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Family & Community Engagement: The Four Phases

-Creating the Profile

-Setting the Goals

-Planning to Improve

-Implementing the Plan

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-Performance
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- Administrator Days' presentation material 2013
Administrator Days' presentation material 2014
- Beyond the Bake Sale

Topic Guides for CIP Plans

Equity and Diversity

Family & Community Engagement

Instructional Strategies

Nebraska Literacy Plan

PreK-12 Curriculum Alignment

Special Education: Improving Learning for Children with Disabilities (ILCD)

Technology

Improvement Plan Requirements

Resources

Early Childhood

The Nebraska Framework:
A Handbook for Continuous Improvement in Nebraska Schools
(PDF)

Nebraska Statewide Assessment (NeSA)

Professional Development, Data Resources, and Links

Rule 10

State of the Schools Report

Nebraska Department of Education

US Department of Education

AdvancED/NCA

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Guiding Questions

Creating the Profile

Reaching Out to Diverse Populations
www.sedl.org/pubs/family29/1.html

Getting Parents “Ready” for Kindergarten: The Role of Early Childhood Education
www.gse.harvard.edu/hfrp/projects/fine/
resources/research/kreider.html

The Transition to Kindergarten: A Review of Current Research and Promising Practices to Involve Families http://www.gse.harvard.edu/hfrp/projects
/fine/resources/research/bohan.html

Focus on Families! How to Build and Support Family-Centered Practices in After School
http://www.hfrp.org/family-involvement/fine-family-involvement-network-of-educators/fine-newsletter-archive/february-fine-newsletter-family-involvement-in-elementary-school

Concepts and Models of Family Involvement
www.gse.harvard.edu/hfrp/projects/
fine/resources/case_study/intro.html

Seeing is Believing: Promising Practices for How School Districts Promote Family Engagement
 July 2009
Helen Westmoreland, Heidi M. Rosenberg, M. Elena Lopez, Heather Weiss
http://www.hfrp.org/publications-resources/publications-series/pta-and-harvard-family-research-project-issue-briefs-family-engagement-policy-and-practice/seeing-is-believing-promising-practices-for-how-school-districts-promote-family-engagement
Our findings point to three core components of these successful systems: creating district-wide strategies, building school capacity, and reaching out to and engaging families.

Voices from the Field: How Can Elementary Teachers Collaborate More Effectively with Parents to Support Literacy Learning?
March 2011
Carol St. George, EdD
http://www.hfrp.org/publications-resources/browse-our-publications/voices-from-the-field-how-can-elementary-teachers-collaborate-more-effectively-with-parents-to-support-literacy-learning
Rather than teachers holding workshops for parents, the parents and teachers in the Collegial Circle engaged in readings and discussions together, thus creating a new paradigm for parent workshops.

Parent Engagement Electronic Tool Kit
http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-6530_30334_51051-262889--,00.html

Setting the Goals

Transforming Schools Through Community Organization: A Research Review
www.gse.harvard.edu/hfrp/projects/
fine/resources/research/lopez.html

Planning to Improve

Ideas for Teacher Preparation in Family Involvement

www.hfrp.org/family-involvement/publications-resources (click on teacher preparation and professional development)

Implementing the Plan

 

 

Nebraska Department of Education, 2010