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 parent leader, educator, or community partner looking for opportunities to evolve your practice to next generation family and community engagement, this summit is for you.
This year, the Summit offers four tracks to personalize your learning. Each track includes presentations during each concurrent learning session on family engagement and the intersection of another important area in education. Below are the available tracks at this year’s Summit.
Mental Health and Family Engagement
Transitions and Family Engagement
Opportunity for All and Family Engagement
Family Engagement Leadership and Planning
Dr. Paul Gorski, Founder and Lead Equity Specialist, Equity Literacy Institute
Dr. Gorski will be hosting a virtual office hour on Tuesday, September 21 at 9:00 a.m. Mark your calendars and bring your questions and ideas spurred by his Keynote address.
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
During concurrent learning sessions, multiple presenters will be providing learning experiences at the same time. Review the information about each presenter below along with their available session materials to select a session. Click the session name to access the presentation. Don’t worry! Every session will be recorded and shared here following the Summit.
Session 2: Establishing Families as Partners in the Secondary Transition Process
Session 3: From Equity to Equality: Ensuring Opportunity for All By Implementing a REDI Framework
Session 4: Engaging Families as Leaders through a Multi-Tiered Approach
Power Up Sessions at 11:30 are only 30-minutes long and provide a firsthand account of a school’s experience implementing a family engagement practice. Having a hard time choosing between such interesting options? Don’t worry! Every session will be recorded and shared here following the Summit.
Session 6: Swanton Elementary School: Partnering with Families to Develop Parent-Friendly Reports
Session 9: Improving Family-School Partnership Through the National Network of Partnerships School Model in Columbus City
A discussion with family leaders about family-school-community-partnerships
Jhuma Acharya, Blacklick, Ohio
Bryttani Debro, Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Kristy Gillfillan, Mt. Victory, Ohio
Heather Hetchler, Olmstead Township, Ohio
Session 11: Supporting Student Motivation at Home and at School
Dr. Eric Anderman, Professor, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University
Session 12: Family Engagement in Middle Schoolers’ Career Exploration
Kayla Mack, Education Program Specialist, Ohio Department of Education
Session 13: Holding Great Meetings for Families
Megan Horstmeier, Regional School Improvement and Special Education Compliance Consultant, State Support Team 13
Kim Moritz, Consultant, State Support Team 6
Jackie Jacoby, Urban Literacy Specialist, State Support Team 1
Session 14: The Ohio Department of Education’s Leadership for Family Engagement
Alexandra Nardo, Family and Community Coordinator, Ohio Department of Education
Session 19: Practical Tips: Working with Culturally Diverse Families
Session 21: Partnering with Families through Community Learning Centers
Kwesi Rollins, Vice President of Leadership & Engagement, Institute for Educational Leadership
Lisa Hunt, Family Engagement Specialist, Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District
Stuart McIntyre, Community Learning Center Project Director, Ohio Federation of Teachers
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 pre K – 12 education community.