Family Engagement

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Families and schools working together, because our students are worth it

Family engagement promotes equitable partnerships among schools, families, and communities to actively advance student achievement through shared commitment, decision making and responsibility.

Image of the Datesaver for the FACE LEARNING NETWORK WEBINAR SERIES Family-School Partnerships: Building Your Capacity for Authentic  Family Engagement & Success February 15, 2024 12 pm - 1 pm ESTPaTTAN is Presenting on Pennsylvania Family Engagement!

FAMILY-SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS: Building Your Capacity for Authentic Family Engagement & Student Success
Join us on February 15, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., as PaTTAN's Family Engagement Team presents this session on family-school partnerships, part of the FACE Webinar Series.
The research is sound--effective, authentic family engagement promotes positive results for families, school staff, and most importantly, our students. Join us for this session, provided by the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN), as they share work being done across Pennsylvania to promote family-school partnerships. Learn about the Families to the Max Statewide Family Network and other valuable resources that you can use to build your school's capacity for family engagement.

Thank you to FACE Learning Network and Successful Innovations, Inc. (@successfulinc) for this opportunity to share the great family engagement momentum in Pennsylvania.

PDE conference Making a Difference: Educational Practices That Work 2/28/2024 - 3/1/2024 Hershey Lodge. Click on image for more information.

Join us in Hershey to hear and meet renowned educational speakers. Visit the PDE Conference Session Descriptions page to learn more about FAMILY ENGAGEMENT:

                                                 J. MICHAEL HALL
  • Building Stronger Kids by Strengthening Fathers and Families
    • Audience(s): Administrators, Teachers, Agency Staff, Families
  • Best Practices for Reaching and Teaching Fathers and Families
    • Audience(s): Administrators, Teachers
                                       MAGGIE PICKET, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Engaging Families in Inclusive Digital Learning: A Symbiotic Endeavor
    • Audience(s): Administrators, Agency Staff
                                            JOLINE COLLINS, M.ED.
  • Taking it to the Next Level: Integrated, Systemic Approaches to Family Engagement
    • Audience(s): Administrators
  • Family Wisdom Circles: Leading and Learning Together
    • Audience(s): Teachers, Families
                                            BATYA ELBAUM, Ph.D.
  • Pennsylvania’s Annual Parent Survey: Time for a Refresh?
    • Audience(s): Administrators, Teachers, Families
  • Real-life Scenarios, Real-life Fixes: Addressing Specific Challenges in School-Family Collaborations
    • Audience(s): Teachers, Families
Hope to see you in Hershey!


Image of a child on a man's shoulders with Increase Students' Success! Click on image to go to the PaTTAN Family Engagement Hub Your Family Engagement Resources--All in One Spot!

 Looking for a one-stop shop for family engagement resources? Visit our new PaTTAN FAMILY ENGAGEMENT   HUB!
 This easy-to-use site contains videos, strategies, and resources from PaTTAN, the PA Department of   Education, community partners, advocacy groups, leading researchers in family engagement, national   centers, and much more.

                        Want Customized Support in Family & Community Engagement? Two Tiers of Support Available!  Professional Development & Technical Assistance- Systemic  Professional Development & Technical Assistance -Short Term Learn more here. Click on image to lean more


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                                                                     Family Engagement  Building a Partnership with Families & Community.  Click on image to go to newsletter.                                                                                                                             

                                                           See more family engagement topics in previous editions! 
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                               Family Engagement Training Modules Are Available! Click here

PaTTAN's NEW Student-Led IEP Resource Hub gives you ideas you can use today - 
visit the Resources for Educators page

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