ENGAGING PARENTS IN EDUCATION

Topic: Leadership and School Improvement
Instructor: Jodi Slonaker
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: Teach n' Kids Learn, Inc.
Center Offered: OLPD

Course Description:

Without parents, schools would not exist. Parents send their children to school so for a variety of reasons, and all parents want what is best for their children. They want their children to learn and to thrive, to grow and develop, to become independent and productive people in society. It is clear, though, that parents of school-age children come from a variety of backgrounds, and are diverse in terms of their thinking of how children should be educated, the role of the school and teachers, their own role in the education of their child, as well as their own experiences with schooling, the school system, and their cultural and linguistic heritage.

 Our main focus in this course is to help in providing strategies for you and your school to become more focused on engaging parents not just involving them in pre-determined tasks.

 This course will provide teachers with a variety of strategies and resources designed to increase parent engagement at the school and classroom level. The course provides an opportunity for teachers to analyze how the school environment welcomes parents, including considering the current effectiveness of activities designed to bring parents into the school environment, potential barriers to parent involvement, and ways to strengthen the current opportunities and minimize or eliminate the barriers that keep parents from being involved in the educational process.

 Teachers will be provided methods which will greatly enhance what may already exist at the classroom level and determine ways to actively communicate with parents and encourage parents to participate in the educational process in a variety of ways. teachers will also learn effective communication and organizational skills for working with parents to solve academic and behavioral challenges to ensure positive student outcomes. Parental communication, classroom assistance, and helping parents get involved at home will be explored. Teachers will consider how to engage culturally and linguistically diverse families and will develop action plans throughout the course to increase parental involvement in a variety of ways.

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Contact Jodi at jodi@teachnkidslearn.com  for more information

Website: www.TeachnKidsLearn.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeachnKidsLearn

Course Location:  www.teachnkidslearn.com

ADDITIONAL NOTES: 

Within 24 hours of registering for a PD course, you'll receive an email from your instructor that contains your course access information.

You'll be able to access your student account using Self-Service Ashland. There, you'll find printable financial statements and grade reports, plus a link for requesting transcripts, once your grades have posted. Instructions for establishing or resetting your login can be found HERE

If you have a tuition waiver voucher or would prefer to mail your payment:

Please click HERE for a registration form. Please mail that along with your payment and/or voucher to the Main Campus address. Vouchers are worth $166 when applied to PD courses.

Contact Ashland Professional Development to update your email address or with other needs: pds@ashland.edu

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Cost: $600
Timespan of Course:
September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021
Contact E-mail: jodi@teachnkidslearn.com

Meeting Times

  • Location of Meeting: 
    www.teachnkidslearn.com
Course Number: EDU*6130*P14
Academic Term: 21/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 3.00
Subject: EDU