Leataata Floyd Module 2

Module 2 : Parent Engagement
November 18, 2015

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.
Actvity Handouts/Resources

Module 2 Opening Activity: Review of Module 1; follow up on outside work--reflections in Google Docs.

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?


(Planning for the December 1 Training of Trainers for parent workshops will take place on Thursday, November 19. Any thoughts/requests I can bring to that session?)

 Parent Involvement Matters!

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


TIPS Activity:  Explore TIPS Website


Edutopia’s Home-School Connections Guide

(download the PDF)


TIPS website



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


Begin to create a plan to use the resources.


Discovery Parent:


Figure This!  Family Corner: NCTM’s math focused ideas


Teacher Presentation Activity:


Develop a Powerpoint for Google Slide 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  Website
 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.



 December 16 is the NEXT PD Session - at 3:30 p.m.

Module 2: Parent Engagement



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