As in the previous videos, this video guides planning for upgrading, expanding and giving new energy to a school’s family engagement approaches.
A variety of suggestions presented by family leaders and school administrators provide ideas on how to make the engagement process family-friendly. From having an asset lens to seeing the stages of family engagement from the perspective of parents (1- First teachers, 2-Resources, 3-decision-makers, and 4-leaders), use this video as a planning tool for a school.
Even though the traditional notion is still the norm where, at best, families are seen solely as volunteers and fundraisers, there are clear signs that families organized through community organizations are engines of change for the better. This meaningful work paints a picture of how collaborations can be transformative and beneficial to all.
See Co-Leading and Co-Transforming Schools – School Administrators and Family Leaders in Education article