Integrating family engagement in teacher preparation courses is fast becoming an important competitive advantage for teacher preparation courses. Presenters will offer examples of how New York State teacher preparation programs incorporate explicit instruction to support the extensive data that show the benefits of effective and meaningful parent and student involvement for student performance and outcomes.
Participants will learn about teacher preparation courses that invite parents to present, provide for a family-based practicum, and model evidence based practices and effective strategies on parent involvement. Educators and administrators leave these preparation courses with the knowledge, skills, and philosophy on how to develop meaningful, low-cost/high-impact partnerships with families.
Presenters will place special emphasis on:
- engaging families of students at risk for and/or with special needs
- the positive impact family engagement can have on increasing opportunities for inclusion and improving the performance of students with academic, emotional, physical, and behavioral challenges
- Participants will learn how to align Family and Student Engagement Strategies with the new ESSA requirements.