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Before...Meetings in school. After...Meeting families where they are. Let's change the way we think about family engagement.

Toolkit: How to “Reframe” family engagement in your communications

After three years of research, 72 focused interviews, and more than 6,000 participants, the research conducted by FrameWorks Institute provides ...
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Cover of A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education. Special Education Procedural Safeguards Notice April 2017 Ohio Department of Education

Ohio’s Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education (Available in 13 languages)

This guide by the Ohio Department of Education can help parents and caregivers understand your rights and your child’s rights ...
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Tiered handout

Tiered Approach to Family Engagement Notecatcher

Schools often organize their work into tiers - Universal Tier 1 supports for all students, Targeted Tier 2 supports for ...
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Family Engagement in Systems infosheet

Family Engagement In Systems

Leaders of the education system and other systems of care embed family engagement in their practices, values and principles. The ...
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Patterns of Participation Tool worksheet

When to Convene a Team and Who to Include

This tool is designed for school and district leaders. Its purpose is to help determine when to include families on ...
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Patterns of Participation Tool worksheet

Patterns of Participation on Teams

Use this data gathering tool from Elena Aguilar’s Art of Coaching Teams to analyze patterns of participation on teams that ...
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Healthy Communication Reflection Tool worksheet

Healthy Communication on Teams with Families: A Reflection Tool

This tool is designed for coaches, school and district leaders, and their leadership teams. Its purpose is to help with ...
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Cover of Ready4K Can't-Miss Family Engagement Events

How to Host Events that Families Won’t Want to Miss

Ready4K recently hosted a webinar on how schools can set up a "can't-miss family engagement event." This 2 page handout ...
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