Family Engagement Leadership Institute

Our community of practice is for equity-minded school principals and district leaders to engage with a network of peers in leading a family engagement strategy that directly impacts student learning and well-being.

Family Engagement Leadership Institute

KEY COMPONENTS

Virtual trainings

Virtual trainings

Four 3-hour group sessions at key points throughout the year (includes pre-work).

Collaboration with Action Team

Collaboration with Action Team

Apply and deepen the learning by building on existing initiatives. Existing teams can be used for this purpose (e.g. School Site Council, PTA leadership, etc) or a new team can be created.

Coaching

Coaching

Differentiated 1-on-1 and small group support provided by expert leaders and cohort peers.

Artifacts of Growth

Artifacts of Growth

Learning is codified through high-quality videos and simple descriptions of improvement over time.

Arrow Illustration

Participants can expect to:

Understand what works in family engagement

Learn what research tells us about how effective family engagement improves student learning and well-being.

Apply what works in their context

Develop an Action Plan with their team that includes a series of safe-to-fail experiments; and develop a view of their personal strengths and growth edges regarding family engagement leadership.

Re-design systems to promote what works

Evaluate which resources and structures are needed to deepen their school/district’s family engagement practice.

Embrace equity

Develop an equity-focused family engagement strategy that is integrated into existing practices, involves new or re-purposed investments, and applies existing management tools.

Joining the Cohort

Our national cohort is open to any school principal or district department leader.

We also co-design local institutes with LEAs and SEAs.

Schools and systems are using ESSER funds, as well as Title I, II, III, and relevant state funds. Local foundations with a community engagement mission are another potential source of funding.

Contact us for more information

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.