Lovonya DeJean Module 2

Welcome to the 2nd LDJ S2H Professional Development

Module 2 - 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.



Module 2 Opening Activity: Brief Introduction of new faculty members and presenters


Parents and School Achievement 

Video Activity: Pair-share

A. Discuss with 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

B. Share with the entire group

Family Engagement=Student Success

Web address in case the link is blocked


Web address in case the link is blocked


Connections Guide Investigation: Jigsaw Home-to-School Connections Guide

A.  Teachers break into 5 groups and read a section, check out the links to the related resources.

B.  Each group adds summaries to their section of the collaborative Google doc.


TIPS Activity:  Explore TIPS Website


Edutopia’s Home-School Connections Guide


TIPS website

Investigation of educational home activities: In departmental groups, explore the at the community/home resources for Parent Engagement.


As a department, create a plan to use the resources.

Discovery Parent:


Figure This!  Family Corner


Ed1Stop --Sandy Oliver



Teacher Presentation Activity:

Focus on Common Core to share with parents and how it relates to their own content area.


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


PTO article for improved parent involvement

Magic Moment: Google Translate



Next Action Steps:

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

·              Teachers 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 by departments.

·              Creation of suggested communication activities to engage parents, as a department, or as a school.

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

·              In preparation for module 4, the Collaborative Classroom


OCT. 22 is the NEXT PD



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