2020 Annual Summit

The Ohio Family Engagement Leadership Summit is a day of professional learning and connecting virtually with those dedicated to advancing effective family-school-community partnerships across Ohio and beyond. Hosted by the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center at The Ohio State University, this summit brings research to action by providing schools, families, and community partners with the tools they need to work together to launch all children to success. If you are a teacher, leader, or community partner looking for opportunities to evolve your practice to next generation family and community engagement, this summit is for you.  

Don’t want the learning to stop? Learn more about our professional learning community, Family Engagement Leaders of Ohio by clicking the button below. Family Engagement Leaders of Ohio (FELOs) brings together family engagement professionals from across the state virtually to share their experience and to learn together how we can build partnerships with all families in our preK – 12 education community.

Dr. Barbara Boone, Director, The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center

Dr. Ana-Paula Correia, Director, The Center on Education and Training for Employment, The Ohio State University

Paolo DeMaria, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Ohio Department of Education

Michele Brooks, Principal Consultant, Transformative Solutions in Education, Former Assistant Superintendent for Family and Student Engagement for the Boston Public Schools

Session 1: Supporting All Families in Virtual Learning Environments

Sherri Wilson, The National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement

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Session 2: Implementing Systems Approaches to Family Engagement

Tracy Hill, Cleveland Metropolitan School District

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Session 3: Engaging Families to Launch Early Literacy

Dr. Meredith Wellman, The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center; Dr. Missy Marsh, State Support Team 15; Megan Horstmeier, State Support Team 13

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Session 4: Engaging Families in Middle Schools

Hadley Bachman, The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center

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Session 5: Family Engagement through PBIS

Linda Blanch, The Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio

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Session 6: Partnering with the Community to Strengthen Family-School Relationships

Dr. Karen Stansberry Beard, Associate Professor, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University

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Session 7: Trauma-informed Approaches to Partnering with Families

Grace Schoessow, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, Greene County Educational Service Center

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Session 8: Partnerships to Support the Mental Health of Students and Families

Dr. Marguerethe Jaede, Partnerships4Success

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Session 9: Connecting with Families and Supporting Learning at Home: Practices for today and tomorrow

Dr. Barbara Boone, The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center

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Session 10: The Highly Visible Invisibility of Race in School-based Family Engagement

Dr. Kenyona Walker; Dr. Melissa Ross; and Dr. Dave Julian, The Center on Education and Training for Employment at The Ohio State University

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Session 11: A discussion with education leaders about family-school-community-partnerships

Alesia Gillison, Chief Engagement Officer, Columbus City Schools

Melvin Brown, Superintendent, Reynoldsburg City Schools

John Balzer, Superintendent, Adena Local Schools

Lisa Hunt, Family Engagement Specialist, Cleveland Heights-University Heights City Schools

Session 12: Distance Learning: Backpacks On, Laptops Open, and Futures Bright

Emily Campbell; Lanisha Simmons; Dr. Isidore Rudnick; Dr. Dawn Williams, Cincinnati Public Schools

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Session 13: High Impact  Culturally Responsive Family, School, and Community Engagement

Susan Shaffer, Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium

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Session 14: OCALI Resources to Support Engagement and Learning

Jen Bavry, Family and Community Outreach Center, OCALI

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Session 15: Partnering With Families to Support Learning At-Home through Navigating Technology

Tim Latta and Krista Miller, The Metro School

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Session 16: Best Practices for Meeting the Needs of Families and Students During School Restart

Jennifer Vargo; Dr. Wendy Grove; and Alexandra Nardo, Ohio Department of Education

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