Soup For Success: Ingredients For Meaningful School-Family-Community Engagement
GPA Title I Parent Teacher Family Engagement Initiative - Cohort I
Family Engagement focuses on connecting families and community to student learning by sharing strategies to support learning at home and providing opportunities for two-way communication, feedback, and a positive perception of school leadership.
Designed for Title I teachers or school designees, participants develop themselves as family engagement leaders through professional development, new knowledge, best practices, and a program of work for implementation through the end of the year. The Soup for Success initiative will begin in 2019-20 with Cohort I. Participants during 2020-21 will serve as Cohort II, and Cohort III in 2021-2022.
Participants will stir up family engagement at their schools by attending Soup for Success professional development leadership sessions with a focus on GPA’s Five Fibers of Successful Collaboration adopted from the research of Drs. Karen Mapp and Steve Constantino. Simmer in an interactive to assist in developing SMART goals unique to your school’s family engagement needs. Gather new ingredients from best practices on how to develop and implement attractive family engagement activities aligned with your School Improvement Plan (SIP). Taste and see through collaborative learning, take-a-ways, and creative family engagement program development.
A panelist of community partners will judge presentations and announce an Iron Chef for Family Engagement from each school level. Participants will increase their motivation hearing from Author and Educator Michael Bonner, nationally-known teacher at Ron Clark Academy featured on The Ellen Show and NBC Nightly News, and receive a signed copy of Bonner’s Book, Get Up or Give Up: How I Almost Gave Up on Teaching. Learn more here about Michael Bonner.
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