for Parent Engagement.

Begin to create a plan to use the resources.


Common Sense Media





Class Dojo





Teacher Presentation Activity:

Develop a Google Slides Presentation to share with parents about the importance of their engagement with their students and you.

Focus on Common Core to share with parents and how it relates to your own content areas.

Option: Free choice of a topic you want to share with parents

PTO article for improved parent involvement (see the list at the bottom of the article)
Magic Moment: Google Translate  
Reflection: Add to your Google Doc  
Shapes Evaluation of Modules 1 & 2  


Module 2: Parent Engagement


Next Action Steps:

  • Share the Presentation created in this workshop with another teacher.

  • Incorporate one activity using one of the family resources in the next 2 weeks.

Follow-Up suggestions:

  • Additional discussion time on using the educational resources and TIPS.

  • Creation of suggested communication activities to engage parents.

  • More PD on using the school site website for parent engagement.




Edutopia Home-to-School Guide



get updates