West Oakland Module 2

Welcome to the 2nd WOMS 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


Cultivating Parent Engagement


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

Cultivating Parent Engagement at YES Academy

Other resources for working with famililes:

Family Engagement=Student Success

Web address in case the link is blocked:


Learn About Common Core in Three Minutes

Web address in case the link is blocked


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

A.  Teachers break into 3 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


Collaborative Doc for sharing summaries


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


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

Other translation sites:

Reverso Free Translations

works well on idioms

Free Translation website has good spoken word translations


Next Action Steps:

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

         Explore the Remind website



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 3 : Common Core State Standards & Student-Engaged Learning  Think about engagement strategies for students.


Next meeting is NOV. 19



Edutopia Home-to-School Guide


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