Foundations of Family Engagement
Foundations of Family Engagement is a course for early career teachers, counselors, and other school-based staff to build your knowledge and skills for effective family engagement. The course will be delivered in 3 learning blocks through a flipped instructional model. For each block, you will first individually complete an online module to build your background knowledge related to family engagement. Then, you will join a synchronous online workshop session to apply knowledge to your professional context. The process will repeat for the next two learning blocks. Registration is currently closed, but we plan to offer this course again soon.
Registration for the Spring 2023 Course will open soon!
The Reframing Academy is a course for family engagement leaders at the building, district, regional, or state level who want to communicate differently to help improve understanding of school and community engagement. The course will be delivered in 3 learning blocks through a flipped instructional model. For each block, participants will first individually complete a set of online modules to build their background knowledge. Then, participants will join a synchronous online community of practice session to apply their knowledge in professional contexts. The process will repeat for the next two learning blocks. The Reframing Academy was specifically designed for the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center by the National Association for Family, School and Community Engagement (NAFSCE).
Partnering with Families to Support Early Literacy
Partnering with Families to Support Early Literacy is a self-paced, online course for teachers from grades Pre-K through 3rd grade to build your knowledge and skills for enhancing literacy instruction through family engagement. This course is Ohio Approved through OCCRRA to meet Step Up to Quality requirements. The course is divided into three modules: Partnering with Families, Home-based Practices to Support Early Literacy, and Communicating with Families about Early Literacy. To maximize the learning experience, we encourage teachers to take the course at the same time as their colleagues. This will provide for discussion and application as a team. You may also participate in the course on your own, and individually commit to reflecting, sharing, and practicing the concepts presented in the course.