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Multi-lingual tip sheets for parents

Multi-lingual tip sheets for parents | Family and Community Engagement in Education | Scoop.it
Are you looking for information about education in Ontario? We can help!
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Designed for Ontario parents but useful resources in multiple languages.
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19 Proven Tips for Getting Parents Involved at School

19 Proven Tips for Getting Parents Involved at School | Family and Community Engagement in Education | Scoop.it
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Simple, powerful tips in a slide presentation from Edutopia and GreatSchools...
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 10 #EdTech Tools to Strengthen Relationships with #Students & #Parents

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 10 #EdTech Tools to Strengthen Relationships with #Students & #Parents | Family and Community Engagement in Education | Scoop.it

More and more, educators are embracing tech to end teaching as we know it and open the doors to powerful learning and relationship-building opportunities.

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Building and strengthening relationships really is the key to sustaining the role of schools in 21C education systems.

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Welcome to the OTF Parent Engagement Project - Ontario Teachers' Federation Parent Engagement

Welcome to the OTF Parent Engagement Project - Ontario Teachers' Federation Parent Engagement | Family and Community Engagement in Education | Scoop.it
Welcome to the Ontario Teachers’ Federation’s Parent Engagement website. Since school…
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Excellent resource for those interested in school to home relationships and fostering parent engagement. Shared by @bachtrac via twitter.

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Empathy and Research: Engaging Parents With Tech Initiatives

Empathy and Research: Engaging Parents With Tech Initiatives | Family and Community Engagement in Education | Scoop.it
Your school's tech initiatives rely on parent buy-in, so welcome them into the conversation, listen to their concerns, and make them part of the solution.
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Important lesson about fostering parental engagement in technology integration with a good list of dos and don'ts.

 

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Resources for Teachers

Resources for Teachers | Family and Community Engagement in Education | Scoop.it

"Resources for Teachers" has some good posters and pointers for parent involvement in learning.

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Moving Beyond The Newsletter: Using Technology To Meet Parents Wher...

Workshop for the 2013 BCCPAC Fall Conference that focused on using technology to enhance school's relationships with their families. 

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Chris Wejr explores the purpose of parent communication: inform, share, foster relationships, build trust, build community and engage and encourages schools to meet parents where they are.

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Tech Tools for Parent Engagement

Tech Tools for Parent Engagement | Family and Community Engagement in Education | Scoop.it
This week during #ecetechchat we discussed different tech tools that can be used to help create and sustain parent engagement in your early childhood program. I think there are a number of great te...
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Empowering Parents Through Technology - The Children's Partnership

Empowering Parents Through Technology - The Children's Partnership | Family and Community Engagement in Education | Scoop.it
By The Children's Partnership | October 2010 Computers and broadband are becoming essential tools to help parents engage in their children's education...
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4 Ways We Can Connect With Parents

4 Ways We Can Connect With Parents | Family and Community Engagement in Education | Scoop.it

"Help change those conversations at home by figuring out how to meaningfully connect with parents."

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Parent and Family Engagement | U.S. Department of Education

Mission Statement

Various ways are provided that will assist in building capacity for parents, families, and communities to fulfill the vision of the Secretary that every parent be a partner in learning and share in the responsibility of their child's education.

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Flipping Parent Communication?

"Too often we leave our communication to monthly newsletters or school wide e-mails. There are many changes happening in education, so flipping the communication I have with parents offered me an opportunity to let them know what is going on."

Peter DeWitt

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The Toolkit for Parent Involvement that Makes a Difference

What can parents do to help their kids succeed at school? What kind of parent involvement really makes a difference?
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For Our Kids - Video

For Our Kids - Video | Family and Community Engagement in Education | Scoop.it
This video features 9 newcomer parents talking about how they helped their children be successful in school and the importance of parent involvement in the Ontario education system.
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Helping newcomer parents is of growing importance to creating welcoming school communities.
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Parents Who Fear Teachers: The Residential School Legacy – Canadian Review of Sociology

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​Flip This House: Tips for Bridging the Tech Gap Between School and Home (EdSurge News)

​Flip This House: Tips for Bridging the Tech Gap Between School and Home (EdSurge News) | Family and Community Engagement in Education | Scoop.it

makingI grew up in a household with two system engineers. When I began teaching, my childhood comfort with technology followed me into the classroom; I was always thrilled to introduce new hardware or software to my students. Yet for all my tech advocacy and usage, my sons are interacting with technology

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increasing parent comfort through good communication is good, increasing parent tech literacy is even better

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5 Ways to Engage Parents Using Google Drive

5 Ways to Engage Parents Using Google Drive | Family and Community Engagement in Education | Scoop.it
April Smith shares how she uses the free Google Drive service to communicate with parents and engage them in their child's education. She describes 5 simple ways to communicate with them digitally and eliminate unnecessary paper. Strategies include collecting contact data, sharing presentations, sending home newsletters, creating digital behavior logs, and having parents sign up for parent-teacher conferences.
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Educating Parents About Education

Educating Parents About Education | Family and Community Engagement in Education | Scoop.it
Many parents today have an educational perspective based on 20th century pedagogy and methodology. Teachers need to educate them about where education is now.
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Partnerships, Not Pushouts: A Guide for School Board Members on Community Partnerships for Student Success | National School Board Association

Partnerships, Not Pushouts: A Guide for School Board Members on Community Partnerships for Student Success | National School Board Association | Family and Community Engagement in Education | Scoop.it
"Partnerships, Not Pushouts: A Guide for School Board Members on Community Partnerships for Student Success” reflect the importance of school boards working in partnership with various stakeholders in supporting the success of all students. It also serves as a blueprint for school board members who wish to create a better-coordinated system of supports for children and their families.  The guide was created by National School Boards Association, in partnership with other national education organizations. 
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Parents: 19 Meaningful Questions You Should Ask Your Child's Teacher

Parents: 19 Meaningful Questions You Should Ask Your Child's Teacher | Family and Community Engagement in Education | Scoop.it

"for students, the ultimate support system is not an expert teacher, but an informed and supportive family."

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Good list to help parents go beyond the surface level and ask questions of teachers that will help inform them about the process of learning. 

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Parent Engagement in Education: Resource Roundup

Parent Engagement in Education: Resource Roundup | Family and Community Engagement in Education | Scoop.it
Experts agree that parent involvement in their children's education is one of the biggest predictors of student success. As a parent, where do you begin?
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Stephen Heppell « Five Things I've Learned

Stephen Heppell « Five Things I've Learned | Family and Community Engagement in Education | Scoop.it

"Parents really really really really matter. So do grandparents..."

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Parent-Teacher Chats on twitter

Parent-Teacher Chats on twitter | Family and Community Engagement in Education | Scoop.it

The goal behind the chat is to encourage a transparent & collaborative dialogue between parents & educators.

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10 Ways to Ensure Parents Won’t Need to Ask ‘What Did You Do at School Today?’

10 Ways to Ensure Parents Won’t Need to Ask ‘What Did You Do at School Today?’ | Family and Community Engagement in Education | Scoop.it

“10 Ways To Ensure Parents Won’t Need To Ask ‘What Did You Do At School Today‘” by Alison Anderson was originally published on Getting Smart

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» Parent engagement in children’s education Family-School & Community Partnerships:

» Parent engagement in children’s education Family-School & Community Partnerships: | Family and Community Engagement in Education | Scoop.it
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